Holidays in Glenlivet

Visitor Guide

Art Galleries and Craft Shops


Art Galleries and Craft Shops

 in Glenlivet and the Cairngorms, Aberdeenshire, Grampian,

Moray, Nairn and Inverness-shire


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These are commercial galleries and shops.  Non-commercial galleries are listed in the sections on Castles and Houses and Museums and Art Galleries.

A number of artists specialize in paintings of local scenes, but don't always exhibit their wares in galleries.  Have a look at the following websites

John Cannavan



Tomintoul Gallery  (Tomintoul)

Artist Jane Lannagan is passionate about Batik, but a good variety of painting, sculpture and other artwork are also available in her gallery.

Contact 01479 873 965



Speyside Pottery (on the way to Aberlour)

Open Apr-Oct 10.00-5.00 or by arrangement



Still Life Studio  (Aberlour)

Many local scenes including castles, bridges, churches and general landscapes, but Alan Paterson also takes commissions to paint your favourite scene.

Open Mon-Sat 10-5

Contact 01340 871457



Leap Studio & Gallery  (Craigellachie)

Open Monday to Friday  11am to 5pm 

Weekends & evenings seasonal or by appointment 

Contact 01340 881226



Nethy Bridge Pottery (between Nethy Bridge and Grantown)

Open Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm



Loch-an-Eilein Pottery (near Aviemore)

Open Tues-Thurs 10.00-5.00 Easter to October but telephone to check these

Contact 01479 810837



Carrbridge Studios (Carrbridge)

Landscape and wildlife paintings, pottery and sculpture

Open all year, but check on 01479 841328/841247 to confirm times



Cromarty Pottery  (Cromarty)

Open 10.00 to 5.00 daily

Contact 01381 600701



Logie Steading  (south of Forres)

Café, books, furniture, antiques, art, soft furnishings, farm, garden, dressmaking - River Findhorn Walk and Heritage Centre

Open March to Christmas daily 10.30-5.30 (5 in winter) otherwise telephone 01309 611300



Findhorn Pottery  (Findhorn)

Open April to October:

Mon-Sat from 10.30am to 5.30pm and Sundays: 12 to 5.30pm


Wed-Sun 1.00pm to 5.30pm

Based at the Findhorn Foundation along with a number of other artists (painting, weaving, pottery, woodcraft and furniture), but the others are not always open - see for details



Just Art  (Fochabers)

Acrylics, oils, watercolours and prints, textiles, glass, ceramics, wood and jewellery.

Open Tuesday to Saturday  10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm  Sunday  2pm to 5pm

All other times by appointment 

Tel: 01343 820500



Portsoy Pottery  (Portsoy)

Gallery at Shorehead, Portsoy open April-October from 10.00 to 5.00

Contact 01261 842404



The Meadowlands Gallery  (Banff)

Located in the old brewery, a building dating back to 1704 and just above the yacht marina.

Open Monday to Saturday  9am to 5.30pm 

Contact 01261 818535



Touched By Scotland   (Oyne near Inverurie)

This purpose built gallery has a very wide range of art and craft goods produced by artists living in Scotland - paintings, ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood, sculpture, etc – well worth visit if you’re visiting Bennachie or need a break on the way to Aberdeen - café

Open Monday to Saturday  10am to 5pm  Sunday  1pm to 5pm 

Contact 01464 851489




Lost Gallery  (Strathdon)

Not quite lost, but certainly off the beaten track - a fascinating gallery that’s a bit out of the ordinary and worth a detour.  If you’re feeling energetic, you could walk back to Glenlivet over the hills along an old smuggling trail !

Closed Tuesday, otherwise open 10am to 5pm 

Phone to check weather conditions in winter  019756 51287


The following website gives information on the theft of “Lost” road signs and the nearby village of Bellabeg, home to the Lonach Gathering




The Milton Art Gallery (near Banchory)

Situated beside the River Dee, the gallery occupies a courtyard of renovated farm steadings known as The Milton of Crathes. Restaurant, gift shop, applied arts studio, textile and craft workshop and the Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society.

Open Monday to Saturday  10am to 5pm and Sunday  11am to 5pm  



Lang Byre Gallery  (near Banchory)

Open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm



The McEwan Gallery  (near Ballater)

Scottish and European paintings from the 18th century to the present day along with wildlife art by contemporary British artists

Open Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm and Sunday 2pm to 5pm

Phone to check winter opening hours  013397 55429



Larks Gallery  (Ballater)

Painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles, photography and jewellery design.

Open Monday and Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm


The following website gives information about Ballater






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