Heriot Toun in spring

What's Happening Now?


Well. That dreaded word 'coronavirus'. The studio is essentially a workplace; there is little outside  social interaction going on and is therefore a relatively safe place to be in terms of spreading or catching the virus. So saying that, we like everyone else need to be mindful of the potential dangers and take every precaution to avoid it.

We are carefully monitoring the situation which means decisions may change day to day. Depending on developments, bookings may need to be cancelled. To all those who are currently booked with us, please accept our apologies in advance if we need to cancel your booking. We will give as much notice as we can and will refund any deposits. Tackling this virus means that we all have to pull together and take precautions not just for ourselves but for others. Thanks for your understanding.

 

You are welcome here!

You are welcome here!

We are so sorry for this political mess. Scotland is doing its best to get out of this destructive chaos and to welcome all who wish to visit and live here.

We value every one of you wherever you come from. XX

Message to our visitors.

Message to our visitors.

As with our message above - can we take extend it 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.

Heriot Toun Studio welcomes you - Scotland welcomes you!

Art North

Art North

A new quarterly and online magazine to connect, inform and promote the art and artists of Scotland and the far north.

"Art North has been founded precisely to act as a point of contact via which a range of artistic and critical voices can come together and be heard, thus serving as a meaninful conduit for the outward flow of information about all that there is to celebrate about our arts from 'the margins'.
To achieve the broadest coverage of the arts and crafts that we report on, our team of writers and critics (located in twelve countries) has been assembled to fully represent even the remotest of locations - from Fair Isle to Faroe islands, Tromsø to Tiree."

You can subscribe here: https://artnorth-magazine.com/magazine/

Plastic water bottles

Plastic water bottles

Recently we've had visitors bring bottled water with them, thinking for some reason that the water might be sub-standard in the studio. We'd like to assure everyone that the water comes straight from the mains and is perfectly good to drink. Please don't bring any with you, we're trying to reduce the amount of plastic in the studio. Thanks

Books, books, books...

Books, books, books...

The long awaited follow up to Arctic Dreams. We love it.

"Magnificent, a contemporary epic" (Robert Macfarlane)

"Barry Lopez brings the world alive like no other writer" (Sir Ranulph Fiennes) "A visionary masterpiece" (Neil Ansell)

We agree with all of that!

 

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.

Kirsty was built in 1921 which means not long until we celebrate her 100th birthday in 2021. We have a fair bit of information on her but are always looking for more, be it photgraphs, past owners - anything of historical interest. If you think you have anything of value then please get in touch.

Photos of Kirsty can also be found on our Instagram account  #kirstylochfyneskiff

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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