Discover Arts Crafts & Galleries in The Scottish Borders
The Scottish Borders has some fantastically talented artists, craftsmen & designers. There over 80 galleries and exhibitions waiting to welcome you! Great opportunities to take home more than just memories!
Textiles – woven into the very fabric of the Borders!
Collected together in The Scottish Borders Textile Guide
A Knitters Haven! Woolfish is a delightful, small textile and yarn shop on the edge of the picturesque village of St Abbs.
Discover Sheila’s delightful Cashmere and Art Shop tucked away in the hills near Hawick at Wiltonburn Farm
Eribe a knitwear design house and manufacturer based in the Scottish Borders. Thought of as an ‘cottage industry gone global’, ERIBÉ have an avid fan-base around the world. Suppliers Abbotsford Visitor Centre
Lindsay hand-spins yarn to use in stitchery and collages – in the most wonderfully vibrant colours
Lochcarron of Scotland – manufacture prestigious woven fabrics, exclusive knitwear, contemporary accessories & bespoke highlander wear, designed & made in the Scottish Border towns of Selkirk, Hawick & Langholm.
Visit ‘famously Hawick ‘- the ‘Home of Tweed’ to see some of the best cashmere and knitwear producers in the world today, and the first whisky distillery to open in the Scottish Borders since 1837
Hawico – Cashmere – Style Luxury Quality – Made in Scotland – found in Hawick and Kelso!
Artists & Designers
Kelso Pottery in The Knowes, Kelso – Iain is a delight – it’s a treat to meet him & see his fascinating pottery!
Allanbanks Arts for courses, workshops and opportunities for learners of all ages and abilities from beginners to professional artists and teachers….perhaps you would like to join a course and stay at Hendersyde?
Kinsman – Blake Ceramics If you would like to visit a working artist’s studio and gallery nearby in Smailholm – Linda and Robin will be very happy to welcome you!
Harestanes Glass Studio and Gift Shop – learn how to create …
Lizzie McCorquodale – step into the sea through Lizzie’s wonderful pictures!
Samieston Ceramics – Clair’s creativity is in contemporary decorative ceramics.
Rob Elliot’s stunning crafted Elm furniture in Selkirk.
Pioneers of the studio glass movement in Scotland at Lindean Mill, on the road between Selkirk and Galashiels
Scottish Borders Art Glass on the edge of Hawick. You will find father and son, Peter and Andrew Holmes carrying out the ancient skills of glass making, producing fine quality, unique pieces to treasure.
Joanna Thomson Jewellery – just outside Peebles
The Wood Neuk at Blainslie grew out of ‘Tim Stead Furniture’ where David and Ross have 38 years of experience creating fine sculptural furniture, guided by the designs of the renowned late sculptor and artist Tim Stead.
Collections and Galleries
Crossing Borders brings artists and craft makers from the Scottish Borders together to shout out loud for creative talent in the area!
Harestanes is one of my favourite places in the Borders, there’s some thing for every-one! Craft studios and Buy Design. The buildings & courtyard are charming – the old homestead centre is now run by the council, as an education centre for children and adults alike! There’s a playground for children, an old hay loft full of wooden puzzles not just for wet weather days! Different lengths of walks – the one to the Waterloo Monument on a clear day has breath taking 360 degree views… and there’s a tea room with an educational / gift shop! Space for the whole family!
The Hirsel Gallery just outside Coldstream, a collection of creative talents.
The White Fox Gallery in Coldstream is in the middle of the village on the main street.
An inspiring cooperative The Crafters in Melrose, display many media, from striking glass to designer clothes and hand bags!
Real Wood Studios – is a co-operative of furniture designer-makers based near Jedburgh. From the inspiring woodland setting of Monteviot Nurseries, the designer-makers create unique, hand-crafted furniture and wood works.
The Flat Cat Gallery at Lauder constantly changing exhibitions & just the place for a bite to eat!
Moy Mackay Gallery in Peebles, visit the gallery or buy online.
Mary Ann Rogers Gallery, West Woodburn, Hexham. “The quick and lively work of Mary Ann Rogers is a real treat… her animals are depicted with a spine-tingling and inspiring virtuosity… she achieves a sense of oriental delicacy of touch which defies description.” Scotsman