Aird Old Church Gallery

Aird Old Church Gallery Gallery situated at the end of the road in Sleat, south Skye. Featuring watercolours by Peter McDermott, jewellery by Heather McDermott and other crafts.

Watercolours of Skye by Peter McDermott since 1996 - Based in an old Church at the south end of the Isle of Skye you will find the works of Peter, his jeweller daughter Heather and other handmade pieces - open throughout the year.

Work in progress... the drama of Glencoe in watercolour...#watercolour #watercolourpainting #aquarelle #artistatwork #gl...
04/06/2019

Work in progress... the drama of Glencoe in watercolour...
#watercolour #watercolourpainting #aquarelle #artistatwork #glencoe #visitscotland #mountains

Two of Peter’s prints spotted in one of the beautiful new rooms @edinbanelodge ‘After the rain, the Black Cuillin’...
14/05/2019

Two of Peter’s prints spotted in one of the beautiful new rooms @edinbanelodge ‘After the rain, the Black Cuillin’ and ‘A day for the fireside’ Thank you for supporting local artists and makers! #skyetime #isleofskye #accommodation #interiordesign #beautifulrooms #visitscotland #watercolourprints

A lot of creativity happened over the weekend in the gallery... very leased with how the space worked. Think we’ll do ...
06/05/2019

A lot of creativity happened over the weekend in the gallery... very leased with how the space worked. Think we’ll do some more of these!
Posted @withrepost • @heathermcdermottjewellery C L A S S E S
That’s my classes finished for the Bank holiday weekend - today I had 6 people for a 3 hour linocutting class and they were great.
Have a look in my stories for more images.

#linocutting #madeinscotland #lino #handcut #artwork #handdrawn #isleofskye

Heather’s teaching some classes over the weekend, here at the gallery and @ancrubh.... check out her page for more det...
29/04/2019

Heather’s teaching some classes over the weekend, here at the gallery and @ancrubh.... check out her page for more details and how to book

Work in progress.... #watercolourpainting #watercolour #watercolor #paintingoftheday #isleofskye #scottishartist #artsky...
16/04/2019

Work in progress.... #watercolourpainting #watercolour #watercolor #paintingoftheday #isleofskye #scottishartist #artskye #skyetime

Lovely room styling @skyeskynsltd including one of our Skye and Beyond prints of Stein. A great room to spend some #skye...
11/04/2019

Lovely room styling @skyeskynsltd including one of our Skye and Beyond prints of Stein. A great room to spend some #skyetime!

Today was all about the greens! #springgreens #isleofske #skyetime #quiraing #graphicprint #contemporaryjewellery #visit...
04/04/2019

Today was all about the greens! #springgreens #isleofske #skyetime #quiraing #graphicprint #contemporaryjewellery #visitscotland

New graphic railway style print of the Fairy Pools.... available here at the gallery on Skye if you happen to be passing...
28/03/2019

New graphic railway style print of the Fairy Pools.... available here at the gallery on Skye if you happen to be passing! #graphicart #railwayposter #isleofskye #fairypools #visitscotland #skyetime #newwork

08/03/2019

And the winner is.......

07/03/2019

Still time to enter our competition! Winner will be announced tomorrow....
See our pinned post for details and Good Luck!

And we're open again! To celebrate we have decided to run a wee competition to win one of our framed Skye and Beyond pri...
05/03/2019

And we're open again! To celebrate we have decided to run a wee competition to win one of our framed Skye and Beyond prints (see the full range at www.skyeandbeyond.com) and one of Heather's long buoy necklaces in any of her 10 colours. A prize worth £110.00!!
All you have to do is:
1. Like this post
2. Tag a friend in the comments section
How easy is that! The winner will be announced at midday on Friday - Good Luck!!😃

It's time to come out of hibernation..... we'll be opening up the gallery again next week, Tuesday 5th March! We look fo...
25/02/2019

It's time to come out of hibernation..... we'll be opening up the gallery again next week, Tuesday 5th March! We look forward to welcoming all our lovely visitors this season... Opening hours will be 10 - 5 Monday to Saturday, closed on a Sunday.

We’re still closed but thought you’d like to see us in the snow! Opening again soon...#skyetime #gallery #isleofskye...
30/01/2019

We’re still closed but thought you’d like to see us in the snow! Opening again soon...
#skyetime #gallery #isleofskye #visitscotland #notascoldaschicago #artskye

Love this time of year with the lower light levels and sun breaking through in unexpected places... great time to visit ...
11/01/2019

Love this time of year with the lower light levels and sun breaking through in unexpected places... great time to visit Skye and enjoy the peace and quiet! #skyetime #isleofskye #soundofsleat #ardvasar #smallislesferry #clouds #lovegreyskies #visitscotland @ Aird Old Church Gallery

We have decided to close for Christmas this coming Saturday 8th December as it's very quiet in Aird! However, if there's...
05/12/2018

We have decided to close for Christmas this coming Saturday 8th December as it's very quiet in Aird! However, if there's something that you really, really want for Christmas just get in touch and we can open up just for you! We will also be closed for the whole month of January, but again, if there's something you really, really want - we can open up for you!

So it would appear that we're included in next year's edition of Lonely Planet! Thank you whoever wrote about us...🙂h...
29/11/2018
Aird Old Church Gallery | Armadale, Scotland Armadale

So it would appear that we're included in next year's edition of Lonely Planet! Thank you whoever wrote about us...🙂
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/scotland/shopping/aird-old-church-gallery/a/poi-sho/1125025/360590

At the end of the narrow road that leads southwest from Armadale through Ardvasar village, this small gallery exhibits the powerful landscape paintings of Peter McDermott, along with handmade jewellery and other crafts.

Last few hours to enjoy 20% off and free UK shipping for all our giclee prints on Etsy... link in bio. Happy shopping! #...
26/11/2018

Last few hours to enjoy 20% off and free UK shipping for all our giclee prints on Etsy... link in bio. Happy shopping! #etsyshop #isleofskye #gicleeprints #artforyourwalls #christmasshopping #etsymadelocal

Heather’s pop up shop in Edinburgh this weekend .... another Christmas shopping opportunity! #christmasshopping #jewel...
20/11/2018

Heather’s pop up shop in Edinburgh this weekend .... another Christmas shopping opportunity! #christmasshopping #jewellery #shoppinginedinburgh

From tomorrow, 20/11, for 7 days, all our giclee prints on Etsy are 20% off with free UK shipping! So look for the Aird ...
19/11/2018

From tomorrow, 20/11, for 7 days, all our giclee prints on Etsy are 20% off with free UK shipping! So look for the Aird Old Church Gallery shop and buy that print you’ve favourited! Link in bio #blackfriday2018 #christmasshopping #treatyourself #isleofskye #gicleeprint #watercolourpainting. P.S. If you live on Skye and get down to the gallery this week, you too can have 20% off!

Tomorrow we will be at An Crubh from 10 - 4 with our Skye and Beyond prints, railway poster style prints with some of He...
16/11/2018

Tomorrow we will be at An Crubh from 10 - 4 with our Skye and Beyond prints, railway poster style prints with some of Heather’s jewellery....time to start your Christmas shopping!

Ideal present buying opportunity in Edinburgh next weekend!
16/11/2018

Ideal present buying opportunity in Edinburgh next weekend!

P O P U P

Next week I will be heading to Edinburgh to host my first pop-up shop at the lovely Hill Street Design House. I am very happy to announce that I'll be also showcasing the work of Sian Patterson Ceramics.

Sian and I have worked together in the past showcasing our work alongside each other in shows in London and West Dean. I absolutely love her work and can't wait to show you it alongside my own work.

Opening Friday at 12pm - 6pm
Saturday - 10am - 6pm
Sunday - 10am - 4pm

Christmas cards available now! From the Gallery here in Aird or other shops on Skye.... DM if you’d like some! #nearly...
14/11/2018

Christmas cards available now! From the Gallery here in Aird or other shops on Skye.... DM if you’d like some! #nearlychristmas #snow #christmascards

With the arrival of the shortening winter days, our opening hours have shortened too. We are now open Monday to Saturday...
29/10/2018

With the arrival of the shortening winter days, our opening hours have shortened too. We are now open Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays) from 11.00 to 4.00. As always, if you’re thinking of making a special trip phone ahead to make sure we’re here, especially as I have rather a lot of hospital appointments coming up for my broken ankle!!!!

Important info for anyone travelling to Skye over the next few months.....The nearest filling station to the Gallery is ...
29/10/2018

Important info for anyone travelling to Skye over the next few months.....
The nearest filling station to the Gallery is at Armadale at the community owned Armadale Stores... also a great wee shop!

A reminder to our visitors that the Cooperative Filling Station on the A87 is now closed for refurbishment and there is no fuel of any sort. It is hoped that a temporary diesel supply will be available in around 3 weeks but there will be no petrol until mid-March. Show below is a notice Visit Sleat has done for CalMac's passengers to and from Skye.
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Extended Closure of the Cooperative Petrol Station, Broadford, Isle of Skye

CalMac passengers travelling to and from the Isle of Skye are advised that the island’s main petrol station at Broadford will be closed for refurbishment from 2200 on 28th October 2018. There will be no supply of petrol, diesel or LPG from that date. It is expected that the Cooperative Group will be introducing a temporary supply of diesel from a tank with two pumps which is hoped to be operational by late November. Further information will be available on this page when known. Alternative petrol and diesel filling stations, some with limited hours, are available at the locations shown below:

• A87 Shiel Bridge, Inverinate and Kyle of Lochalsh
• A82 Fort William
• A830 Mallaig, near CalMac ferry terminal
• A851 at Armadale (Sleat) for the Mallaig-Armadale CalMac ferry
• A87 Portree, 300m north of the Aros Centre
• A87 Portree, Dunvegan Road, 250m south of the Portree Cooperative Food Store
• A87 Uig, adjacent to CalMac ferry terminal for services from and to Tarbert, Harris and Lochmaddy, North Uist

Passengers travelling to and from Skye are advised to ensure they have enough fuel for their journey and are advised that many of the filling stations operate business hours only, and some are not open at weekends. Signage will be available across Skye, showing nearest filling stations but passengers are strongly advised to check online ahead of their journey.

New additions to our Skye and Beyond range.... these are Beyond! Available as prints and cards see link in bio #ionaabbe...
17/10/2018

New additions to our Skye and Beyond range.... these are Beyond! Available as prints and cards see link in bio #ionaabbey #ardnamurchanlighthouse #stkilda #contemporarygraphics #simpleart #skyeandbeyond @ Aird Old Church Gallery

We are open for business all year round now we have a lovely DRY gallery space! So please drop by, say 'hello', pat the ...
17/10/2018

We are open for business all year round now we have a lovely DRY gallery space! So please drop by, say 'hello', pat the dog and have a look at all our lovely artwork and jewellery.... and if it's a nice day take a walk to the Point of Sleat and take in the view.... P.S. probably a good idea to give us a call if you're making a special journey, as the sales team, i.e. Jane, has broken her ankle which has slowed life up a bit!!

It’s a mug sort of day! Far too dreich for walking to the Point of Sleat.... but the mug is very evocative! Available ...
25/09/2018

It’s a mug sort of day! Far too dreich for walking to the Point of Sleat.... but the mug is very evocative! Available here at the gallery and some also at An Crubh. #pointofsleat #mugoftea #dreichday #visitscotland #isleofskye #ancrubh @ Aird Old Church Gallery

20/09/2018

The view from Aird down to Ardnamurchan Light... in between the showers of course! ‘Frequent showers, heavy at times’ Across the Sound of Sleat - Skye #watercolourpainting #sunshineandshowers #paintingoftheday #watercolour #ardnamurchanlighthouse #myview #visitscotland #isleofskye #heavyshowers #alltheseasonsinoneday

New owners for a lovely local business down at Armadale Pier - we wish you well Paddy and Mairi! And all the best for yo...
13/09/2018

New owners for a lovely local business down at Armadale Pier - we wish you well Paddy and Mairi! And all the best for your next adventures George and Serena!

George and Serena are delighted to announce that the running of Skyelark is being handed over to new owners, Paddy McKay and Mairi Rosie.

George and Serena took over Skyelark in 2007, and have developed the shop into a vibrant business, with Grumpy George photography becoming the prominent brand.

Paddy and Mairi are no strangers to the area as Mairi’s father moved back to Ardvasar to live in the family Croft, so the couple have visited regularly with their two sons.
Mairi is a Marketing graduate and has worked in the Retail sector for several years. Paddy has been working in Software development, most recently in the Tourism sector, and is also a keen photographer.

"We’ve always loved coming to Skye and particularly Sleat, and we always felt that Skyelark would be great business for us to run together. When we learned that George and Serena were looking to retire, we jumped at the chance to take it on." comments Mairi.

"I'm really looking forward to be able to do more with my camera, and turn my hobby into something people will appreciate. We aren't taking the name Grumpy George with us, as that is very definitely George himself. We did toy with the idea of Petulant Paddy Photography, but didn't think it has quite the same ring. Besides, I like to think I am cheery relaxed person." says Paddy. “We will continue to offer dog portraits, as the setting of the shop makes for a fantastic backdrop for them.”

George commented "We are delighted that we have been able to pass Skyelark on to people with local connections, and it's exciting to see how they take things forward. After 11 years of 7 days a week in the shop, I am looking forward to taking a break."

Paddy and Mairi are looking forward to evolving the offerings of Skyelark, so keep an eye on this page to see the new developments. Whilst George is planning to take a break, he will keep the name Grumpygeorge and can be found under his own page.

From palette to finished painting ‘Autumn paints Glen Sligachan - Skye’ #watercolourpainting #visitscotland #isleofs...
05/09/2018

From palette to finished painting ‘Autumn paints Glen Sligachan - Skye’ #watercolourpainting #visitscotland #isleofskye #watercolour #aquarelle #sligachan #paintingoftheday #autumn🍁 #stormysky #spottheweehouse @ Aird Old Church Gallery

From palette to finished painting ‘Autumn paints Glen Sligachan - Skye’ #watercolourpainting #visitscotland #isleofs...
05/09/2018

From palette to finished painting ‘Autumn paints Glen Sligachan - Skye’ #watercolourpainting #visitscotland #isleofskye #watercolour #aquarelle #sligachan #paintingoftheday #autumn🍁 #stormysky #spottheweehouse @ Aird Old Church Gallery

Definitely a day of sunshine and showers today....’Showers, heavy at times, Broadford Bay - Skye’ #isleofskye #sunsh...
29/08/2018

Definitely a day of sunshine and showers today....’Showers, heavy at times, Broadford Bay - Skye’ #isleofskye #sunshineandshowers #beinnnacaillich #broadford #watercolourpainting #watercolour #paintingoftheday #watercolor #aquarelle #wetinwet #tidesout #visitscotland

New week, new work on the wall... ‘After the rain - Loch Snizort Beag’ perfect after our rainy day yesterday! #water...
27/08/2018

New week, new work on the wall... ‘After the rain - Loch Snizort Beag’ perfect after our rainy day yesterday! #watercolourpainting #isleofskye #visitscotland #itsnearlyautumn #paintingoftheday #watercolour #watercolor #wetinwet #rainysky #quietplacesonearth #newwork #snizort

Three castles! All available here at the gallery or on our Skye and Beyond website. Www.skyeandbeyond.com #visitscotland...
23/08/2018

Three castles! All available here at the gallery or on our Skye and Beyond website. Www.skyeandbeyond.com #visitscotland #isleofskye #lochalsh #armadalecastle #dunvegancastle #eileandonancastle @ Aird Old Church Gallery

Lots of new work on the wall this week.... ‘The shadows lengthen from Ashaig to Pabay - Skye’ #isleofskye #visitscot...
22/08/2018

Lots of new work on the wall this week.... ‘The shadows lengthen from Ashaig to Pabay - Skye’ #isleofskye #visitscotland #watercolourpainting #wetinwet #watercolor #watercolour #islands #quietplacesonearth

Work in progress #watercolour #aquarelle #watercolourpainting #paintingoftheday #sligachan #brushstrokes #watercolor #sk...
14/08/2018

Work in progress #watercolour #aquarelle #watercolourpainting #paintingoftheday #sligachan #brushstrokes #watercolor #skye #sky #wetinwet There’ll be new work on the wall later this week, so always worth stopping by!

Bit of a grey misty day today down here in Aird... ‘Rain eases across the Sound - Skye’ seems appropriate! #themisty...
02/08/2018

Bit of a grey misty day today down here in Aird... ‘Rain eases across the Sound - Skye’ seems appropriate! #themistyisle #isleofskye #august #highlandcollective #watercolour #paintingoftheday #visitscotland #escapetheheat #watercolor #watercolourpainting #aquarelle

Skye is very much open for business, despite some very negative press recently. So good to see that Armadale are extendi...
02/08/2018

Skye is very much open for business, despite some very negative press recently. So good to see that Armadale are extending their season this year, and now we have our weatherproof and warm new gallery so will we!

With Skye growing in popularity as a year-round visitor destination the team at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, Skye have announced an extension to their opening hours from the end of October. This year, Sleat's 5 star visitor attraction will remain open until 30th November from Wednesday to Sunday between 10:00am and 3:00pm, allowing visitors to enjoy the magnificent gardens in the autumn, as well as the acclaimed 'Museum of the Isles' and Gasta at Armadale Castle, the new restaurant and bar launched earlier this year.

Look forward to Spring and in 2019 Armadale will open Wed-Sun 10:00am until 3.00pm from 1st March with Summer hours operating from 1st April.

Visit Sleat is delighted to hear this news giving visitors the opportunity in the quieter months to enjoy Armadale during the Autumn and Spring. Remember too that the lovely self-catering lodges and two luxury suites are open all year.

For more information click the link below and why not plan a visit to Sleat right now, and if you are coming from Fort William and the south, CalMac Ferries operate a service from Mallaig to Armadale throughout the winter. Please share this news.

www.armadalecastle.com

CalMac Ferries VisitScotland The Highland Council The Road to the Isles ScotRail Stagecoach Bus Eilean Donan Castle Dunvegan Castle & Gardens The Outdoor Capital of the UK Lochaber Chamber of Commerce Attadale Gardens Visit Small Isles Visit Inverness Loch Ness Calums Seal & Dolphin Trips BBC Scotland BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands Airports Limited Outer Hebrides Highlands and Islands Enterprise Kate Forbes MSP Ian Blackford MP Transport Scotland

#autumninskye #springinskye

This was our view last night.... the moon was hiding, Mars just visible to the left.... #darkernights #moonlightonthewat...
26/07/2018

This was our view last night.... the moon was hiding, Mars just visible to the left.... #darkernights #moonlightonthewater #soundofsleat #isleofskye #viewfromthewindow #visitscotland #highlandcollective #moonlight

Taking a break from the gallery... #gallerydogsofinstagram #beardedcollie #calmac #tongueouttuesday #eventhoughitswednes...
25/07/2018

Taking a break from the gallery... #gallerydogsofinstagram #beardedcollie #calmac #tongueouttuesday #eventhoughitswednesday Holly will escort you into the gallery and be pleased to accept treats!

New week, new work on the wall.... This one is ‘Showers, heavy at times, Loch Dunvegan - Skye’ and we’ve actually ...
23/07/2018

New week, new work on the wall.... This one is ‘Showers, heavy at times, Loch Dunvegan - Skye’ and we’ve actually had some rain! #watercolourpainting #watercolor #watercolour #isleofskye #lochdunvegan #dunvegan #stormysky #rainyweather

Today this painting is off to its new home in Texas! #watercolourpainting #watercolour #watercolor
17/07/2018

Today this painting is off to its new home in Texas! #watercolourpainting #watercolour #watercolor

New work on the wall... Outward to the Isles - Waterstein Head - Skye #paintingoftheday #watercolour #watercolor #waterc...
17/07/2018

New work on the wall... Outward to the Isles - Waterstein Head - Skye #paintingoftheday #watercolour #watercolor #watercolourpainting #isleofskye #watersteinhead #visitscotland #sea #cliffs #glendale #duirinish

Online store for Skye and Beyond prints and cards now live! www.skyeandbeyond.com Hopefully it works OK (Jane put the si...
16/07/2018

Online store for Skye and Beyond prints and cards now live! www.skyeandbeyond.com
Hopefully it works OK (Jane put the site together 😬😬😬)
Prints, framed and unframed and cards are available on line and at the gallery in Aird.

Address

Aird Old Church
Aird Of Sleat
IV45 8RN

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

01471844362

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