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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. Seadrift Centre

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    Exhibitions

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    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Swanson Art Gallery

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    Galleries

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    Thurso

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

  4. Skye Batiks

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    Arts & Crafts

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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.

  5. St Fergus Art Gallery

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    Galleries

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    Wick

    Enjoy a visit to St Fergus Art Gallery, situated in Wick and explore a diverse selection of fine arts and crafts.

  6. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Elgin

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

  7. The Skye Shilasdair Shop

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    Arts & Crafts

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Halistra

    Browse a marvelous array of hand knitted and naturally dyed garments and yarns at this excellent wool shop on the Isle of Skye.

  8. Gradings

    • 4 Arts Venue
    4 Arts Venue

    Inverness City Centre

    Set on the banks of the River Ness in the heart of Inverness, and offering drama, dance, shows, opera, musicals, comedy and music, Eden Court is the largest entertainment venue in the Highlands.

  9. Lime Tree Gallery

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    Galleries

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    • 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

    Skye & Lochalsh

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

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