The Highlands is usually considered to be the area to the north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault, the natural fault line that runs right across Scotland from Arran on the west coast to Stonehaven in the east.
Here, we explore craft around Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn, Fortwilliam and Lochaber, the Northern Highlands and the island of Skye.
The region’s biggest city, Inverness, sits at the mouth of the River Ness between the Moray Firth and Loch Ness. It’s Scotland’s northernmost city and is home to a third of the population of the Highlands.
World-famous for its whisky and spectacular landscape of glens, lochs and mountains, the Highlands and the many islands off its rugged coast are also alive with makers of contemporary and heritage arts and crafts.
Discover craft highlights in the Highlands and Skye
Find craft exhibitions, fairs and events taking place in the Highlands and Skye
Artlands North is an online, interactive map showcasing the wealth and diversity of art and craft in the north of Scotland.
Read Natasha's blog on her visit to XpoNorth, Scotland's Leading Creative Industries Festival.
Artist and botanist map seven habitats to create stunning ceramics and promote environmental tourism on Raasay.
At the start of next year Craft Scotland will be back on the road to deliver a series of roadshows across Scotland. Makers are invited to join us in five locations at the end of January and early February.
Twilling Tweeds is a cross-cultural initiative set up by Scottish Pakistani designer Adil Iqbal, connecting the weavers of the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, with female embroiderers of Chitral, Pakistan.
Thirteen emerging and established fashion designers and jewellers from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland will be showcasing their work in Covet at Craft Central in London from 14-18 October 2014.
During the coming weeks, internationally acclaimed glass artists will converge on North Lands Creative Glass in Lybster for a conference and series of master classes entitled The Place and The Work.
Alison Kinnaird has created two stained glass windows for a 13th Century Cathedral in the Scottish Highlands.
Earlier in 2014 we partnered with Applied Arts Scotland to deliver two training events provided specifically for the craft sector. Videos of the nine speaker presentations from the events are now available to watch online.
The Two:8 collective is a new independent artists, designers, makers and creative industries building housed over two floors at 28 Church Street in the heart of Inverness' old town.