The Butterworth Gallery


The Butterworth Gallery, Ballogie Shop, Ballogie, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5DP

    Butterworth Gallery at Ballogie is situated on Royal Deeside between Banchory and Aboyne in Aberdeenshire.

    The 3-star visitor attraction is family run by Howard Butterworth's eldest daughter Sarah. It hosts a permanent exhibition of oil paintings by Howard Butterworth.

    Howard Butterworth is a renowned Scottish artist and has lived and painted professionally in northern Scotland since 1968. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother supported him over the years and his work can be found in her personal collection. Producing mostly oil paintings, his style captures the atmosphere of light and colour that is so unique to Scotland. Many of his paintings are now published as prints, cards and giftware.

    His work has increased in popularity worldwide, particularly his paintings of Scotland including those of native birchwoods, Caledonian pine forests, heather covered moorland and snowcapped mountains, with the lively waters and bridges of Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire.

    Equally popular are his oil paintings and watercolour paintings of historic castles, such as Edinburgh Castle and Eilean Donan Castle, his coastal towns, seascapes, and city street scenes. His work spans the whole of Scotland.

    On display in the gallery is an extensive display of framed and unframed prints of Scotland by this Scottish artist. The gallery stocks the full range of limited edition prints and unlimited edition prints.

    2004 saw the introduction of the youngest daughter Mary Butterworth's original works which are growing in popularity. Also, Butterworth giftware has launched new collections of wooden jigsaws complementing its existing designs, as well as expanding into the new range of placemats and coasters.

    3 Visitor Attraction
    Assisted wheelchair access
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015
    Day Times
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday Closed
    Wednesday Closed
    Thursday 11:00 16:00
    Friday 11:00 16:00
    Saturday 11:00 16:00
    Sunday 11:00 16:00

    We are happy to arrange viewings by appointment outwith the normal gallery opening hours. Please call Tel 013398 86104 to book.
    If arranging a group party with advance notice we could arrange for either artist to be at the gallery, subject to availabity.


    • Children Welcome


    • Level Access


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Young People


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • the gift shop


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps


    • There is an audible alarm system
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Lighting effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors e.g. pools of light and dark areas are avoided

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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