Saturday 30th April to Monday 2nd May 2016

A long weekend of exhibitions by professional artists and makers in multiple venues throughout the village of Ancrum, where you can meet and purchase directly from the artisans.

See and support the wealth of local creative talent.

Thank-you to all the artists and makers who took part this year, the village of Ancrum for making us welcome, and all the 800+ visitors who came to see us.

Ruberslaw by Simon Wallace
Moira Leggats Exhibition

At Aln Cottage - A "one off" retrospective exhibition of the work of Ancrums own Moira Leggat. An established and very well respected photographer of many years experience.

There is a further exhibition "Absent Friends" in the The Cross Keys, Ancrum of a selection of work by various artists who are not taking part in the event itself, but who we rate highly.

During September 2012 a group of artists and makers held a very successful 'Crossing Borders' Art Trail exhibition in Ancrum village.

Building on that success, a group of participants proposed a new initiative, a long weekend of Art@Ancrum, in the hope it might build into an annual event, supported by the people of the village.

This is our 4th year.

A selection of professional artists and makers from across the Borders have been invited to participate. Many have taken part before but there are several new names for 2016 and new venues.

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Cross Keys
The Cross Keys is a historic, traditional country inn, serving up real ale from the Scottish Borders Brewery, classic malt whiskies, and with an extensive wine list. They serve lunch on both Saturdays and Sundays from 12-3, usually with a roast on the go as well …. They will be open all weekend, and is also one of our venues this year.

Ancrum Cross Keys
Tweedside Gallery
As well as offering a bespoke framing service, the Gallery also stocks a large variety of quality hand made crafts and gifts, and a full range of landscape photographs from the Borders and elsewhere.

Tweedside Gallery

Cuero Soft Leather and Suede Bags
Since 1992, Caroline Marr has been designing and constructing her individually crafted, quality leather handbags, bags and backpacks, which include traditional and innovative styles.

Southernknowe Studio
The paintings are inspired by the Scottish Borders and Northumberland landscape and in particular by the "big skies" and infinite variety of the instantly changeable weather conditions.

Also in the area:

Ancrum Pantry Ancrum Pantry
Village Shop and Post Office, selling local produce, filled rolls etc over the weekend.
Buy Design Buy Design Gallery
The award winning gallery at Harestanes Visitor Centre is a must see, must have, experience for quality Scottish craft products. Our refurbished showroom space is home to over 100 locally based artist makers working in wood, glass, metal, ceramic, and textile.
Woodside Garden

Woodside Plant Centre And Cafe

An independent plant centre & cafe based in a lovely old walled garden, just along the road from Ancrum. Established in 2005 Woodside has become established as a delightful cafe, display gardens and a plant centre and built a reputation for stocking premium quality plants, offering sound gardening advice and above all providing inspiration and confidence to customers to tackle their own gardening projects.

Real Wood Studios

Real Wood Studios is a collectively owned workshop, showroom, sawmill and timber merchant, specialising in the creative use of locally sourced native hardwoods in the Scottish Borders.

Since 1996 they have been designing and making contemporary bespoke wooden furniture for your home, garden or place of work. Working individually or collectively the designer-makers produce a wide range of pieces - including dining tables, chairs, fireplace mantels, cabinets and coffee tables.

Real Wood Studios will be having an open weekend during Art @ Ancrum.

Born in the Borders

Born in the Borders

Born in the Borders is an extraordinary new visitor centre located next to the Scottish Borders Brewery at Lanton Mill.

Set on the banks of the River Teviot, it brings together the best of everything that is grown, made, spun, produced, cooked and created in the area.

With a food and drink shop, a goods and gifts shop, a stunning cafe and restaurant, riverside walks, picnic spots and brewery tours, there’s no better way to discover the incredible wealth of products and goods our amazing region has to offer.

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    Last Updated: May 6, 2016