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.
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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.