Sandra and Tez Watson run iolaire™ a small independent gift shop and graphics business based down by the harbour in Nairn. Tez established the photo/graphics side of the business in 2007 andSandra joined the business in November 2010 to setup the gifts side of the business. Please take a moment to look at our other web pages and we hope you'll find what you are looking for - whatever your requirements you are welcome to drop in or contact us by phone/email.
Our lovely museum is an outstanding centre for Pictish and Celtic Art in Ross-shire. The unique display is focused on 15 carved Pictish stones which all originated in the village, an important centreof early Christianity. The sculptures are amongst the works of Pictish Art that inspired George Bain, the 'father of modern Celtic design', most of whose surviving artwork is in the care of the museum.
Riverside gallery is a long established family business offering expert advice, art sales, picture restoration, cleaning and framing for all types of oil paintings and watercolours. Riverside artgallery is set in a delightful position on the east bank of the River Ness in Inverness, the capital city of the Highlands of Scotland. There is a wide selection of oil paintings and watercolours for sale at Riverside many by original artists.
If you're in the area, pop in for a chat and to browse the paintings- there are far more in the Studio than online as I am continually painting! If making a special journey, please phone first toavoid being here while a class is on. All welcome. No obligation to buy!
Scottish Flair Art Gallery, established in 2004, is a privately, family run gallery that specialises in Edwardian and Victorian Art, situated in Bank Street Inverness (located within The Riverside ArtGallery). The gallery is easily accessible as a city centre establishment and is open to the public free of charge six days a week, showcasing a superb collection of art in all mediums.
Cromarty is the sort of place where you can exert yourself as much or as little as you wish. For those of an energetic bent, climb the 'Hundred Steps' to the South Sutor, go mountain biking or seakayaking. If you appreciate wildlife, book a dolphin-watching boat trip from the harbour or spot some birds along the shore or in the nearby fields.