Experience Heritage, Culture, Art as you Wander Argyll

Those living in Argyll know how rich the area is in history and heritage, arts and crafts, but it’s still a secret to many visitors.

Wander Argyll shows our visitors just what skills and creativity there is here, with artists and craftmakers inspired by Argyll’s scenery, coast, rivers, islands, lochs and mountains. Add to this the quality of Scotland’s history and heritage founded here – from Neolithic rock art, standing stones and circles, chambered cairns and iron age forts through to early Christian sites and gravestones. Argyll is amazing and historic.

Argyll brings the arts to life over 50 artists, craftmakers and galleries have joined in to show visitors what’s on offer – many rich experiences, workshops, and activities right across the region. wildaboutargyll.co.uk/ wander-argyll Argyll is the cradle of Scotland’s heritage with rock art, standing stones, rock circles, and chambered cairns, followed by early Christian sites. it’s a sacred and calm place for visitors to relax and experience our heritage. 

Get behind the latest campaign #WanderArgyll by sharing your art or craft with the tens of thousands of visitors who come here and showing those that don’t that they should! 

Argyll and the Isles has a rich heritage stretching back through history from the Victorians to the Bronze age. This fascinating history is brought to life by the many museums, heritage centres and important pre and early Christian sites, located in Argyll's landscape. 

Many galleries in the area show their work and many have studios open to the public. Watch colourful weavings emerge from the loom, experience that unmistakable joy of remarkable sculptures in our much loved landscape, see distinctive artworks inspired by our land, shores, sea and sky, and experience our creative artists at work.

Explore Argyll and Bute’s historic development and local people. Research your family history in Live Argyll  at Oban Library. Local archives and genealogical resources are found throughout the area. 

Oban & Lorn participants include:

GALLERIES AND ARTISTS

Orsay Gift Shop, Oban, orsayoban.co.uk, PA34 5NA

Made in Argyll, The Waterfront, Oban, local artists’ and craftmakers’ work sold,
madeinargyll.co.uk, PA34 4LW

Sheila Quillin, Oban, performance, listening, seeking, hearing, working with found timber, 01631 770632

Deborah Gray, Oban, textiles, hand spinning, dyeing, knitting, workshops, 07776 092903, PA34 5PU

Oban Music Society, varied programme of music, obanmusicsociety.org

The View, ceilidhs and music, obanview.com, PA34 5NL

Bobbi Vetter, Oban, artist, bobbivetter.co.uk

Rockfield Centre, Oban, creative space & exhibitions, therockfieldcentre.org.uk, PA34 5NA

Corran Halls, Oban, arts and entertainment venue, liveargyll.co.uk, PA34 5AB

Scottish Metal And Wood Crafts, Benderloch, scottishmetal.co.uk, PA37 1SD

Stephen Eccles, Benderloch, photos printing film and video, sepictures.uk, PA37 1ST

Kintaline Farm, Benderloch, crafting, crofting, well-being, permaculture workshops, kintaline.co.uk, PA37 1QS

The Lighthouse, Appin Craft Shop, appincraftshop.co.uk, PA38 4DE

St Mary’s Space, Appin, art space, art retreat, recording studio, stmarys.space, PA38 4BJ

Fiona MacRae, Taynuilt, visual artist, painter, beachcomber, fionamacrae.com, PA35 1HY


HERITAGE & MUSEUMS

Bridge over the Atlantic, to the Island of Seil, PA34 4TJ

Luing History Group, genealogical resources and exhibition, isleofluing.org

Historic Kilbride, Kilbride Kirk, Lerags, Near Oban, friendsofkilbride.scot, PA34 4SE

Dunollie Castle and the 1745 House, Oban, PA34 5TT

Oban War and Peace Museum, Corran Esplanade, Oban, obanmuseum.org.uk, PA34 5PX

Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel, Dunbeg, PA37 1PZ

Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace, PA35 1JQ

Ardchattan Priory, PA37 1RQ

Ardchattan Parish Archive, Benderloch, local history records, open by arrangement,
ardchattan.wikidot.com, PA37 1QS

Castle Stalker, Portnacroish, Appin, PA38 4BL