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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  • Great place to visit to see, and buy, arts and crafts from very talented artists. There is also a cafe for light meals, coffees, home baking etc  more »
  • Read a review saying shops not open on bank holiday so decided to go on the Tuesday instead only to find half the shops closed! Not sure even if all the shop were open that I would have enjoyed this e...  more »
  • We drove off the highway to spend an hour or so shopping before stopping for lunch before continuing south. Of the 30 advertised shops I would estimate no more than 5 open ! What a waste of time  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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