Culture, Heritage & Art in Argyll & the Isles

Scotland's Creative Coast

Argyll & the Isles boasts a growing network of cultural organisations, artists and makers inspired by the environment and communities they live within.

Similar in number, our farmers and crofters are passionate about producing the highest quality food and drink, and are committed to caring for our environment and protecting Argyll’s landscapes and island seascapes for everyone to enjoy responsibly.

Here you can discover a selection of remarkable Argyll businesses, and learn how to live like a local.

Culture, Heritage & Arts Assembly

Argyll has one of the highest concentrations of artists anywhere in Scotland. With expansive coastlines and 23 Islands, it's no wonder people gravitate here to find inspiration in its heritage-steeped landscape.

CHARTS (Culture Heritage & Arts Assembly, Argyll & Isles) fosters collaborative working and help showcase the rich culture, heritage, and arts activities happening across Argyll & the Isles.

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Campbeltown Picture House

Campbeltown Picture House, designed by Albert V Gardner of Glasgow in 1913 in Glasgow School Art Nouveau style, is a Category A Listed building and one of th...

26 Hall Street
Campbeltown
Argyll
PA28 6BU

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Historic Kilmun

At Historic Kilmun we have some unique experiences we want to share with you. Historic Kilmun, a former church, with the Argyll Mausoleum at its side, overlo...

Historic Kilmun
Kilmun
Dunoon
Argyll
PA23 8SD

Tel: 07887 856514

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Cowal Open Studios

Welcome to Cowal Open Studios, a network of over 50 makers and artists resident within the spectacular Cowal region of Argyll. Every year, the artists open u...

5 Lennoxtown Place
38 Shore Road
Innellan, Dunoon
PA23 7RF

Tel: 07909916770

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Wild at Art Ltd

Our immersive creative experiences combine art workshops with handpicked accommodation and eateries, visits to galleries and exhibitions, and more. Develop y...

Wild at Art Ltd
1 Craigard, North Campbell Road
Innellan
Dunoon
Argyll
PA23 7SB

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Destination Helensburgh Visitor Information Centre

Promoting Helensburgh & Lomond, as a destination for both visitors and residents.

28 Sinclair Street
Helensburgh
G84 8SU

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The Rockfield Centre

The Rockfield Centre is the heart of our creative community in Oban, accommodating four themes; Arts & Culture, History & Heritage,  Community Wellbe...

Rockfield Brae
Oban
PA34 5DQ

Tel: 01631 701921

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Kilmartin Museum

Kilmartin Museum was founded in 1997 by Rachel Butter and David Clough. Since then, we have been interpreting, explaining and conserving the archaeological a...

Kilmartin Museum
Kilmartin
Lochgilphead
PA31 8RQ

Tel: +44 (0)1546 510 278

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Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

Situated on the shores of Loch Fyne in Argyll, against a spectacular background of mountain and forest, Ardkinglas Estate covers about 4800 hectares.

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Ardkinglas Estate Office
The Square, Cairndow
Argyll
PA26 8BG

Tel: 01499 600261

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Dunoon Burgh Hall

Our mission for Dunoon Burgh Hall is to be an arts and cultural centre for Dunoon, Cowal and Scotland, rooted in the heart of the local community. By bringin...

195 Argyll Street
Dunoon
PA23 7DD

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Studio on the Shore

Use this lovingly renovated apartment for your own personal creative retreat. It's the ideal space to paint or write, and the perfect base for exploring the...

57A Shore Road
Innellan
Dunoon
PA23 7TP

Tel: +44(0)788 4966165

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CHARTS (Culture Heritage & Arts Assembly, Argyll & Isles)

CHARTS is a growing network of artists, makers, producers and spaces, who value creativity and the impact it has on individuals, communities and visitors to...

c/o Mackay & Co CA
120 George Street
Oban
PA34 5NT

Tel: 01499 305 055

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Inveraray Jail

Experience the true stories of what life was like in Inveraray Jail for the men, women and children – some as young as seven – who were tried and locked up h...

Inveraray Jail
Church Square
Inveraray
Argyll
PA32 8TX

Tel: 01499 302381

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Mount Stuart Trust

Mount Stuart features magnificent Victorian Gothic architecture and design together with contemporary craftsmanship. The house is surrounded by extensive gro...

Mount Stuart
Isle of Bute
PA20 9LR

Tel: +44 (0) 1700 503877

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The Hayshed Gallery

The Hayshed Gallery is a space for exhibiting textiles and ceramics made at Carry Farm by a family of award winning and contemporary artists and makers. Fion...

Ardlamont
Tighnabruaich
Argyll
PA21 2AH

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Kevin McGarry Studio

Kevin McGarry is a fine artist and professional photographer/artist, born and now based in Scotland. He combines 35 years of University teaching and fine art...

Tel: 0742 1768174

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Dunollie Museum, Castle & Grounds

Dunollie Museum Castle and Grounds is a heritage site international significance situated just 1 mile north of Oban. It is now run by a small independent cha...

Dunollie Museum Castle and Grounds
Ganavan Road
Oban
PA34 5TT

Tel: 01631 570550

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Campbeltown Museum

Campbeltown Museum tells the story of Kintyre through its collection of archaeology, fine art, natural sciences, and social history. Highlights include a Bro...

Shore Street
Campbeltown
Argyll
PA28 6BS

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Culture Heritage & Arts Assembly, Argyll & Isles

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Gaelic

In modern times, Scottish Gaelic thrives within heartland communities and plays a significant role in enriching the visitor experience through a wealth of Gaelic songs, choirs, music and events across Argyll & the Isles.

Today you can see the Gaelic language on road signs across the region, hear it on radio and television, or by locals chatting in pubs!

Gaelic is still spoken by Scots, but many more embrace the rich heritage of traditional music, bagpiping and cultural experiences, such as ceilidhs.

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3700km of coastline, 23 inhabited islands, major towns and villages are all waiting for you.

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