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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. Swanson Art Gallery





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

  2. 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.

  3. Lyth Arts Centre


    Arts Centres



    During July and August each year the centre presents Six Simultaneous Exhibitions of Painting, Craft & Photography and also stages some evening concerts in the foyer.

  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. Scottish Highland Art





    Welcome to Scottish Highland Art- come and visit the Studio and Gallery on Highland Croft, in lovely setting. View a wide range of lovely Highland paintings or book a painting session with experienced artist and art tutor, Ros Rowell.

  6. 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.

  7. Clan Gunn Heritage Centre




    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Caithness and North Coast Sutherland area

    The Clan Gunn Heritage Centre tells the story of one of Scotland's oldest clans, from its Norse origins to the present day.

  8. Gradings


    View the stunning, handmade work of acclaimed glass designers Brodie Nairn and Nichola Burns at their working studio and gallery in the pretty Highland town of Tain.

  9. Lime Tree Gallery




    • 4 Arts Venue
    4 Arts Venue

    Fort William & Lochaber

    The gallery is a purpose built space rare in the north west highlands and is the perfect place to visit.

  10. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction


    Timespan Heritage and Arts Centre is a museum of social and natural history, contemporary art gallery, archive, gift shop, herb garden and cafe.


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