Heriot Toun in summer

What's Happening Now?

Message to the world.

Message to the world.

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, the good people - of which there are many.

You are all, each of you, very welcome here at our studio, in Heriot, in Scotland. 

wabi-sabi

wabi-sabi

Words for summer are from the inspiring book, 'Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers' written by Leonard Koren and first published in 1994.

"Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.
It is a beauty of things modest and humble.
It is a beauty of things unconventional."

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 beautiful Spring we've had; sunshine and fair winds galore, and it's great to at last be in the water. Part of our sailing this year will be a trip to Skye to meet up with friends in Loch Coruisk, a volcanic bowl which sits beneath the Black Cuillin - in Gaelic, Coire Uisg, the Cauldron of Waters'.   With the help of a knowledgable geologist and botanist, we'll explore this incredible landscape! Incidentally, the word 'cuillin' comes fron the Norse word for 'keel of a boat'.

 

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 Toun's new space

Heriot Toun's new space

We have a new project at Heriot Toun creating a mini-place to show work , a small stand-alone cubbyhole for collaborative projects, be it text or images. It's amongst the trees near the bottom of the track and easily accessible from the studio and the road. 

The plinth, made up of stones from various parts of Scotland and interlaced with stones gathered from travels abroad, is taking gradually taking shape inbetween the frosts and rain. By early summer we should have made good progress.

It's for everyone and it's free: studio visitors, passers-by, anyone who happens to stumble upon it. Keep a lookout here for progress.

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

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.

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