Heriot Toun in autumn

What's Happening Now?


WE'RE OPEN here at the studio and we're delighted to be back and functioning!

First in was Martin Green on May 1st filming and screening live, May Dawn Dance by the campfire and it was a great way to kick things off. Then came Aidan O'Rourke, Laura Wilkie and Sequoia Duo and many more creative folk of different genres. Can't tell you how lovely it is to see the creative juices flowing again.

WE'RE STILL BEING CAREFUL THOUGH. Restrictions may be lifting but we're not forgetting that covid is still out there and we don't want to carry on as if it isn't. So we'll still ask you to behave in a careful and considered manner and hope that you'll be vaccinated before you visit us and take a lateral flow test before you arrive (though neither are obligatory). The studio will still be cleaned and aired to a covid-standard and we'll be keeping the safety of our visitors and ourselves a priority. 

Fingers crossed the arts can now start to recover. It's been tough for all involved and we need some solidarity more than ever. 

So the energy's flowing again at Heriot Toun Studio and we're rolling. Come on down!

Pat and Andy 

The Cairn at the Bottom of the Track

The Cairn at the Bottom of the Track

An ongoing and occasional space to show work at the bottom of the studio track. A viewing platform on a purpose-built stone cairn. It's for locals, visitors, kids, grown up kids, dogs, for passers-by. There are seats and a bowl of water for your dogs. All welcome!

You can view the Cairn Lockdown Projects here: here


Aidan O'Rourke and Laura Wilkie

Our visitors.

We get many interesting and lovely folk visiting the studio and we like to show you what they're up to!

Last in were Sequoia Duo: a partnership between violinist, Alice Rikards and cellist, Sonia Cromarty. Since joining forces in 2010 they are firmly rooted in the Scottish arts scene, performing recitals and creative collaborative projects around the country.

"For us, connecting with the environment begins at home and we are committed to championing Scotland's music and nature through our collaborative projects" 

Have a read about this award-winning duo here: https://www.sequoiaduo.com


A welcome message to our visitors.

A welcome message to our visitors.

We want to take this opportunity to say that Heriot Toun has always and will always welcome people of every nationality, colour, creed, gender - we value every one of you. Your art - whatever your medium - enriches not only your life but the lives of others. Please don't stop making it. 

Regardless of what the Westminster government is saying and doing or how crazy the world seems to be in general, let's not forget the good stuff and the good people, of which there are many. Scotland is an inclusive country and we look on you all as a way of enriching our country. 


Kirsty: boat news

Kirsty: boat news

We're often asked about our old gaff ketch, 'Kirsty' who, amongst other things is the hub of many of Pat's projects. So we've given her some space here for all the nerds who are interested in paint, varnish and general boaty stuff. For everyone else, look away now.

Kirsty was built in 1921 which means she is now in her 100th year. 

 We have a fair bit of information on her but are always looking for more, be it photographs, past owners, anecdotes or anything of historical interest. If you think you have anything we might like to see then please get in touch.

Photos and more information on Kirsty can also be found here

Art North

Art North

A new quarterly and online magazine to connect, inform and promote the art and artists of Scotland and the far north.

"Art North has been founded precisely to act as a point of contact via which a range of artistic and critical voices can come together and be heard, thus serving as a meaninful conduit for the outward flow of information about all that there is to celebrate about our arts from 'the margins'.
To achieve the broadest coverage of the arts and crafts that we report on, our team of writers and critics (located in twelve countries) has been assembled to fully represent even the remotest of locations - from Fair Isle to Faroe islands, Tromsø to Tiree."

You can subscribe here: https://artnorth-magazine.com/magazine/

Plastic water bottles

Plastic water bottles

Recently we've had visitors bring bottled water with them, thinking for some reason that the water might be sub-standard in the studio. We'd like to assure everyone that the water comes straight from the mains and is perfectly good to drink. Please don't bring any with you, we're trying to reduce the amount of plastic in the studio. Thanks

Pat Law - Current and Past Work

Pat Law - Current and Past Work

Current and past work of Heriot Toun's permanent resident: Studio Log .

Heriot Book Hut

Heriot Book Hut

Our village of Heriot  has a wee book hut where folk can come and borrow, swap, buy (for a small amount) or donate a book.  The hut is sited in the grounds of the church and will be based here until it goes to its new home at the village hall where there will eventually be a new extension.

The book hut will be open  Saturday mornings 10am-1pm. All welcome.

Pathhead Music Collective

Local events featuring Pathhead Music Collective musicians

This energetic lot of musicians over the hill always have loads going on, so much so that we can't do it justice here, so visit their websites to see what they're up to - links below:

PMC Facebook page: here

PMC website here

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