Art and culture in Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley

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Discover thriving arts venues, intriguing sculpture trails and more across Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley.

Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum is a treasure trove of the historic city’s art and artefacts, while the macrobert is a vibrant centre for contemporary art, theatre, music and film, with its treehouse being a unique and unusual creative space for children.

Rob Mulholland’s mirrored figures, The Sentinels, are likely to stop you in your tracks as you walk round Alloa and you can follow the Andy Scott Sculpture Trail through Clackmannanshire, having fun trying to decipher these unusual artworks. The Loch Ard Family Sculpture Trails near Aberfoyle can be explored on foot or by bike.

Explore the Alloa Maker's Village or enjoy a taste of the golden age of cinema at the Hippodrome, a gorgeous pre-Art Deco building in Bo’ness. The cinema celebrated its centenary in 2012 with a full programme of events including the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema.

For fantastic arts and craft shopping, visit Antartex Village in Alexandria. This retail village was once a sheepskin factory and today is home to a variety of unique shops including Icefire Glass, a working glass studio. Head to Mansefield Studios in Arrochar to see beautiful jewellery, photography and other traditional crafts on display in the gallery.

  • A pipe band play at the Bridge of Allan Highland Games
    A pipe band play at the Bridge of Allan Highland Games
  • Looking across Loch Katrine
    Loch Katrine
  • Concert at Stirling Castle
    Concert at Stirling Castle
  • Shoppers at Loch Lomond Shores
    Shoppers at Loch Lomond Shores
  • View inside one of the rooms at Hill House, Helensburgh
    Hill House, Helensburgh
Concert at Stirling Castle

Music, dance and theatre events

Uncover the creative side of Loch Lomond, Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley with a range of music, dance and theatre events.

Looking out from the bow of the steamship, Sir Walter Scott, to Loch Katrine

Literature

Discover a region that inspired literary greats such as Sir Walter Scott, William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge and Jules Verne.

This Journey's End sculpture by Andy Scott

Andy Scott Sculpture Trail

The Andy Scott Sculpture Trail is an unprecedented concentration of works by international sculptor Andy Scott.

Fire juggler at Stirling Castle

Arts and culture events

From live music to Highland games, there's always events taking place in Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley.

Shoppers at Loch Lomond Shores

Arts and craft shops

Visit a wide range of boutiques, galleries and art studios in Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley.

Robert the Bruce statue at Bannockburn Heritage Centre

Arts and culture attractions

From art galleries to exhibitions, enjoy arts and culture attractions in Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley.

Callendar House

Creativity

Discover the creative side of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley, a region filled with artists, writers and craftspeople who have been creating great works for many years.