Art and Photography
What better place than the Ardnamurchan Peninsula to stimulate your creative side with beauty at every corner. Whether you feel inclined to paint and draw or take photographs of the spectacular scenery and wildlife there’s ample opportunity for both. Ardnamurchan boasts clear, dark skies giving wonderful opportunities to view and capture the stars, the Milky Way and if you’re very lucky the northern lights. Visit local artists at their studios and websites.
Resipole Studios is an award-winning fine art gallery with on-site artist studios, located in Resipole 3 miles from Salen. The unique exhibition space hosts an exciting annual programme of exhibitions and workshops of Scottish contemporary art that is both emerging and established. Visit to view their current exhibition which changes on a regular basis.
Located in Salen, opposite the old jetty, Loch Sunart Yarns & Buttons offers a range of hand spun exotic yarns, wooden, buffalo horn, slate, natural shell & stag horn buttons and raw fibres are sometimes available to buy.
In Achracle, near the Keystore supermarket, you will find the shop Artisan selling crafts made by local artists.
Michael Macgregor is an acclaimed Scottish photographer specialising in quality images of Scotland’s wildlife and scenery. He has lived and worked in Ardnamurchan for almost 30 years and spends much of his time journeying throughout Scotland from the remotest windswept islands such as St Kilda to the sheltered wooded glens and historic castles of the Highlands. His Photography can be found on postcards and calendars throughout the area.
Steven works out of his studio at Rockpool House, from where he can arrange photographic tours of the West Highland Peninsulas and provide both beginner and intermediate photography tuition. The studio showcases a selection of his work and has photographic prints and other items for sale. Below are a couple of examples of his photography.
Further afield is the Mallaig Art and Crafts Gallery and located at the West end of Fort William High Street is The Lime Tree Gallery hosting exhibitions from national touring collections, contemporary art exhibitions as well as being the studio of visual artist David Wilson.