There are many reasons why you might be drawn into a gallery. It could be for the love of art, the need for pictorial stimulation, a desire to be exposed to new ideas, or perhaps because it's a dry space to while away a wet afternoon. Maybe you just like the fact that most are free to enter!

Whatever your reason for stepping through the threshold, you'll find Scotland's galleries to be full of fascinating visual art. From national collections and major touring exhibitions in cities to small local studios, see a range of artworks in all kinds of media by major international artists, famous Scottish painters and artisan crafters.

Many larger galleries also boast delightful cafés offering superb local produce and home baking - a perfect pit stop for when your feet get tired!

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