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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. Uig Pottery


    Arts & Crafts



    Watch hand-thrown ceramics being made at this small pottery located in the village of Uig on the Isle of Skye.

  2. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction


    Johnstons of Elgin has been creating the finest woollen and cashmere cloth, clothing and accessories since 1797.

  3. Ferrycroft Visitor Centre


    Nature Centres & Reserves



    Ferrycroft is a Tourist Information and Heritage Centre with café, shop and toilets. There are games, displays and experiences for all ages. Admission is free.

  4. Gradings

    • 3 Activity Centre
    3 Activity Centre


    Welcome to Stoneyfield Lochs Trout Fishery. A fly fishing venue, well stocked with quality trout set in well maintained grounds. Includes a 'Bothy' with toilet facilities and kitchenette, car park and disabled access directly to the loch-side.

  5. Swanson Art Gallery





    Based in Thurso library, Swanson Gallery has a year round programme of local, Highland and touring exhibitions of fine artwork.

  6. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction


    No visit to Speyside would be complete without a visit to the Speyside Cooperage, the only cooperage in Britain with a visitor centre.

  7. Seadrift Centre




    Caithness and North Coast Sutherland area

    Nestled on Dunnet Bay, the Seadrift Centre is the perfect place to discover and learn about the local wildlife of the Highlands.

  8. Hall of Names - Inverness


    Historic Sites


    Inverness City Centre

    Welcome to Hall of Names - Inverness as part of the hugely successful and informative hall of names based in virtually every historic house and castle throughout Europe we can show you your family coat of arms and let you know more interesting detail

  9. Loch Ness, Nessieland




    • 2 Visitor Attraction
    2 Visitor Attraction

    Loch Ness

    Visit this informative and entertaining Loch Ness Presentation and discover the facts behind the mystery and legend of Loch Ness. See the Loch Ness Monster in her natural environment, “THE NESSIELAND CAVES”. A fabulous photographic opportunity.

  10. Gradings


    Nestled on the stunning Trotternish Peninsula, the Trotternish Artist Studio and Gallery features a wide selection of landscape originals and mounted photographic work.


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