Heriot Toun in winter

What's Happening Now?

What a great summer! Lots of sun and wonderful folk at the studio - pretty perfect in fact. Heriot's looking beautiful right now, autumn really is in full flood with the best colours in years. So it's time now to winterise the studio and get out the warm woolen rugs and throws and get those logs split for the stove. Not that it needs it though as the underfloor heating keeps us cosy, but we like to stay in tune with the seasons and it's just so nice to cosy up a real fire in the colder days. The studio is cosy at all times of the year so come on down!

Coorie in

Coorie in.

Winter, believe it or not is one of our favourite seasons (along with the other three!). We always look forward to the change of pace, the log fires, the candles, and evenings round the fire catching up with books. The studio is a great place to be in the winter so don't let the weather and dark nights make you sad. The studio is cosy with candles and logs so come on down and see us!

Message to our visitors.

Message to our visitors.

Can we take this opportunity to say that Heriot Toun has always and will always welcome people of every nationality, colour, creed, gender - we value every one of you.  Regardless of what  governments are saying or doing or how crazy the world seems to be, let's not forget the good stuff and the good people, of which there are many.

Everyone is welcome here at Heriot Toun Studio.

Directions for finding true north.

Directions for finding true north.

Our words for winter come from our friends Peter Davidson and Jane Stevenson who made these directions into a Christmas card a few years ago. This is an edited version but it's too good not to be shared.

Peter is the author of the wonderful book The Idea of North. (Reaktion Books, 2005) exploring the concept of North through it's many manifestations.

Kirsty: boat news

Kirsty: boat news

We're often asked about our old gaff ketch, 'Kirsty' who, amongst other things is the hub of many of Pat's projects. So we've given her some space here for all the nerds who are interested in paint, varnish and general boaty stuff. For everyone else, look away now.

What a summer - and weren't we due it! So far we haven't sailed in a single gale and that's a record. Not only that it's been warm and balmy, we've even had to soak the decks a few times to stop them drying out too much. We're not complaining.

Right now though Kirsty is up on the hard and it's time to get into winter mode. Fitting out will be on us soon enough.

Pat Law - Current and Past Work

Pat Law - Current and Past Work

Current and past work of Heriot Toun's permanent resident: Studio Log .

Heriot Book Hut

Heriot Book Hut

Our village of Heriot now has a wee book hut where folk can come and borrow, swap, buy (for a small amount) or donate a book. Initiated by friend, writer and Heriot neighbour, Stuart Kelly, the hut is sited in the grounds of the church. It will be based here until it goes to its new home at the village hall where there will eventually be a new extension.

The book hut will be open Friday afternoons 2-4.30pm and Saturday mornings 10am-1pm. All welcome.

Pathhead Music Collective

Local events featuring Pathhead Music Collective musicians

This energetic lot of musicians over the hill always have loads going on, so much so that we can't do it justice here, so visit their websites to see what they're up to - links below:

PMC Facebook page: here

PMC website here

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