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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. Gradings

    Inverness City Centre

    Welcome to The Famous Scottish Showtime Inverness - a fun filled and truly unique evening featuring Scottish food & drink, traditional music, singing, activities, ceilidh dancing, theatre and comedy!

  2. Skye Batiks

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    Portree

    Choose from a colourful array of men and women’s clothing made from authentic batik fabric with uniquely Scottish designs.

  3. Scottish Flair

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    Gradings

    Inverness City Centre

    Welcome to Scottish Flair

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    4 Visitor Attraction

    Arisaig

    The Land, Sea and Islands Visitor Centre is on the site of a derelict smiddy in a stunning situation in the heart of Arisaig village.

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    4 Visitor Attraction

    Helmsdale

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

  6. Swanson Art Gallery

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    Gradings

    Thurso

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

  7. Edinbane Pottery

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    • 4 Tourist Shop
    4 Tourist Shop

    Edinbane

    This small pottery on the Isle of Skye specialises in wood-fired and salt-glazed ceramics that combine contemporary, distinctive design with functionality.

  8. Gradings

    Portree

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

  9. Weavers Craftshop and Cafe

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    • 3 Tourist Shop
    3 Tourist Shop

    Lairg

    Fantastic gift shop and cafe with sea views and outside seating.

  10. Highland Print Studio

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    Inverness

    Highland Print Studio is an open access workshop with facilities for printmaking (intaglio, relief, sceenprinting and stone lithography) and digital imaging.

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