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The dramatic coast and unique light of Argyll and the Isles have inspired generations of artists and craftspeople. Some of Scotland’s best loved artists, including Jolomo and Pam Carter, paint these beautiful shores. Many artists have chosen to live and work here and there’s a vibrant, lively cultural scene. You’ll find galleries all over the region - hidden deep in the countryside, perched on the shores and nestled in the villages. There are a number of open studio events throughout the year, which is a great way to meet the artists, see their work and experience the landscape that inspires them.

Cowal Open Studios
Over 30 local artists throw open the doors of their studios to the public during the Cowal Open Studios. Follow the arts trail deep into some of the most beautiful and hidden parts of Argyll’s Secret Coast.

Artmap Argyll
This four-day open studio event links artists and makers across Argyll, inspired and creative people who choose to live in the most diverse and stunning scenery. Visit their studios, meet the artists and discover secret beaches, hidden glens and coastal villages along the way.
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Active Kintyre
Active Kintyre
Active Kintyre will help you have an active, create and unforgettable holiday in Kintyre. They can organise actvities and events and take you to magical places in...
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An Tobar
An Tobar
An Tobar is a fantastic arts centre in a refurbished Victorian primary school in Tobermory. It's a focus for arts activities on the island and a real creative...
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Ann Gleann Tablet
Ann Gleann Tablet
Enjoy the gourmet butter, chocolate and malt whisky flavoured tablets from An Gleann of Islay. As advocates of 'slow' food, An Gleann tablet is handmade in...
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Art Escapes Argyll
Art Escapes Argyll
Art Escapes Argyll is an exciting programme for creative artistic collaboration, based around the renowned Tighnabruaich Gallery on Argyll's Secret Coast. At the...
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Atlantic Islands Centre
Atlantic Islands Centre
Atlantic Islands Centre is an exciting new visitor & community centre situated on the beautiful Isle of Luing, just 35 minutes from Oban. A stone’s throw...
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Calgary Woods Art in Nature
Calgary Woods Art in Nature
Calgary Farmhouse is home to a fantastic café and an art gallery. It's also the start of a sculpture trail that winds through the woods. Follow the trail to...
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Campbeltown Picture House
Campbeltown Picture House
Please note: Campbeltown Picture House is currently closed to the public. It's undergoing redevelopment phase and will re-open in 2016. In the meantime, monthly...
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Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park
Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park
Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park, opened in 2012 by Karen Scotland and Anne Edmonds, is an outdoor gallery tucked away on the Kyles of Bute on Argyll’s Secret Coast....
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Gigha Gallery
Gigha Gallery
The Gigha Gallery is fabulous play to see work by Scottish artists. It's in a glorious location near the Gigha Hotel. Regular artists include Jolomo, Erni Upton and...
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Gruffalo Trail, Ardkinglas
Gruffalo Trail, Ardkinglas
The Gruffalo Trail, set within Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Cairndow, is fantastic fun for kids of all ages. After a five minute walk from the car park, a metalwork...
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Heartfelt By Liz Studios
Heartfelt By Liz Studios
Heartfelt Studio is a wonderful textile treasure trove set within a unique Victorian Station in the village of Dalmally. The owners Liz and Graham have retained much of...
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Islay Brewery and Visitors Centre
Islay Brewery and Visitors Centre
Islay Ales is the only brewery on the beautiful Isle of Islay, off the West Coast of Scotland.Islay Ales produce hand crafted, high quality cask and bottle conditioned...
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Islay Studios Gallery
Islay Studios Gallery
The Islay Studios Gallery showcases Mark Unsworth's fantastic photographs of Islay and features art by some of the best artists working on the west coast of...
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Islay Woollen Mill Co
Islay Woollen Mill Co
The Islay Woollen Mill is beased near Bridgend on the Hebridean island of Islay. Founded in 1883, it's been under its current ownership since 1983. The family...
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Mull Theatre
Mull Theatre
Druimfin, just outside Tobermory, has been the home of Mull Theatre since 2008. One of Scotland’s leading touring theatre companies, Mull Theatre’s shows can...
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Oban Phoenix Cinema
Oban Phoenix Cinema
Oban Phoenix Cinema was bought by the community in 2011 and reopened in 2012. A small group of volunteers got together to bring the venue up to date. It now offers a...
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Outback Art Gallery and Café
Outback Art Gallery and Café
This remote art gallery and café sits on Sanaigmore Bay at the north west edge of Islay. It's a beautiful spot. As well as paintings, this bright and modern...
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Strachur Smiddy and Craftshop
Strachur Smiddy and Craftshop
The Smiddy has a long history. The first recorded reference to it was in 1791, and it continued to perform a vital function in the social and economic life of the local...
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The Blue Letterbox
The Blue Letterbox
The Blue Letterbox is a gift shop situated on Frederick Crescent in Port Ellen on the Hebridean island of Islay.You'll find a selection of unique arts and craft...
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The Celtic House
The Celtic House
The Celtic House in Bowmore on Islay is a treasure trove of Hebridean ware. Established by the Roy family in 1959, it specialises in fine island Celtic and Scottish...
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