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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. Loch Ness Clay Works

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    Loch Ness

    Visit the secluded workshop where Rebekah Allan has practiced the tradition of artisan pottery for the last 20 years.

  2. Loch An Eilein Pottery

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    2 Visitor Attraction

    Aviemore

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

  3. 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.

  4. Weavers Craftshop and Cafe

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    3 Tourist Shop

    Lairg

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

  5. Seadrift Centre

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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.

  6. The Speyside Centre

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    4 Visitor Attraction

    Dulnain Bridge

    Award-winning attraction with unique heather story exhibition, extensive gift shop, large garden centre selling 300 different heathers, antique shop, famous Clootie Dumpling Restaurant and children's play area.

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    Helmsdale

    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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    Tain

    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.

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    Broadford

    Specialising in mixed media and watercolour, Duncan Currie paints at the Broadford Gallery and Sandbank Studio, Isle of Skye.

  10. Carrbridge Artists Studio

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    Carrbridge

    This small art studio and gallery in the Highland village of Carrbridge hosts constantly changing exhibitions that the work of its owners the Buttress family.

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