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Highland Arts and Crafts: Exploring Local Artisans


The Scottish Highlands are not only known for their breathtaking landscapes and rich history but also for the vibrant arts and crafts scene that thrives amidst the mountains and lochs. Exploring the talents of local artisans is a unique way to immerse yourself in the Highland culture. Join us as we take you on a journey through the creative spirit of this remarkable region.

Discovering Highland Artistry

The Highlands have a long history of artistic expression, deeply rooted in the culture and heritage of the region. From painting to pottery, blacksmithing to textile arts, you'll find a wide array of crafts that showcase the creativity and craftsmanship of local artisans.

The Pottery of the Highlands

One of the most captivating aspects of Highland arts and crafts is pottery. Local potters draw inspiration from the rugged landscapes, casting their vision into clay. The result is an exquisite collection of mugs, plates, and vases that capture the essence of the Highlands. Don't forget to bring home a piece of this Highland magic.

Where can you visit ?

  • Smarty Art , Grantown on Spey

  • Balnacra Pottery, Locharron

  • Morags Crafy Bothy, Falls of Foyer

  • Spey Bank Studio, Grantown on Spey

  • The Potters House, Muir of Ord

  • Alexis Basso, Drumbeg

  • Scottish Highland Art, Torness

  • The Clay Studio , Inverness

  • Dean Allen Paint and Pottery, Dornoch

  • Craft Village , Balnakiel

Keep your eyes peeled as more often than not ,local artisans will erect signs directing you to their studios , and it may well be worth a "trip of the beaten track"

The Artistry of Textiles


Highland textiles are a reflection of the region's history and heritage. Skilled artisans hand-weave intricate patterns into tartans, kilts, and shawls, preserving age-old traditions. Exploring these textile workshops offers a glimpse into the timeless artistry that has been passed down through generations.

Where can you visit

  • Artisans of Scotland, Edinburgh

  • Locharron Weavers , Strathcarron

  • Prickly Thistle , Alness

Metalwork: Forging Highland Legacy

The sound of hammers striking hot metal resonates in Highland blacksmith shops. Local smiths create traditional weapons, jewelry, and decorative pieces, each telling a story of Highland heritage. Witnessing the ancient craft of metalwork is an experience that will stay with you.

Where can I visit ?

  • Smiddy at the Highland folk museum, Newtonmore

  • Strachur Smiddy Museum, Cairndow

  • Highland Forge Blacksmith , Inverness

  • The Famous Blacksmiths Store, Gretna Green Village

As you embark on your Highland adventure with our campervan hire service, take the time to explore the rich tapestry of Highland arts and crafts. Support local artisans by purchasing their unique creations, and bring home a piece of the Highlands' creative spirit.

Book Your Campervan Adventure Today!

Uncover the hidden treasures of Highland craftsmanship while traveling in comfort and style. Book your campervan with us and start your journey to explore the artistry of the Scottish Highlands.


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