Craft Town Scotland, West Kilbride

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WKCIL established Scotland's first Craft & Design town (now known as Craft Town Scotland) as the core element of a suite of initiatives aimed at revitalising the town centre.

AIMS: Arts & Cultural Development

- to have West Kilbride recognised as a centre for quality and distinctiveness in craft and design

- to stimulate wider interest in the arts, crafts and design and provide a basis for community learning and participation

- to provide studio space and gallery outlets for graduate and professional makers / designers

- to establish and develop a major regional facility that provides craft exhibitions, education and activities

- to attract other artistic and cultural initiatives to the town, to complement the established craft and design businesses
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  • West Kilbride is a smashing wee village. Very friendly locals who will make you feel welcome. Great shops, arts and crafts, unusual gift ideas and pubs and cafes too. Great out exploring the independe...  more »
  • Been visiting West Kilbride for years and the wee shops littered all over the Main Street are brilliant. All kinds of craft available all in the One place. Worth checking out  more »
  • We both have went out of our way to visit this CRAFT town twice now the second time to see if we had missed something, no we missed nothing maybe should be called ghost town instead.  more »
  • A superb award winning venue. Great exhibitions, a fabulous space for meetings, workshops and events. A historic town with a great atmosphere. The volunteer staff are very friendly indeed.
  • Very small given the signs but nice works of art. More Art Gallery than craft exhibition.
  • An exhibition centre and craft studios which include a silversmith, a weaver of Scottish weather, glass craft and basket maker. It's a great day out in Craft Town Scotland! Had a fab time, but make sure to come either Friday or Saturday as most of the studios are closed earlier in the week.
  • I would give an extra star if studio's were open. I was visiting on a Tuesday.. best days are Thursday, Friday & Saturday.. The centre is open 7 days a week.. plenty of varied ranged priced crafts available to suit all pockets. Many of which are desinged and made in the town. Nice cafe in the centre with some local or home-made products.
  • Nice enough, felt empty

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