Things to do when you stay at Lochview ...

Below you will find some arts and crafts links to help you plan your stay at Lochview. Choose a category from the list to the left for other links to the many attractions in Dumfries & Galloway you can visit when at Lochview.

The landscape of Dumfries and Galloway has long been an attraction for artists and craftmakers. In the 1880s Kirkcudbright became the focus of artists including illustrator Jessie M King, her husband E A Taylor. Kirkcudbright also is home to the Hornel Art Gallery, the Stewartry Museum and the Tollbooth Arts Centre. Art lovers visiting south west Scotland can find works by Henry Moore and Rodin sited in the hills overlooking the Loch at Glenkiln, just a twenty minute drive from Lochview.

The Dumfries &; Galloway Arts Association website. This site is a focus of information and exchange for artists, performers and audiences in Dumfries and Galloway. Audiences can find details of events, festivals and performances in the region and buy tickets, books and publications from the on-line shop. A directory of artists and resources in South West Scotland is also provided.

Enjoy delicious home-baking & fresh coffee in the dalton pottery art café at this working pottery and view porcelain giftware being made & hand decorated or make and take home your own pot ... No need to book - there's something for all ages, children's parties and painting parties for the grown-ups!

RODNEY HOLLAND CHAINSAW CARVING is located in beautiful South West Scotland where Rodney lives with his wife and two young children. Rodney gets his inspiration from the stunning scenery and local wildlife found in Dumfries and Galloway. Rodney cares deeply about the landscape. He uses local timber which has been felled by storms or regeneration projects and he aims to leave the landscape as he found it. Visitors are made most welcome when visiting his studio in Moniave. Examples of Rodney's craft can be found in public places and gardens all over the country including the famous Gretna Green Blacksmith's Shop.

Gracefield Arts Centre, the largest of the galleries in the Region, houses a permanent collection of Scottish painting from the 1890's and presents a regular programme of international contemporary arts and crafts exhibitions. Gracefield is also the base for the Regional Crafts Officer, responsible for promotion and exhibition of the regions produce. The craft shop at Gracefield has samples of Ceramics, Printmaking, Jewellery, Clogs and Shoes, Textiles, Toys, Furniture, Wood turning, Metal, Glass and Knitwear.