The number of artists and art galleries in Caithness and North Sutherland is testament to the area’s draw as a haven for the arts.
The outstanding scenery and landscape of the region has inspired artists for generations, and that rich heritage and diverse cultural life is still as powerful as ever. Coupled with the peace and quiet, the region is one where the arts thrive and where creativity is nurtured and expanded.
And it’s not just artists painting pictures of the natural beauty that is all around – it is workers in glass, ceramicists, silversmiths and jewellery designers as well as fine art painters and sculptors. They are joined, too, by a growing band of photographers, writers, and new media specialists.
See the right hand text links to get a flavour of what’s happening in the arts in Caithness and North Sutherland.