Craft Town Scotland is a project of the West Kilbride Community Initiative Ltd, Company no. SC192083 and Scottish Charity no. SCO28481
Located on the scenic Ayrshire coastline overlooking the isle of Arran, West Kilbride is Scotland's first accredited Craft Town and a Visitscotland 4-star Visitor Attraction. Featuring the award winning Barony Centre and 9 Craft studios, West Kilbride is known locally as 'The Village’. Whilst it may be a small rural town, West Kilbride offers a great range of independent retailers and places of interest which complement its major cultural attraction, Craft Town Scotland.
The Barony Centre - Free Entry - Open 7 days a week 10.00am till 5.00pm except Sunday 12noon till 5.00pm . HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE: The Barony Centre exhibition area and gallery are closed until Monday 16th January 2017. The Barony Cafe has re-opened, please see opening hours below.
The Barony Centre:
Showcases a diverse selection of craft based exhibitions throughout the year, including national and international touring shows
Provides opportunities to buy original, contemporary and heritage craft from our gallery shop - Basketry, Ceramics, Glass, Jewellery and Silverware, Textiles and Wood - we are an one of over 250 member galleries who can offer the 'Own Art and take it away' scheme which provides the opportunity to purchase original art and craft and take advantage of 10 months interest free payments. http://ownart.org.uk/what-is-own-art/
Supports a programme of complementary workshops, talks and events
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BaronyCafe/
Vist Scotland Taste Our Best Accredited
The Barony Café menu is simple with healthy, delicous soups and seasonal local produce as well as great coffee and home baking. All food is either freshly prepared or cooked on the premises, using local suppliers whenever possible.
Please note: lunch orders are taken between 12 and 2.30pm - we continue to serve drinks and cakes until 4.15pm in preparation for closing at 4.30pm. If you have limited time, why not call to reserve a table or better still pre-book your lunch. We are a small team so recommend that parties of 8 visitors or more call at least 24 hours ahead so we can provide your group with the quality food and service we pride ourselves on giving. We also offer to cater for larger parties and coach parties in our mezzanine area but require at least 48 hours advance notice.
Craft Studios - Open to the public 3 days a week; Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11am - 3.00pm. Some studios open more regularly and have extended opening hours. However, as working studios, makers cannot always guarantee immediate access. (We strongly recommend that you call the studios before traveling specifically to visit).
- 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: facebook.com/theglasscraftstudio
- Studio 117 Juniper and Jane, free machine embroidery and tweed art: http://www.juniperandjane.co.uk/
- Happyhills Studio 1 Roslyn Mitchell Textile Artist: http://www.roslynmitchell.co.uk/
- Happyhills Studio 2 Weft Blown, Weaving: http://weftblown.com/
- Happyhills Studio 4 Tallulahbelle Bespoke Cards: http://www.tallulahbelle.co.uk/
- Happyhills Studio5 Madabout Bears: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Madabout-Bears/98134169363
The Barony Centre, 50 Main Street, West Kilbride, North Ayrshire. KA23 9AR. Telephone: +44 (0)1294 829179. Email: email@example.com
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