West Kilbride, Scotland's only designated craft town, samples the wealth of Scottish and British craft and design talent.  Situated on the rugged Ayrshire coastline overlooking the isle of Arran, our visitor attraction features the award-winning Barony Centre and 8 Craft Studios. Visitors can see innovative exhibitions, choose from a range of exquisitely crafted objects and take part in creative activities in the Barony Centre then stroll through our picturesque town, meet Craft Town Studio  makers in their studios dotted around the Main Street and visit the town's independent retailers, all within easy walking distance.

Our contribution to both the local and national cultural landscape has been recognised by West Kilbride, Craft Town Scotland winning a Year of Creative Scotland, Creative Place Award 2012.


The Barony Centre is open 7 days per week throughout the year: Monday to Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12noon - 5pm

Please note: The Barony Centre opening days and times are different to the Craft Town Studio opening hours, see studio details below.

Important service announcement - The Barony Centre cafe is currently closed for refurbishment and will relaunch in early May.  The cafe will be managed in-house; we are very excited about our plans for increased services and opening times - please look out for our launch date, coming soon!

The Barony Cafe will open Monday to Saturday 9am until 5pm (with last orders at 4.45pm) except Sundays when it opens at 12 noon.

The Barony Centre has already established a reputation for attracting a diverse selection of exhibitions to challenge and delight audiences with the very best traditional and contemporary craft, design and cross art form exhibitions.  Our gallery shop offers visitors a varied selection of original, quality craft and design work - it is a friendly, relaxed environment with craft to suit all tastes and budgets.  We are working on developing a programme of complementary creative activities, with classes for beginners right up to Masterclasses for experienced makers.

Craft Studios - See our Craft Studios menu on the side bar or please follow the links below to individual studio websites or facebook pages.  Studios guarantee to open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11am  4.00pm;  however some studios open more regularly and have extended opening hours. (We recommend that you call before traveling specifically to visit the studios).

Studio 24 Marion E Kane,  Silversmith: http://www.marionsilversmith.com/

Studio 30 Old Maiden Aunt, Hand-painted yarn: http://oldmaidenaunt.com/

Studio 86 Glass Daft, Stained glass and lampwork:http://www.louisenelson.co.uk/

Studio 99b The Glass Craft Studio, straw silk and hand painted glass: www.facebook.com/theglasscraftstudio

Studio 117 Juniper and Jane, free machine embroidery and tweed art: http://www.juniperandjane.co.uk/

Happyhills Studio 1 - Talent Incubator Studio coming soon!

Happyhills Studio 2 + 3 Weft Blown, Weaving: http://weftblown.com/

Happyhills Studio 4 Tallulahbelle Bespoke Cards (coming soon): http://www.tallulahbelle.co.uk/

Happyhills Studio 5 Madabout Bears: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Madabout-Bears/98134169363

Contact Us

The Barony Centre, 50 Main Street, West Kilbride, North Ayrshire.  KA23 9AR. Telephone: +44 (0)1294 829179. Email: info@crafttownscotland.org

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All profits generated by Craft Town Scotland are reinvested into sustaining and developing West Kilbride's retail and cultural hub as part of our vibrant community.

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