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Celtic Art Weekend in the stunning Scottish Highlands


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Covid-19 Update: The safety and well-being of our participants and tutors is of the greatest importance to us. On all our courses, we will implement appropriate social distancing, limitation of numbers attending, supplies of masks/visors, hand wash stations and sanitiser, individual tools and scrupulous cleaning throughout. If you have any queries, please contact us prior to booking.

Using the same techniques and materials as the scribes that made the Book of Kells this workshop will involve working on real parchment and mixing traditional pigments to create a work of art inspired by the original insular manuscripts with the help of scribe, illuminator and parchment maker Thomas Keyes.

Following on from years of research into insular parchment and pigment making techniques and working with leading experts at Trinity college Dublin and the University of Cork this workshop will run in conjunction with Thomas’s Insular Research Residency at Groam House Museum. The residency will involve the creation of a replica 8th century gospel book and the supporting scribes toolkit that would have been at Rosemarkie in its monastic phase. This course will involve getting as close to the world of the insular scribe as it’s possible to get and in so doing gain a deeper appreciation of Celtic insular art. It’s suitable for anyone with an interest in Celtic art or broadening their range of creative skills, no experience necessary.

No experience necessary, bring suitable clothing to spend some time outdoors. This will be a fun, friendly experience in a beautiful, inspiring part of the world. Residential packages are available.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials are provided. A home-made lunch is included in the cost.


Georgia Macleod at Cromarty Arts Trust
The Stables
Cromarty Mains
IV11 8XS
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Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Residential
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday

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2 days (10:00am to 4:30pm)

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