Art & Craft in Scotland

(Above image is a capture of the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow.)

Scotland is well endowed with a wide range of galleries, artists and crafts people.

Here is a non-exhaustive listing of galleries and workshops which may be of interest to visitors:

  • Scottish National Gallery, The Mound EH2
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, EH2
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Belford Road, EH4.
  • Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, EH2.
  • Dovecot Studios: Fine Art Tapestry at 10 Infirmary Street, EH1.
Scottish National Gallery

  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, G3
  • Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, G1.
  • Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, G12. 
Kelvingrove Art Gallery

  • McManus Art Gallery & Museum. Albert Square.
  • V&A Dundee, Riverside Esplanade, DD1 
Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Dumbarton Road, FK8

Scottish Borders

For a listing of artists and galleries check website

Isle of Skye and Lochalsh

For a listing of local arts and crafts participants refer website

Outer Hebrides  (Includes Lewis and Harris)

For a listing of local arts and crafts participants refer website

Dyeing wool on Harrus


For a listing of local arts and crafts participants refer website

Pottery on Orkney


For a listing of local arts and crafts participants refer website

Caithness Glass at Crieff in central Scotland.

Refer this website for information:

Heather Gems, Pitlochry, central Scotland.

Manufacture and sale of silver and pewter jewellery made using natural Scottish heather stems. Refer this website for more information:

Fife Coast, eastern Scotland
  • Crail Pottery, a family run commercial pottery at 5 Nethergate, Crail, KY10. Website:
  • East Neuk Open Studios, an annual Art Trail taking in over 50 artist and designer studios and workshops throughout the eastern corner of Fife. Website:
Hand Made Swords and Knives

Workshop and sales at Castle Keep, Isle of Skye. Refer

Glass Blowing

Workshop and sales at Fort Augustus, on southern tip of Loch Ness. Refer this website for more

Leather Products

Leather accessories, including sporrans, manufactured using traditional skills. Sales outlet at The Harness Room, Bowfield Road, Johnstone, PA9 (about 17 miles S.W. of Glasgow). refer

West Kilbride Craft Town 

Located about 32 miles S.W. of Glasgow, close to the Ayrshire coast. Here are 9 studios plus the Barony Centre with latter being a craft exhibition, education and events venue.

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