The Crafters is a retail co-operative, set up in 1998. We are a group of like-minded independent craft workers, who wanted to have a retail space in the high street that we could run ourselves.
The Haining is managed by The Haining Charitable Trust, and is a Grade A listed Palladian Mansion which lies in the Ettrick valley, 30 miles south of Edinburgh, and just over 20 miles north of the border with England. The Aims of the Trust are to create a self-sustaining, commercially viable estate, which would safeguard the building and grounds, developing its use for the advancement of education, arts, heritage and culture and the provision of recreational facilities through the preservation of the heritage, culture, archaeology, natural environment and amenity of The Haining Estate for the people of Selkirkshire and the wider public.
The National Trust for Scotland is an independent charity set up in 1931 for the preservation and conservation of natural and human heritage that is significant to Scotland and the world.
The Trust has gone on to become Scotland's largest membership organisation and a leader in conserving and promoting the nation's treasured places and collections so that they can be enjoyed by present and future generations.
We are a contemporary art gallery and sculpture garden with a dedicated craft gallery, all set in a beautifully restored stone steading near Duns.
Contemporary artifacts, reflecting on Scottish/Nordic/Icelandic indigenous making traditions in wood and other materials.
Presently exploring and developing a contemporary art practice.
From his workshop in the Scottish Borders, Toby Vint designs and produces furniture in local hardwoods. Toby admires the simplicity of construction apparent in early furniture and the clean lines of modern design and combines these styles. Personal commissions are always welcome. Previous commissions range from display cabinets, bookshelves and dining tables, to stools and knife blocks.
Toni has begun to see commercial potential in her museum exhibitions work. She also creates willow sculptures with community groups and for private commissions.
The Treefset Partnership encourages enjoyment of all things woody - from activities and events in woodlands and forests to promoting wood based products and their makers.
The Chambers Institution was founded by local lad William Chambers who went on to found the famous publishing firm. The Institution was gifted to the town for the benefit of its people and we now provide a variety of changing exhibitions for both locals and visitor, working in partnership with local cultural organisations.
Vicky Swales is a Woven Textile designer based in the beautiful Scottish Borders. Her current work is influenced by photography of decaying architectural details and tiles.