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8 Places to Buy Beautiful Scottish Artwork

Painting in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

The time will soon come to step inside galleries and while away hours admiring original artworks in person. But for now, indulge in a spot of digital retail therapy and maybe purchase a little something to remind you of Scotland – your memories, or even your future travel plans. We’ll see you soon.

You can also support artists on Facebook by searching the hashtag #ArtistSupportPledge and purchase works for under £200. Keep an eye out for studios who are members of the Own Art scheme too, which is designed to make it easy and affordable to purchase art by spreading the cost of the purchase over 10 months with an interest-free loan.

If you are a Scottish art gallery providing online services and delivery during the current situation, please let us know in the comments and we can include you in the blog.

Go on, have a little browse!

1. EA Studios, near Dundee

Situated in gorgeous Broughty Ferry, the Eduardo Alessandro Studios is housed in a former rustic cottage, which is now a restored art gallery. It showcases amazing local talent, emerging artists, and a fabulous selection of Dundee scenes and comic art. There are gift vouchers available, the perfect present for a friend or loved one, and special offers on selected pieces.

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2. Art Pistol, Glasgow

Based in West End of Glasgow, Art Pistol feature works from across Scotland and beyond, including emerging new artists from Scotland’s top art schools. The gallery specialises in affordable, original pieces and most of their collections are online so you can scroll away until you find the piece for you.

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3. Isle 20, west coast islands

Isle 20 is a collection of west coast Scottish island businesses – from Islay to Iona, Shetland to Skye, Lewis to Lismore. All of the businesses are delivering their goods and wares at the moment. You’ll find everything from art and photography to artisan chocolate and gin on offer. Check out some of the art on sale and show your support.

Shop the islands now

4. Tolquhon Gallery, Ellon, Aberdeenshire

Since 1997, this gallery has celebrated the best Scottish fine art from the picturesque town of Ellon, Aberdeenshire. Have a look at the incredible list of artists, with classic paintings, eclectic prints and sculpture for sale. There are gift vouchers available to purchase, and free delivery at the moment.

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5. Artists across Dumfries & Galloway

Although Spring Fling 2020 is sadly postponed this year, the creative community in the south west are still busy producing wonderful works. The likes of Val Macadam, Ailsa Black and Susan Metcalfe all have online shops still delivering or you can browse all the studios on the Spring Fling website.

Check out the artists

6. House of Bruar, Perthshire

This shop sells lots of lovely things, and original Scottish artwork is just one of the categories worth a look. Celebrating subjects including the rural landscape, as well as ceramics and sculpture, tempt yourself with a wee purchase – what about a wildlife painting or a moody watercolour from the list of carefully curated Scottish artists?

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7. Creative Orkney

Another region famed for its art scene is Orkney. It is home to a vibrant creative community, and even during these challenging times they’re still working hard and making some of the finest products that are all available for you to order online. You can still purchase a piece of Orkney from several artists, including Jane Glue, known for her dreamy watercolours, abstracts and beautiful birds. Jane is offering a 10% discount until the end of April if you use the code WELCOME DISCOUNT in your shopping basket.

Shop all Orkney arts and crafts

8. Shetland Craft Trail

Up in Shetland, there is a thriving crafting community taking inspiration from the rural landscape of the northerly archipelago. Beside amazing artworks, these islands have an iconic knitwear industry producing traditional Fairisle patterns. Add a Shetland ‘ganzie’ (the Shetland word for ‘cosy jumper’) to your basket and keep it for the winter months or purchase a unique gift from one of the businesses.

Learn more about Shetland arts and craft businesses

Looking for more ideas to stay inspired until we meet again? Explore more Scottish things to do at home, or why not try sketching your own Scottish masterpiece?