Golspie Gallery

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Golspie Gallery
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Art Galleries
This location was reported permanently closed
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We have now relocated about 40 miles down the coast, and can be found at 48 High Street, Dingwall IV15 9HL, where we are known as Alchemist Gallery. We are still a welcoming gallery and gift shop, selling & showcasing beautifully inspired craft, art & design. A broad but carefully chosen range of high quality contemporary jewellery, ceramics, furniture and designer homewares. A wide selection of local and Scottish art, print and textile work, and changing exhibition programme. Interesting events, including creative workshops.
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mairiann
Golspie, UK1 contribution
No longer in Golspie
Aug. 2019 • Solo
This was a lovely gallery to visit but unfortunately no longer in Golspie . I believe the gallery has relocated to Dingwall .
Written 28 August 2019
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Thanks for the review, and yes this is correct. We have now relocated about 40 miles down the coast, and can be found at 48 High Street, Dingwall IV15 9HL, where we are known as Alchemist Gallery. We are still a welcoming gallery and gift shop, selling & showcasing beautifully inspired craft, art & design.
Written 16 March 2021
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William A
Staffordshire771 contributions
Lovely items
Apr. 2019 • Couples
Craft gallery with lots of lovely designed and made items. Wide range from ceramics to coffee tables. Well worth a look.
Written 20 April 2019
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Lynne T
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Interesting variety of Artisan works
Mar. 2019 • Couples
Highly recommend a visit to the Gallery, a very interesting variety of local artisans, great service too!
Written 4 March 2019
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rmac189
Scottish Highlands, UK61 contributions
Beautiful gallery selling fantastic pieces
Sep. 2018 • Friends
I am local and visit the gallery every couple of months. I have bought a few bits and pieces - a beautiful pheasant cushion, a glass vase, funky ostrich coasters, my new favourite pottery mug and gifts for friends and family. I love that you can buy something unique and locally made. The gallery is bright and spacious yet packed full of really interesting bits and pieces such as felted birds, hand crafted stools, jewellery, paintings, rugs and more. Golspie is lucky to have such a lovely gallery in the village.
Written 6 October 2018
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DavidC856
Alloa, UK695 contributions
Lovely
Jul. 2018 • Couples
What a breath of fresh air - this gallery has a huge range of items, and it well worth a stop on the drive through the town.

The staff were great.
Written 9 August 2018
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Much appreciated David, thanks.
Written 5 October 2018
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COS HAZ
Golspie, Scotland, United Kingdom19 contributions
Glorious Golspie Gallery
May 2018 • Solo
Great place to visit,lovely quality items;art,jewellery, furniture, rugs and not the usual this and that!Interesting to see the looms with friendly resident weaver producing beautiful artisan pieces.Helpful staff,nothing is too much trouble.
Written 8 July 2018
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Thank-you Mairi, for coming in and spending time here. We appreciate it.
Written 5 October 2018
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David L
Retford, UK247 contributions
GOLSPIE’S ART TODAY NEEDS REMEMBERING MORE THAN A GREEDY 19th CENTURY SHEEP FARMER
Jun. 2018 • Couples
After visiting the stunning Castle of Dunrobin, which was the home of the first Duke of Sutherland. who. as the son of the Marquis of Stafford had married into the Sutherland family. my wife and I visited nearby Golspie. The Duke and his wife Elizabeth were responsible in the early 19th century for forcibly evicting hundreds of Highland peasant farmers and their families who lived on the Sutherland estate, which spread for miles over the mountains.
Those who refused to move had their homes burned down. Why did the Sutherlands do this? They, in common with other large landowners turned much of the Highlands over to sheep farming. The subsistence crofters were transferred into poor coastal cottages, such as in the former fishing village of Golspie. It is off the A9 on the way back to Inverness. Now it is a charming attractive place and a holiday resort, with a lovely sandy beach.
After the Duke’s death, there was a public subscription to remember him by building a 100 foot high plinth and statue of him to dominate the mountain skyline above his village.
We came across a happier, creative and more peaceful view of the hills on his estate- by accident. This was at the Golspie Gallery just off the High Street-in an art exhibition of the work of Edinburgh based Fiona Stevenson. The power, contrasted with the delicacy, of her painting in both oils and watercolours was admirable showing the movement of the clouds and the colour of the varying sky of the Highland mountains. Similar artistic expression of landscapes, showing the wonder of Scottish scenery, in another exhibition entitled Scenes from the North Coast 500 were well worth looking at.
This small gallery, which from the outside looks as if it is two small white beach huts, is gaining a bigger reputation because, not only does it have a helpful owner, but it works with various communities of artists to provide a space for beautiful and unusual cards, prints and unique jewellery. Moira MacBeath’s paintings can be seen throughout August and those interested in textiles will be able to see a wide variety of Scottish work from new and established artists during July and September. However, you won’t see it marked on the latest AA map for some reason.
The gallery is closed on a Sunday but has restricted opening on Tuesday and Wednesday. During the rest of the week you can go in between 10 AM and 5 PM. Perhaps you might like to try a class in traditional basket making for a day. You don’t have to provide materials for any of the classes here, but obviously you pay for the tuition you can have in various artistic activities.
Written 4 July 2018
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Thanks so much for taking the time to write this David, it is very much appreciated. Good that you 'got' us, even if we are not yet know to be the big attractions locally.
Written 5 October 2018
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suzric
sydney242 contributions
Local artists
Oct. 2017 • Family
We stopped in to look around to take something home from a local artist and we were not disappointed . Many different types of art and they also run some classes which we just happened to walk in on.
Written 3 November 2017
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Thank you! We hope you had great time in Scotland.
Written 5 November 2017
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Laurence B
Aberdeen, UK4,344 contributions
Great little shop
Apr. 2017 • Family
Popped in here on the way up the road to Orkney. Has lots of different things from cards to pictures to little trinkets. Worth a visit and not expensive either.
Written 20 August 2017
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Thanks for stopping and for taking the time to write a review. Golspie is a good stop on the way to or from Orkney.
Written 5 November 2017
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Karen B
5 contributions
Visit
Aug. 2017 • Friends
Some excellent work on show (and for sale) here. A range of items and prices, from painting to embroidered work to jewellery. Well worth a visit.
Written 15 August 2017
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Delighted you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for coming in.
Written 5 November 2017
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