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Art in Galloway Forest Park Programme
Galloway Forest Park
Glen Trool Visitor Centre
Nr Newton Stewart
Tel: +44 (0)1671 402420

Galloway Forest Park stretches from magnificent shorelines to mountain tops. Funded in part by the Forest Enterprise, the Art Programme features monumental sculptural installations at various locations in the forest. Visitor Centres distribute maps and more information.


Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail
Inshriach Forest
near Feshiebridge,

Formerly displayed at Colleonard Sculpture Garden and Gallery, the collection of sculptures by Frank Bruce (d. 2009) were installed in Inshriach Forest in 2007. The works in the trail, figurative carvings in sandstone and local wood, are managed by the Forestry Commission Scotland and the Frank Bruce Sculpture Trust. In order to display the pieces to maximum effect, the Commission has built a series of new all-access paths which will guide visitors around the sculptures.

Frank Bruce was a Scottish artist who began sculpting in 1965 and used natural materials and the landscape and politics as inspiration.

The sculpture trail is open to the public all year round.


Glenkiln Reservoir Sculptures
Nr Dumfries and Galloway

Set in a secluded glen are sculptures by Auguste Rodin, Jacob Epstein and Henry Moore from the collection of Sir William Keswick who began his collection in 1951.


Gretna Green Sculpture Garden 
World Famous Blacksmiths Shop
Gretna Green
Dumfries & Galloway
DG16 5EA

Set in the Scottish village famous for its fascinating history of ‘run-away weddings’, the Gretna Green Sculpture Garden hosts a range of works by world class artists. The Sculpture Garden was opened by the Houston family in 1990 and includes terracotta works by John Tonks, bronze works by Karen Jonzen, John Mckenna and Lucy Poett, and most recently a large scale steel sculpture by artist Ray Lonsdale.

Situated on the grounds of the World Class Blacksmiths Shop, the sculpture garden aims to present high quality works of art to an audience that do not necessarily consider themselves as art enthusiasts, and for whom it may not be the primary reason for their visit.

Gretna Green is approximately 30 minutes from Edinburgh and Glasgow by car. The Sculpture Garden is open daily, free of charge.


The Hidden Gardens
25 Albert Drive
G41 2PE
Tel: +44 (0)141 433 2722

The Hidden Gardens is a successful re-landscaping project of a disused area behind the Tramway, a visual and performing arts venue. The project, undertaken by arts charity NVA, includes the integration of artworks into the peaceful gardens alongside plants and natural elements. Audio guides about the Hidden Gardens are available for free from the Tramway. A vibrant programme of outdoor events is also on offer.

Winter opening times (October - April): Tuesdays – Saturdays from 10am to 4pm, Sundays from 12pm to 4pm. Summer opening times (May - September): Tuesdays – Saturdays from 10am to 8pm, Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. Closed Mondays.

Entry to The Hidden Gardens is free.


Jupiter Artland
EH27 8BB
Tel: + 44 (0) 131 257 4170

This exciting sculpture park opened in May 2009 within the private grounds of Robert and Nicky Wilson’s Jacobean home. Major leading artists were commissioned to create site specific works for this 80 acre garden including Andy Goldsworthy, Antony Gormley, Charles Jencks, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Anish Kapoor, Cornelia Parker.

The sculpture park is open Friday till Sunday from 10.00am till 4.00pm (and Thursdays 10am-4pm throughout August). Admission is charged.


Little Sparta
Dunsyre, Lanarkshire
Scotland ML11 8NG
Tel: + 44 (0) 7826 495677

Little Sparta, the garden of artist Ian Hamilton Finlay, is owned and maintained by The Little Sparta Trust and is considered by many to be one of Finlay's best works of art.
Visits to the garden are on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday afternoons, 2:30-5pm, from June to September. An entrance fee is charged.


Modern Art Galleries Sculpture Garden
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and Dean Gallery
75 Belford Road,
Tel: +44 (0)131 624 6200

The grounds of the Scottish National Gallery and the Dean Gallery provide an ideal setting for sculptures by Tony Cragg, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, George Rickey, Ian Hamilton Finlay and Rachel Whiteread, among others. The landform at the front of the Gallery of Modern Art has been landscaped to a design by Charles Jencks, entitled Landform Ueda, comprising a stepped, serpentine-shaped mound complemented by crescent-shaped pools of water.

Maps of the artworks on the grounds are available from the Scottish National Gallery and the Dean Gallery receptions.

Open daily 10am-5pm, free of charge.

Place of Origin

Place of Origin is a major artist-designed landscape project on the edge of the granite quarry of Kemnay involving three collaborating artists; John Maine, Brad Goldberg, Glen Onwin. More information about the project written by producer Chris Fremantle can be downloaded here.

Place of Origin started in 1996 and was officially opened in 2006.

Place of Origin is open daily, free of charge.


Scottish Sculpture Workshop: Sculpture Walk
AB54 4JN
Tel: +44 (0)1464 861372

Since 1985 the town of Lumsden has hosted a sculpture walk along the
picturesque foothills of the Grampian Mountains, with many works by international artists. Sculptors were invited by the Scottish Sculpture Workshop and Aberdeenshire Council to create and present work as part of the Scottish Sculpture Opens.

The sculpture walk can be found at the southern end of the village of Lumsden and is accessible daily, free of charge.


Striding Arches
Cairnhead Forest
Near Moniaive,

Completed in 2009, Striding Arches is a project for Cairnhead Community Forest led by renowned artist Andy Goldsworthy and is complimented with sited works by poet Alec Finlay and stone carver Pip Hall. Three monumental red sandstone arches created by Goldsworthy stride the unspoilt landscape of Cairnhead. Fragments of a Renga or circular poem by Finlay can be collected along the Dalwhat Water leading upstream and downstream. Carvings in local stone can be discovered throughout Cairnhead depicting the local history of the place, created by Hall.

Striding Arches is open all year, 24 hours a day. There is no charge for entry. Walks to the arches are signposted on information panels or can be downloaded from the website.


Tyrebagger Sculpture Project
Kirkhill Forest
Kirkton of Skene
Tel: + 44 (0) 1330 844 537

The commissioned sculptures for Tyrebagger Wood in Kirkhill Forest include works by Simon Ward, John Aitken and Chris Drury and were part of the Forestry Commission’s ongoing sculpture trails projects (including Grizdedale Forest and Kielder Forest Park in England). The first artworks were installed in 1994 and since then the collection has grown and the project includes artists’ residencies, workshops and events.




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Little Sparta, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Little Sparta, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, Scotland

Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, Scotland

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