Explore Local Area
‘Scottish art is fizzing with energy’
Jonathan Jones, the Guardian
We’ve put together a distinctive arts and craft trail, so you can see the best of traditional Scottish arts with contemporary aesthetics. Look forward to a personalised tour around artist studios working with hand-thrown raku ceramics, abstract and landscape painting, glass sculpture, Harris Tweed accessories and alpaca wool knitted accessories.
All this… driving through characteristic coastal towns in an open top convertible. On a sunny day, it’s glorious!
See George’s breathtaking interpretations of our coastal landscapes and light; Liz’s limited edition prints of local fishing villages; a hive of activity in Keny’s workshop where he makes leaded stained glass windows; Belinda’s studio brimming with numerous sketches and paintings in progress; Charonne’s glass sculpture studio, where she manufactures magic, making splash paintings inside glass that look different from every perspective; Patricia’s fascinating process of working with ceramics and fire to create Raku vessels; and Claire’s intriguing use of line, whether stitched, cut drawn or written! Regardless of material, Claire’s work involves a narrative element, gentle humour, layers and attention to detail.
Charonne RuthGlass Sculpture/Painting
George Gilbert RSWLocal Landscape Paintings
Patricia ShoneRaku Ceramics
Vicky SwalesWoven Textiles
Belinda BullenLandscape Paintings/Prints
Samantha HolmesAlpaca Wool Luxury Clothing
Bertie GirlHarris Tweed Designs
Why not meet the artists and see how they work?
With the opportunity to buy or commission unique gifts.
Outlander Filmed Here in Scotland
Explore. Taste. Paint.
No special effects required here! Culture and history lay right on the surface.
Why not step into character and walk onto the set? On our doorstep we have Farrell’s Hardware Store, Bruce Fountain and cobblestone streets. Locals can tell stories of how our town was transformed and what it was like watching Claire and Jamie’s story unfold on set. Signed prints, of behind the scenes filming by a local professional photographer, are available for purchase. Just a little further afield are the village of Cranesmuir, Sainte Anne de Beaupre’s monastery and Castle Leoch.
Or bring your frocks and dine Outlander style, tucking into traditional Scottish meals. We offer a six course meal for 3 to 6 guests.
We can also help you create a memorable photobook, weaving together pictures of YOUR tour or YOUR dining experience with ACTUAL filming on location!
For the artist in you, established local artists will teach on location how to paint the village of Cranesmuir, Fountain Bruce or Castle Leoch.
Generally Scotland is a very friendly place. Here, the locals are especially helpful and chatty, with lively people running the shops! Check out Cottage Craft Centre, Fayre Earth and Pillars of Hercules.
Stunning Array of Golf Courses
St Andrews Old Course, the oldest and most famous course in the world, needs little introduction. It is regarded as the Home of Golf and hosts The Open every five years. The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, a major professional tournament, plays every October at St Andrews.
VisitScotland tell us, that faced with a blind opening tee shot, members of the Golf House Club at Elie came up with an ingenious way to make sure the path is clear before teeing off… they erected a recovered periscope from a WWI submarine!
‘It’s quirky and it’s the most enjoyable course I know. If I had my way, I’d build Elies all over the world.’
Peter Thomson, winner of five Open Championships, on Golf House Club, Elie
Another quirky one, Kingarrock at Hill of Tarvit, transports us back to the 19th Century. All players are provided with hickory clubs, an old golf bag, together with balls and tees that represent how the game used to be played!
Explore the map for many more courses in stunning locations, including Kingsbarns and Crail…
Why not get a group together for 10+ days?
We offer 10% – 30% discounts for longer stays.