East Cairngorms Art and Culture Trail

Imagine More

Find Your Light and Creativity

Imagine a place where the light shines on the landscape, where Mother Nature’s beauty, inspires our creativity, raises our spirits and feeds our souls.

Be surprised by our richness and range of art from the fringes of the Cairngorm National Park and within the communities of Ballater, Crathie and Braemar.

Nurture your creativity whether you are an artist, art lover, or simply art curious.

lan your art experience, and take time to experience our hospitality, using the map below.

Ballater, Crathie and Braemar offer the art lover everything you could wish.

Artists, events, galleries and workshops are scattered throughout the area.

Start or end with the Butterworth Gallery and Connecting Contours.

Explore the range of talent exhibited at the Larks, Gallery, Ballater Gallery and Braemar Gallery .

Learn about our artisan woodcraft at the TOR Workshop, Braemar.

Book your tickets at St Margaret’s or Braemar Music Festival to experience our wider offer of art and culture.

Visit the world famous The Fife Arms at the centre of Braemar – where 16,000 antiques, art and objects are housed.

Savour the artisan delicacies of the Tarmachan Café, Crathie, Hazelnut Patisserie of the Chocolate Shop of Braemar. Or simply grab a bite at The Bothy Ballater & Braemar to enjoy food and photography of the area.

And don’t forget to purchase your art souvenirs – whatever your purse.

Route Map

The East Cairngorms is waiting to be discovered.
Imagine More.

Arrange your Art & Culture experience using the trail map today