People express themselves through their art, their clothing, their crafts, their culture. It is through these creative endeavours that we can connect ourselves to our ancestors, but also how we find ourselves in the present. In the South, we are a land of makers and creators, we lay our hearts bare in the things we craft. Come and discover our fantastic local artists and artisans that have been producing tartans, whisky, woollens, and art for hundreds of years.

Where to visit?

Visit Hawick, known for being home to some of the most celebrated makers of Scottish crafts and gourmet goods. You can also explore the artist colonies of Kirkcudbright, or the weaving traditions in the communities of Hawick and Selkirk.