Heriot Toun in spring

What's Happening Now?

There's no formula to when people want to visit the studio. Sometimes winters are busy and summer is relatively quiet. This year summer is especially busy, so if you'd like to book a few days with us please do it soon before it's all filled up!

 

Beautiful spring time!

Beautiful spring time!

Spring has more than sprung! We've got so many birds this year at Heriot Toun and lovely it is to have them. The lambs are at the bouncy stage, leaves are fully out on the trees and the sun is shining. Just beautiful - so come on down and see us!
 

 

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/

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.

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.

That's us in the water, safely launched and ready to go. Kirsty is looking great with fresh topcoat on the hull and toerail courtesy of Butinox (just the best durability). Looking forward to the season ahead! Photos of Kirsty can be found on our Instagram account  #kirstylochfyneskiff

Books!

Books!

We've had the pleasure welcoming of a lot of writers going through the studio door this winter.  It's a great place to focus on a piece of work and let's face it, there's no better time for the rest of us to hibernate a bit and delve into the books piling up by the bed. As Maryanne Wolfe says in this Guardian article about reading - use it or lose it!
Read it here

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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