Nestled on the North Ayrshire coastline overlooking Arran, West Kilbride is Scotland's first accredited Craft Town and winner of a Creative Place Award in 2012 - The Barony Centre and 8 Craft Studios open to the public.
Nestled on the North Ayrshire coastline overlooking Arran, West Kilbride is Scotland’s first accredited Craft Town. Known as “The Village’, West Kilbride might be a small town but it offers a great range of independent retailers and designer shops which complement its major cultural attractions, The Barony Centre and Craft Studios.
The Barony Centre is a stunning conversion of an old church and winner of several architectural awards.
Showcasing a diverse selection of craft based exhibitions, including national touring shows, throughout the year
Providing opportunities to buy high quality original, contemporary and heritage craft from our gallery shop
Developing a programme of complementary workshops, talks and events
Open 7 days a week 10am till 5pm except Saturday 12noon till 5pm
The Barony Cafe is an ideal place to rest and re-charge energy levels. Based in a stylish contemporary extension to the main building, it serves great coffee and food freshly made in-house using seasonal Ayrshire produce and suppliers whenever possible. Telephone: 01294 823822
Open: Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 12noon - 5pm
Please note: The Barony Centre and Cafe opening days and times are different from those of the Craft Town Studio opening hours, see studio details below.
Next stop on the craft trail dotted along the town's main street is to each of our 8 craft studios which have a workshop area where work is made on the premises, with the added bonus of a display area where you can buy work directly from the person who made it. Many arrange craft workshops for members of the public, with specially designed projects for new enthusiasts and experienced hands.
Open: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11am – 4.00pm
Some Studios have extended open days.
For further information visit the Craft Studio Directory: www.crafttownscotland.org
(We recommend you call before travelling specifically to visit the studios).
Enjoy the full West Kilbride experience – culture, creativity, high-quality goods and service with attention to detail and the personal touch.