Heriot Toun in winter

What's Happening Now?

It may be frosty and wintery outside but the studio is warm and cosy inside and bursting with creativity. We've had writers and musicians galore, filling the space with sound and creativity. Welcome all!

We're also having the most beautiful starry nights and bright blue-sky days. Come on down for a winter creative break!

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 very welcome here at our studio, in Heriot. 

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 is now tucked up in the boatyard for the winter; masts wrapped up, dehumidifier on, peat at the ready for an impromptu visit. Time to reflect on the past year and plan next years voyages!

 

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

(Life got in the way and the projects taking longer than we anticipated - but we're getting there!)

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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