Scotland's Artists' Town - Art Walks
Small Group Tours have now closed for 2023
From November please contact me with enquiries for Private Tours
Tel: 07972 275 388
This is the essential guide to all things art, history and culture in the “artists town” of Kirkcudbright! Fiona is so knowledgeable, enthusiastic and welcoming, knowing all the local knowledge,... read more
30th July 2023
A journey through art and time not to be missed. - This was a most wonderful experience. It started by Fiona welcoming us individually, and suddenly we were no longer a group of strangers, but a group of friends. Her... read more
29th July 2023
Make the most of your visit to Kirkcudbright by joining an exclusive guided walk introducing you to Scotland’s Artists’ Town. Entertaining and informative, you will meet many of our talented, and sometimes eccentric, creatives – both past and present.
What’s it all about ? Local guide Fiona will show you our top spots and undiscovered locations where you will :
- Learn of the famous artists that have lived and worked here for over 100 years
- Uncover the links to the famous Glasgow Boys and Girls
- Meet artists that make Kirkcudbright their home today
- Hear of surprising characters from history, film and literature
See our lovely town
Our Values: Our tours are led by respect and courtesy for our guests, town and the people of Kirkcudbright. We are proud to have the kind support of The Kirkcudbright Galleries, NTS Broughton House, local artists, galleries and residents to help share with you the rich arts heritage and history of Kirkcudbright, Scotland’s Artists’ Town. We lie within the UNESCO Galloway & South Ayrshire Biosphere of which we are Proud Supporters (www.gsabiosphere.org.uk)
Click here To hear an excerpt from the opening of Alan Collenett’s upcoming book on local legend John Paul Jones, his hero and his ancestor. Watch this space for updates.
Small Group Tours
Make new friends by joining a small group of up to twelve members and share your experience.
“A superb 75 minutes with Fiona …..”
“Fiona promotes the town and its businesses, so well infact that we ended up buying two paintings.”
“Highly recommended. This tour gives a real insight into how important Kirkcudbright is to Scottish art.”
Small Group Tours:
Please bring your friends or family for a private tour where you can enjoy Fiona’s undivided attention for your group. Additions, special occasions, catering and more. Please email me with your requests and times/dates requested.
£100-150 for a Private Tour for up to 10 guests.
“An excellent tour and a great introduction to Kirkcudbright. Informative and stimulating, full of quirky observations on life a century ago, and today, in Kirkcudbright.”
“Engaging and informative, not to be missed.”
“The entire tour has us enthralled from the start ….”
In The Media
We were recently featured in Charlie Ellis’s Culture feature:
‘Fiona Lee plays an important role in transmitting awareness of what is available to visitors through her art tours of the town. Her enthusiasm radiated even during the wet weather which hit during our tour. If anything it merely added to the experience as she imparted her entertaining and informative narrative.’
Charlie Ellis’s full article can be found here.
Photo copyright: Scottish Review
The Sunday Times
The tours were recently featured in a piece on the 50th anniversary of The Wicker Man, the cult film shot in D&G:
‘Art-themed walking tours with Fiona Lee, a charismatic local specialist, explain how all this came to pass. Taking me to a selection of pleasant pastel-shade houses and magnolia-scented gardens, Lee colourfully recounts how they were the homes of the painter Hornel, the illustrator Jessie M King and the novelist Dorothy L Sayers, all of whom converged on Kirkcudbright in the first half of the 20th century.’
Richard Mellor’s full article can be found here.
Photo copyright: Alamy
Tel: 07972 275388
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