Arts & Crafts Activities in Scottish Highlands

Northwest Scotland is home to a wonderful community of artists and craft makers, including the internationally renowned ceramicist, Lotte Glob. Many local artists are inspired by the Assynt landscape and produce beautiful work that makes an ideal gift or memento of your stay. Unmissable North coast destinations for arts and craft lovers include Balnakeil Craft Village, Highland Stoneware, and the Old Ferry craft shop right on our doorstep.

Our very local craft shop – find it on Kyleksu slipway.

The Old Ferry Craft Shop

Local artist cooperative

Run as a cooperative by local North coast artists. Sells a wonderful selection of unique jewellery, knitwear, crafts, photos, candles.

  • Distance: Right opposite Kylesku Hotel.

Ceramics in the landscape at Lotte Glob’s croft by Loch Eriboll.

Lotte Glob

Inspirational sculpture croft on the banks of Loch Eriboll

Internationally renowned Danish ceramic artist. Visit Lotte Glob at her home on one of her open days or by appointment.

  • Distance: 50 miles.
  • The large photograph at the top of this page also shows work by Lotte Glob.

Achmelvich Beach.

Chris Puddephatt

Photography workshops starting from Kylesku Hotel

An amazing talent for photography that does justice to this landscape. Book Chris for a photograph tutorial.

Clashnessie Bay.

Assynt Aromas

Candle shop & secret tea garden

Beautiful candles created by Mum & Son. Lovely garden area where you can drink tea and eat cake.


Achiltibuie Artists’ Gallery

Artists’ collective on the Coigach Peninsula

Landscape paintings, textiles, prints, ceramics, sculpture and jewellery by local artists.

Rhueart Gallery

Contemporary art gallery with diverse displays

Lively gallery celebrating contemporary art. Painting, film-making, prints, photos, textiles and sculpture.

Balnakeil Craft Village

Inspirational arts and crafts hub by Durness

Local artists and businesses. Includes Cocoa Mountain chocolatiers, art galleries, prints, ceramics, glass and woodwork.

‘Stac Pollaidh across Lochan’ – James Hawkins at RhueArt.

Improve your photography skills: book in for a workshop (these can start out from Kylesku Hotel) with photographer Chris Puddephatt.