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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. Anta Pottery

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    Arts & Crafts

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    • 4 Tourist Shop
    4 Tourist Shop

    Tain

    Visit the Highland pottery and textiles shop of the Scottish interiors and lifestyle company ANTA in Fearn where many of its products are made.

  2. Swanson Art Gallery

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    Galleries

    Gradings

    Thurso

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

  3. Loch An Eilein Pottery

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    Arts & Crafts

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    • 2 Visitor Attraction
    2 Visitor Attraction

    Aviemore

    Browse a beautiful selection of hand thrown earthenware pottery in the idyllic surroundings of Rothiemurchus in the Cairngorms National Park.

  4. Lyth Arts Centre

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    Arts Centres

    Gradings

    Wick

    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.

  5. Nessieland

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    Exhibitions

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Drumnadrochit

    Informative and entertaining Loch Ness Monster Presentation

  6. The Skye Shilasdair Shop

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    • 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.

  7. The Tain Pottery

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Tain

    The Tain Pottery and Visitor Centre is easily located on the A9, just south of the Royal Burgh of Tain and will be an ideal place to break your journey or seek refuge from inclement weather.

  8. Green Tree Arts Studio

    Type

    Arts Centres

    Gradings

    Ferness

    Green Tree is an artistic hub, designed to foster creativity, support individuals and groups and promote talent. We provide temporary studio space, exhibition space with event promotion, artistic retreats, and creative workshops.

  9. The Aros Experience

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    Exhibitions

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Portree

    Located on the outskirts of Portree, Aros has a fascinating combination of music, wildlife, film and exhibitions.

  10. Skye Batiks

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    Portree

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

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