Heriot Toun in summer

What's Happening Now?

 

Our main thoughts right now are with the people of Ukraine; like the rest of the world we are utterly horrified at the senseless invasion of their country and the loss of lives. Artists and creatives in Ukraine, please get in touch with us if we can connect or help in any way. We realise that may be easier said than done but we are here with open minds and hearts. 

Covid-wise we're still being careful. Restrictions may be lifting but we're not forgetting that the virus is still out there so we still ask you to behave in a careful and considered manner. We hope that you'll be vaccinated before you visit us (though of course it's not obligatory). The studio will still be cleaned and aired to a covid-standard and we'll be keeping the safety of our visitors a priority to enable us all to relax and enjoy being here.

We've spent some time in the studio ourselves recently while we had work done to our house kitchen. We've taken the opportunity to improve a few things including installing a new bigger fridge and a bigger wood burning stove. It's so cosy that its now the main form of heating in the main space!

Pat and Andy 

The Cairn at the Bottom of the Track

The Cairn at the Bottom of the Track

Literally at the bottom of our track. An ongoing and occasional space to show work and have small scale events; a viewing platform on a purpose-built stone cairn, for locals, visitors, kids, grown up kids, cyclists, dogs, passers-by and anyone else who's interested. All welcome.

Right now, in solidarity with Ukraine, we have a drawing (Pat Law) and text (Diana Berg) on the Cairn. The text is also on the website homepage.

You can view more of this and other Cairn Projects here: here

 

Neil Smith

Our visitors

This lovely bunch have just been in: "A collaboration between composer Neil T. Smith, Twelth Day Duo (Esther Swift and Catriona Price) and pupeteer, Jemima Thewes. The aim is to create a show in which music and puppetry combine. The development of this project was funded by Creative Scotland for Neil to develop his practice outside of the concert hall. Heriot Toun was the perfect set-up for getting our collaboration underway."

 

A welcome message to our visitors.

A welcome message to our visitors.

We want to 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. Your art - whatever your medium - enriches not only your life but the lives of others. Please don't stop making it. 

Regardless of what governments are syaing and doing or how crazy the world seems to be in general, let's not forget the good stuff and the good people, of which there are many. Scotland is an inclusive country and we welcome every one of 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 she is now in her 100th 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

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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