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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

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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.

  2. The Speyside Centre

    Type

    Exhibitions

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    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.

  3. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Thurso

    Caithness Horizons is an enthralling new visitor attraction located in Thurso which acts as a hub for the surrounding Caithness area.

  4. Clog And Craft Shop

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    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    Invermoriston

    This small shop in Invermoriston near the banks of Loch Ness boasts an extensive array of handmade clogs, leather products and other goods.

  5. Skyeskyns

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    Arts & Crafts

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    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Waternish

    Skyeskyns is Scotland's only traditional exhibition tannery and offers free guided tours to see the story of leather. A world-class sheepskin experience.

  6. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Inverness

    Find out more about the events leading up to, during and after the Battle of Culloden at the new and award-winning visitor centre.

  7. 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.

  8. An Talla Solais

    Type

    Galleries

    Gradings

    Ullapool

    Welcome to An Talla Solais

  9. Orbost Gallery

    Type

    Galleries

    Gradings

    • 3 Arts Venue
    3 Arts Venue

    Dunvegan

    The Orbost Gallery features a wide range of professional artwork celebrating the stunning and unique landscapes and features of Skye and the Highlands.

  10. Lyth Arts Centre

    Type

    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.

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