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  • Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum
    Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum
  • Old woman in historic dress cooks at an open hearth in the centre of a reconstruction of an old croft house
    The Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore
  • A stone carving on display at the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
    Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
  • The Skye Museum of Island Life
    The Skye Museum of Island Life

Discover the Highlands’ arts and culture attractions where you can see how the region’s ancient landscapes, fascinating history and vibrant culture have inspired the work of many talented people.

From the thriving city to peaceful towns and villages, you can explore a fantastic variety of arts centres, galleries, theatres and craft shops spread throughout the Highlands.

Visit Johnstons of Elgin and discover the history of Scottish cashmere, catch a show in the legendary Eden Court Theatre, or head to the Isle of Skye where you will find an artistic hub of local crafts people and a thriving arts scene. You will also find that some of the Highlands’ arts and culture attractions offer workshops, where you can embrace your creative side and make your very own piece of art.

Browse through the listings of arts and culture attractions in the Highlands and start planning your creative day out today.

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  1. Carrbridge Artists Studio

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    Carrbridge

    This small art studio and gallery in the Highland village of Carrbridge hosts constantly changing exhibitions that the work of its owners the Buttress family.

  2. Brora Heritage Centre

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    Brora

    Visit Brora Heritage Centre and discover the archaeology and industrial heritage of Brora portrayed through an exhibition, hands-on displays and dinosaur play area.

  3. Loch Ness Clay Works

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    Loch Ness

    Visit the secluded workshop where Rebekah Allan has practiced the tradition of artisan pottery for the last 20 years.

  4. The Speyside Centre

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    Dulnain Bridge

    Award-winning attraction with unique heather story exhibition, extensive gift shop, large garden centre selling 300 different heathers, antique shop, famous Clootie Dumpling Restaurant and children's play area.

  5. Skyeskyns

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    Waternish

    Skyeskyns is Scotland's only traditional exhibition tannery and offers free guided tours to see the story of leather. A world-class sheepskin experience.

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    Halistra

    Choose a special gift or keepsake of Skye from the incredible range of local arts and crafts on display at this small shore side workshop and gallery.

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    Ullapool

    Located in beautiful rural surroundings, this superb wood turning centre offers a fine selection of hand carved and turned objects, tuition and all the raw materials needed woodturning.

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    Skye & Lochalsh

    Discover an artistic hub on the Isle of Skye, home to some of the most inspiring and evocative work produced in Scotland.

  9. Treasures Of The Earth

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    Fort William

    Housed in an atmospheric simulation of caves, caverns and mining scenes Treasures of the Earth will leave you in awe at the wonders which lie beneath your feet.

  10. Skye Batiks

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    Portree

    A multi-award winning shop providing inspiration for those who seek the bright, bold and offbeat. Imagine a place where colourful Celtic batiks and gorgeous hand loomed cottons combine to grab your attention and a shopping experience like no other.

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