Arts & Contemporary Crafts - Shopping in the Highlands | Kylesku Hotel
Ceramic artwork by Lotte Glob, Sutherland
Ceramic by Lotte Glob.


Northwest Scotland is home to a wonderful community of artists and craft makers, including the internationally renowned ceramicist, Lotte Glob. Many local artists are inspired by the Assynt landscape and produce beautiful work that makes an ideal gift or memento of your stay. Unmissable North coast destinations for arts and craft lovers include Balnakeil Craft Village, Highland Stoneware, and the Old Ferry craft shop right on our doorstep.

Life Ring at the Old Ferry Craft Shop, Kylesku skipway
Our very local craft shop - find it on Kyleksu slipway.

The Old Ferry Craft Shop

Local artist cooperative

Run as a cooperative by local North coast artists. Sells a wonderful selection of unique jewellery, knitwear, crafts, photos, candles.

  • Distance: Right opposite Kylesku Hotel.
Ceramics in the landscape at Lotte Glob's croft by Loch Eriboll.
Ceramics in the landscape at Lotte Glob's croft by Loch Eriboll.

Lotte Glob

Inspirational sculpture croft on the banks of Loch Eriboll

Internationally renowned Danish ceramic artist. Visit Lotte Glob at her home on one of her open days or by appointment.

  • Distance: 50 miles.
  • The large photograph at the top of this page also shows work by Lotte Glob.

Highland Stoneware

Lochinver pottery and gift shop

Long-established Scottish pottery with an international reputation for quality and innovation. Visit the workshop to see pieces made by hand.

Fergus Stewart Ceramics

Distinctive handmade salt-glazed ceramics

Diverse and inspirational pieces of art from Glencanisp-based potter.

  • Distance: 18 miles.

See Fergus Stewart on the Highland Stoneware website

Lochinver Craft & Produce Markets

Fortnightly markets showcasing Highland crafts and produce

Talented artists, craftspeople and crofters from Assynt and surroundings. Great selection of locally grown Highland produce.

Assynt mountains by Chris Puddephatt

Chris Puddephatt

Photography workshops starting from Kylesku Hotel

An amazing talent for photography that does justice to this landscape. Book Chris for a photograph tutorial.
Candle by Assynt Aromas

Assynt Aromas

Candle shop & secret tea garden

Beautiful candles created by Mum & Son. Lovely garden area where you can drink tea and eat cake.


Achiltibuie Artists’ Gallery

Artists’ collective on the Coigach Peninsula

Landscape paintings, textiles, prints, ceramics, sculpture and jewellery by local artists.

RhueArt Gallery

Contemporary art gallery with diverse displays

Lively gallery celebrating contemporary art. Painting, film-making, prints, photos, textiles and sculpture.

Balnakeil Craft Village

Inspirational arts and crafts hub by Durness

Local artists and businesses. Includes Cocoa Mountain chocolatiers, art galleries, prints, ceramics, glass and woodwork.

Stac Pollaidh by James Hawkins
'Stac Pollaidh across Lochan' - James Hawkins at RhueArt.

Get the most out of your time in Kylesku

RESTAURANT & BAR: open to non-residents

Not staying with us? You’re still welcome to join us in the restaurant and bar. Pre-booking is advised.

Book a table

Breakfast: 8am-10am
Cakes etc: 10am-12noon
12 noon - 3pm (last sitting at 2.30pm)

Dinner: 5pm-9pm (last table sitting at 8.30pm)
Bar: 12noon-11pm

if you're heading outdoors

Kylesku Hotel has a laundry service and drying facilities for residents. Useful for guests engaging in outdoor pursuits.

We love giving tips on the local area. Just ask, and we can look at maps with you.

Chris Puddephatt photography
Improve your photography skills: book in for a workshop (these can start out from Kylesku Hotel) with photographer Chris Puddephatt.