Give someone a unique and bespoke present (or treat yourself!) from one of the many galleries and artists that are based in the Scottish Borders.
Browse at your leisure in relaxing surroundings away from the crowds; speak to the artists to find out how your purchase has been made and the inspiration behind it. With price ranges to suit all budgets, supporting your local artistic community has never been so affordable or easy!
It is advisable to give artists a call before you visit to check their opening times throughout the year.
Harestanes Visitor Centre
Lilian Busch is one of the most respected jewellery designers on the contemporary jewellery scene today. Winner of three categories of the prestigious Tahitian Pearl Trophy 2005, her unique gold and silver jewellery is destined to be the sought after and collectible jewellery of the future.
Harestanes Visitor Centre
Tel: 01835 830718
An award winning showcase space for Scottish contemporary craft and design as well as a four star Visit Scotland attraction. Representing over 100 designers, makers and artists from within Scottish Borders and beyond, the Gallery is the perfect place to find a Christmas, birthday, retirement or wedding present as well as that special gift.
Harestanes Visitor Centre
T: 01835 830742
Cuero produces a range of unusual hand-crafrted leather bags, combining soft leather with tapestries and other trims.
T: 01835 830 455
Come and browse the handcrafted Felt pieces and Hand Silkscreen Printing, which Dragonfly produce.
Harestanes Visitor Centre
Tel: 01835 830438
All Elizabeth’s pieces are hand formed by the traditional method of coiling or with slabs. Many of her abstract forms and pots have sculptural additions such as birds or animal heads. Simple, beautiful, abstract lines embody the character and spirit of the animal.
Hunter Art and Tile studio
Harestanes Visitor Centre
T: 01835 830328
A small country workshop using traditional pottery techniques to create ceramic tiles and murals of original quality for fireplaces, kitchens and bathrooms. All tiles are handpainted.
T: 01835 830545
Quality paintings, watercolours and ceramics from circa 1850 to the present day, including Scottish contemporary artists. By appointment only.
Real Wood Studios
T: 01835 830767
Real Wood Studios is a co-operative of furniture designer-makers based near Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders. We specialise in the creative use of native Scottish hardwoods and we have our own on-site sawmill
T: 01899 830234
A changing selection of work by local and British artists and craftsmen. Crafts include hand-made glass, ceramics, turned and carved wood, traditional toys and jewellery. A picture framing service also available.
Douglas Davies Gallery
T: 01899 860254
Douglas Davies’ paintings are of Scotland, France and Spain on paper in acrylic, inks and pencil using shape, pattern and colour almost to abstraction.
The Hirsel Homestead Centre for Arts and Crafts
T: 01890 882834/882965
The Hirsel Homestead Centre for Arts and Crafts offers an array of workshops where visitors can see and purchase items being hand-made by skilled craftspeople. A well established Art Gallery, a recently refurbished Cottage Tearoom, a gem showroom and museum displays also on offer.
T: 01890 883160
Abbey Ceramics offers a colourful range of domestic pottery and wall-plaques as well as watercolours and cards.
T: 01890 885 884
John at the Beyond Trees studio uses a range of different woods to carve individual pieces. Inspiration for the carvings derive predominantly from the human figure in motion, but it is the wood itself that dictates the form of any finished article. Each carving is therefore unique. Visitors to the studio are welcome throughout the year
Briget of Edinburgh
T: 07867 748793
Having recently moved to the Hirsel Craft Centre, Briget of Edinburgh has been making jewellery for celebrities and locals alike for the past 30 years. Visit the workshop and see the jewellery being made.
The Craft House Gallery
T: 01890 882965
The Gallery offers a wide variety of quality work made mainly by Border artists. Established for over 16 years, commissions on Pat Young Jewellery are also accepted.
Julia Linstead Glass
T: 01890 882555
Julia produces a range of delicately decorated lead crystal bowls in beautiful pure colours. Each piece is hand blown and has a unique pattern based on the flora and fauna of the Scottish Borders etched onto the surface.
51 High Street, Coldstream
T: 01890 882882
Marjoribanks Gallery offers an extensive range of contemporary and traditional art, bronzes and sculpture.
T: 01890 883215
Morphie Leathers manufacture original hand-made leather goods from chosen full-grain leathers. Traditional craftsmanship is applied on contemporary and classic designs with a range of fashion accessories and interior home articles produced.
33 Market Square
T: 01890 883494
Jan Reay’s handmade jewellery uses well known structures and unusual stones to create simple but strong images.
Abbey St Bathans
T: 01361 840312
A shop and gallery situated in The Riverside with meals served all day. Local artists work is on display along with a local woodturner as well as walking and dressed sticks.
Allanbank Mill Steading, Allanbank
T: 01890 818073
Pauline Burbidge makes one-off quilted textile wallhangings inspired by the countryside around her. By appointment only.
18 Easter Street
T: 01361 883448
Paintings in watercolour, acrylic and mixed media collage. Mainly based on the Scottish landscape and natural forms. Prints and cards also available.
Graham Muir Hot Glass
Old Station Yard, Station Road
T: 01361 884872
Graham Muir Hot Glass specialises in design led studio glass. Products include hand-blown tableware, perfume bottles, vases and bowls. All work is make from 24% lead crystal glass. By appointment only.
Tom Davidson Gallery
T: 01896 848898
Tom Davidson specialises in producing full colour, limited edition, lino-cut prints featuring the Borders landscape. Each design is produced from a single block of linoleum. Artist can be viewed at work in the gallery.
The Smokehouse Gallery
St Ellas Place
T: 01890 752116
A warm, friendly gallery close to the beach and harbour offering a wide choice of visual art and crafts.
104 High Street
T: 01896 750011
Mark produces a huge range of traditional and contemporary mirrors, lamps, clocks , window dazzlers and wall sconces.
Johnnie Armstrong Gallery
The Moffat Family
Henderson’s Knowe, Teviothead
T: 01450 850237
A family run business specialising in the design, manufacture and direct sale of high quality gold and silver jewellery in Scottish, Celtic and Viking design, displayed alongside historic Scottish artefacts.
Reiver's Moon Gallery
5 Buccleuch Street, Hawick, TD9 0HH
Tuesday to Saturday - 10.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday & Monday - Closed
Sally Keen - Director/Manager
tel: 01450 363513
mob: 07743 190164
Affordable original contemporary Scottish Borders art - exhibitions embrace large statement collectors canvases through to small side table pieces. Quality Scottish Borders craft work - ideal for that special gift - further details on current exhibitors and their works on the website.
Scottish Borders Art Glass
Unit 5 Galalaw
T: 01450 371425
Makers of glass paperweights, bowls and vases, the origins of which go back to 2000BC.
Wiltonburn Country Cashmeres Art Gallery
T: 01450 372414
The Gallery stocks designer cashmere knitwear and other clothing, jewellery and country gifts. The gallery features work by local artist Rose Hughes and prints by Sandy Milligan plus books and cards. Please phone in advance.
Chapel Street Gallery
19 Chapel Street
T: 01896 833448/831335
Ongoing exhibitions and original artwork work.
Catherine Maxwell Stuart
T: 01896 830323
Scotland’s oldest inhabited house and most romantic; with craft workshops, an 18th century working brewery, maze and extensive grounds to explore.
Centaur Design at Traquair
Terry Plommer and Deborah Green
T: 01896 831376/830947
From original design to finished article, Centaur Design handcraft and manufacture to a very high standard. They cast and etch in gold, silver, bronze, brass, nickel silver, pewter, silver and gold plate.
Thomas Hawson Designer/Maker
Hundalee Mill Farm
T: 01835 869931
Furniture and sculpture designed and made to order. All enquiries welcome. By appointment only.
The Art House
Art House Gallery, 35 The Square
T: 01573 228666
The Art House Gallery offers an extensive range of local national and internationally acclaimed artists. From original paintings and sculptures to high quality, limited edition sculptures and prints.
6 Bowmont Street
T: 01573 226002
Regular exhibitions of paintings in oil, watercolours and mixed media; textiles, wallhangings, rugs and embroidered pictures; glass, jewellery, ceramics and sculpture.
Engineering in Wood
The Piano and Antique Workshop
Teviot Road, Roxburgh
T: 01573 450283
Engineering in Wood produce quality hardwood furniture, traditional wooden toys, wood-turned items such as bowls, lamps, carved bowls and sculptures to a high standard. Specialist garden furniture and accessories are also manufactured.
John and Sarah Murrell
1 Roxburgh Street
T: 01573 228063
Original watercolours inspired by the local landscape. View the artist at work. Also a changing range of locally produced gifts.
The Horseshoe Gallery
22 Horsemarket, Kelso
T: 01573 224542
An ever-changing selection of affordable 19th and 20th century oils, watercolours, limited edition signed artist’s proofs, etchings and prints is always on display.
The Kelso Pottery Studio and Shop
Ian and Liz Hurd
T: 01573 224027
Ian and Elizabeth Hird produce a range of domestic stoneware pottery including mugs, jugs and piggy banks. Ian specialises in unique pit-kiln fired pieces and Elizabeth ‘s work combines throwing and hand-building techniques to create animals, birds and figures.
A choice selection of original craft and artwork including paintings, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, aromatics, handmade greetings cards, clocks and wildlife photography.
Christian Hepburne-Scott and April Strang-Steel
Bank House, 1 East High Street
T: 01578 722877
Bank House is full of original gifts including a range of china, cushions, candles, baskets, mats and a host of other gifts for all pockets.
Flat Cat Gallery and Coffee Shop
Angela Mercer/Annette Knight
2 Market Place
T: 01578 722808
The Gallery offers exhibitions of contemporary art, ceramics, sculptures, jewellery and a wide selection of books. The popular coffee shop offers tasty soup, filling baguettes, excellent refreshments and wicked cakes.
T: 01835 870356
Unique pieces of sculpture and furniture are produced from figured native woods including sycamore, ash, elm and yew. Ian Hunter is also a fine oil painter. By appointment only.
Market Square, Melrose
T: 01896 823823
The Crafters, a retail co-operative offers a wide range of gifts for all occasions. From pottery, knitwear, turned wood, children's clothes, jewellery, silk and velvet scarves, personalised artwork for kids, bags, hats, and soaps to prints and cards, including flower paintings, animal paintings and landscapes.
McHardy’s Art and Framing
T: 01721 720246
One of Scotland’s highest quality bespoke picture framers and an ever changing display of work by local and Scottish artists. The Gallery also sells a wide range of ceramics, glass, sculpture, jewellery and crafts all handmade by Scottish craftspeople.
Dunnydeer Studio Porcelain
Peebles Craft Centre
T: 01721 722875/722891
Duncan Hood creates individual and innovative works in porcelain inspired from land and seascape. A wide range of ceramic jewellery for all ages to 3 dimensional sculptural forms available.
Lynn Tindale Designer Jewellery
7 Newby Court, Schoolbrae
T: 01721 720112
Lynn specialises in one-off pieces for clients and a range of stock items including earrings, pendants and brooches. The jewellery varies in design utilising silver and gold, platinum, high quality freshwater pearl and precious and semi-precious stones.
Joanna Thomson Jewellery
T: 01721 722936
Joanna’s jewellery is instantly recognisable as her own unique blend of art nouveau flowing lines and Celtic romance. As a fellow of the Gemmological Association, Joanna’s in-depth knowledge enables you to be guided to the right stones for your piece of jewellery. By appointment only.
6 Newby Court
T: 01721 720032
M: 07703 888450
Silkworm Gallery specialises in hand-painted silk pictures. Also, scarves, boxes, brooches, cards, suncatchers and much more.
8 Newby Court
T: 01721 724442
Bruce Frost produces a range of individual hand-carved and turned items of the highest quality. He works to his own designs producing small batch runs, one-offs or to customers’ requirements.
Ettrick Valley (at Ettrick Forest Interiors)
Sue and Peter Kemp
Forest Mill, Station Road
T: 01750 22519
Ettrick Valley offers high quality screen-printed cotton tea towels, PVC coated aprons and bags. Original designs include tartan, Scottish, country, animal and humorous themes and all products are made in Scotland.
Rob Elliot Furniture/ Sue Elliot, Creative Silks and Velvets
Riverside Cottage, Riverside Road
T: 01750 22243
Rob Elliot furniture offers a wide ranging portfolio of flowing organic pieces in local elm. Creative Silks and Velvets has a great range of accessories and gifts such as scarves, bags and cushions.
John Nelson Studio Gallery
41 West Port
T: 01750 722341
John Nelson’s studio shows demanding, strong colourful paintings which are mainly abstract with figurative elements. Prints of his work can also be purchased. By appointment only.
Lindean Mill Glass
David Kaplan and Annica Sandström
T: 01750 20173
David Kaplan and Annica Sandström are well known for creating contemporary, handblown glassware. A range of tableware is on display and the gallery exhibits a collection of unique work, including vessels and fused glass panels.
Twist Glass Studio
4 Weavers Court, Forest Mill
T: 01750 23195
This award winning studio specialises in traditional and contemporary fine art glass in 24% lead crystal.
Kinsman Blake Ceramics & Gallery
Rankin and Linda Kinsman-Blake
T: 01573 460666
Rankin and Linda Kinsman-Blake run a pottery and gallery where a wide range of handmade, decorated ceramics can be viewed along side paintings, hand-carved wooden spoons and furniture by other local artists.
Kittiwake Gallery and Artists Workshop
Derek Watson/Barbara Davies
Unit 1 / 2 Northfield Steading
T: 01890 771504
Constantly changing exhibition of paintings, prints and greeting cards of local scenes and wildlife by Frederick J Watson.
Number Four Gallery
T: 01890 771111
Established in 2006 by artist Jenny Brook Martin, to support, exhibit and promote all that is best in original and inspiring contemporary artwork produced today.
The Old Smithy
T: 01721 760229
Adrian Hope is an artist silversmith producing functional and decorative silverwares. Corporate, private and public commissions undertaken. By appointment only.
The Old Smithy
T: 01721 760229
Linda Lewin specialises in the design and production of jewellery using gold, silver and coloured stones. The range includes rings and earrings, chaplets, necklaces and more. By appointment only.
Cloudhouse Café Gallery
Tel: 01578 730720
The recently refurbished gallery provides a perfect backdrop for exhibitions which feature local artists.
31 Earlston Road
T: 07947 821297
Marianne offers a wide range of hand-thrown stoneware decorated in an original appliqué style. She also produces distinctive hand-painted tile panels. By appointment only.
Ballantynes of Walkerburn Ltd
Tweedvale Mills (East)
T: 01896 870697
Ballantynes are designers and manufacturers of a wide collection of military, equestrian, historical and interest figurines.
For more information on other local artists, visit Crossing Borders. You can also arrange a visit to some of the artists; details are available on their contact pages.
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