Local Art Trail

Local Art Trail

Steadings Gallery Balmacara

The Steadings Gallery in Balmacara Square is a small bright, art gallery set in a renovated farm building. It hosts a variety of exhibitions throughout the year featuring works from both local and national artists. The displayed arts and crafts range from nature-inspired jewelry and Scottish Highlands landscape photography to sculpture and wildlife paintings.

The gallery offers free parking, toilets, and Wi-Fi, making it a convenient and attractive indoor destination, especially during inclement weather. On sunny days, a visit to the gallery can be paired with one of the numerous walking trails that start from Balmacara Square, providing a delightful blend of art and nature.

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2 mins drive from Coillemore House

Plockton Studio

The Plockton Studio is an independently run gallery & craft shop, located in the heart of Plockton, the west coast village affectionately known as the “Jewel of the Highlands”.

All visitors to the Studio are given a warm welcome and encouraged to browse our collection of original paintings, limited and open edition prints. As well as great art we offer an exciting array of both locally made and UK sourced crafts and gifts to suit a variety of tastes. So why not visit us and find that perfect gift for someone special.

Feel free to ask us any questions you may have about the village, we are always very happy to help if we can.


10 Mins drive from Coillemore House in Plockton

Wee Gallery Duirnish

Pop in to see our local artist in residence Vera Naessens at her Wee gallery in Duirnish. If the signs are out and the lights on then she is open and is very easy to chat too or just have a wee wander around and see her varied work.

Vera Naessens was born in Belgium and studied both Art and Fashion Design, graduating in 1987 in Antwerp. In 1994 she moved to the small crofting community of Duirinish where she currently lives and works. Absorbing the world around her, she tells her stories using a range of styles and media.

10 Mins drive from Coillemore House

Balnacra Pottery

Located in the scenic village of Lochcarron, Balnacra Pottery Shop offers a diverse selection of handmade ceramics and local crafts. The shop provides a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, inviting visitors to explore its collection of functional tableware, decorative ornaments, and other unique pieces.

In addition to pottery, Balnacra Pottery Shop features a range of locally made crafts, including glassware, textiles, and jewelry. Whether you’re searching for a souvenir or a special gift, the shop offers a variety of options to suit different tastes and preferences.

With its emphasis on quality craftsmanship and local artistry, Balnacra Pottery Shop provides visitors with an opportunity to support small-scale artisans while experiencing the rich cultural heritage of the Lochcarron area.

Balnacra Pottery

45 mins drive from Coillemore House

Carron Pottery

The pottery, located in an extension at the rear of the shop, offers a fascinating glimpse into the artisanal process. Visitors can observe the potters at work, from clay preparation to throwing on the wheel and glazing. Peter, having completed his apprenticeship, adds a unique touch to the pottery with his hand-built creations.

The pottery specializes in hand-thrown domestic stoneware, ranging from butter pats to large lamp bases and full dinner services. Decorated in varying shades of white, blue, green, and brown, the pots are not only aesthetically pleasing but also ovenproof, microwave, and dishwasher safe.

Adjacent to the pottery, the craft shop showcases a wide array of Scottish crafts, including ceramics, glass, woodcraft, silverware, jewelry, textiles, and more. Additionally, the shop offers a selection of books on wildlife, outdoor activities, and children’s literature, along with cozy cushions, blankets, tweed hats, and other accessories. Carron Pottery is a haven for locally made treasures, perfect for any occasion.


30 Mins drive from Coillemore House in Plockton

Create Sudio

Whether you’re a seasoned art enthusiast or a curious newcomer, Create Art Gallery welcomes you with open arms. The gallery’s welcoming atmosphere invites guests to explore and immerse themselves in the creativity on display. With a changing roster of artists and exhibitions alongside a permanent exhibition, check out their facebook page to see whats on.

In addition to showcasing artworks, Create Art Gallery also serves as a dynamic studio space where artists can hone their craft and inspire one another. From painting to sculpture, pottery to photography, the studio provides a nurturing environment for artistic growth and collaboration. Theres also an art materials shop if you happen to fancy dipping your toies into the creative waters during your stay.

With its commitment to fostering creativity and community, Create Art Gallery and Studio stands as a shining beacon of cultural enrichment in the town of Kyle of Lochalsh.

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10 mins drive from Coillemore House