Heriot Toun in winter

What's Happening Now?


January 2021

Here we go again. Seems that as soon as we update our website re the covid situation, guidelines change again. We're back to the strict measures of last Spring. 
 
We're acutely aware of the hardships that artists and creatives are enduring right now due to the covid restrictions, and as the studio is a space for creative people to work on projects we'll do our best to help you achieve your aims within the guidelines. 
 
Just to be clear, the studio is a workspace with optional accomodation, not a holiday rental which means that essential work can be carried out here within government guidelines. We'll assess each booking on a case to case basis depending what guideline changes come into force.
 
We will be following all necessary procedures to ensure the safety of our visitors, ourselves and the local and wider communities and update our strategy accordingly.

Thinking of you all - hang in there and stay safe!

Pat and Andy


 

The Cairn at the Bottom of the Track

The Cairn at the Bottom of the Track

Lockdown project no. 3 Plague Clothes
We like the poem from Robert Alan Jamieson so much that we're carrying it over on the Winter homepage for another season. Likewise, we'll continue to show it on the Cairn until Christmas. It has struck a chord with one and all! It's from a collection of poems and photographs by Shetland born poet, Robert Alan Jamieson, written in the Spring of 2020 while recovering from Covid-19 symptoms. The publication is a collaboration with Daniela Silva and Patrick Jamieson who used the opportunity to set up Taproot Press publishing company. By supporting this book you'll be supporting an exciting young publishing enterprise.
https://taprootpress.co.uk

Heriot Unlocked!

Heriot Unlocked!

Our community project is now complete! We asked you for contributions of photographs, drawing, paintings, stories etc that related to your experience of the covid-19 lockdown and turned it into a slideshow/film. There was no selection process, all were accepted. We also turned it into a small publication - all of which are now sold out.

The slideshow/film of Heriot Unlocked! was screened in the Horsebox outside the village hall on the 22nd November and again on the Cairn at the Bottom of the Track at Christmas.

If you missed seeing your work in the film you can watch it here on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/480713879

 

Message to our visitors.

Message to our visitors.

We want 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 and Scotland welcomes you!

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 it's not long until we celebrate her 100th birthday next year. We have a fair bit of information on her but are always looking for more, be it photographs, past owners, anecdotes or anything of historical interest. If you think you have anything we might like to see then please get in touch.

Photos and more information on Kirsty can also be found here

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

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  has a wee book hut where folk can come and borrow, swap, buy (for a small amount) or donate a book.  The hut is sited in the grounds of the church and 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  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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