Art Galleries in Edinburgh

Aside from the main galleries mentioned in the 'Sights' section, Edinburgh has several smaller spaces where the work of up-and-coming contemporary artists can be viewed.

City Art Centre 2 Market St, Tel: 5293993 Houses 6 exhibition galleries. Home to the city's collection of Scottish art, with works by Peploe, McTaggart, Ferguson and Eardley as well as more contemporary artists such as Blackadder and Paolozzi, as well as being one of the leading temporary exhibition spaces in the UK. Also has a café. Open Mon-Sat 1000-1700, Sun during the Festival only 1400-1700. Usually free, but charges for selected shows.

Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop and Gallery 23 Union St, off Leith Walk, Tel: 5572479. Exhibits a huge range of contemporary etchings, lithographs and screenprints. You can buy prints in the shop at reasonable prices and see the workshops. Open Tue-Sat 1000-1800. Free.

The Fruitmarket Gallery 45 Market St, Tel: 2252383. Near Waverley station. One of the country's major venues for exhibitions of national and international contemporary art. Also has a good bookshop and café. Open Mon-Sat 1100-1800, Sun 1200-1700. Free. Stills Gallery, 23 Cockburn St, Tel: 622-6200. Scotland's leading photographic gallery, with a good café. Open Tue-Sat 1000-1700. Free.

Analogue 102 West Bow, Old Town, Tel: 2200601 It is a home of comtemporaray culture books and wide selection of magazines. Its the right place to check out Britain's hippest designers and illustrators. You can buy a variety of things here. Open- Mon-Sat 1000-1730. Web:

Collective 22-28 Cockburn Street, Old Town, Tel: 2201260 This gallery has platform for diverse upcoming local talents and also international artists. It also conducts regular exhibitions or video art and film from around the world. Collective has influenced many art lovers since its inception way back in 1984. Open-Tue-Sat Noon-1700. Web:http//

Doggerfisher 11 Gayfield Sqaure, Broughton, Tel: 5587110 It has been an impressive roster of maily Scottish artists since its start. From Moyna Flanningan, Nathan Coley and Rosalind Nashashibi fairs and is an increasingly conspicious player at art fairs around the world. If you are an art lover then you may find this place quite interesting and worthy. Open- Wed-Fri 1100-1800, Sat-Noon-1700. Web:

Ingleby Gallery 6 Carlton Terrace, Calton Hill, Tel: 556441 This Georgian townhouse is an ideal place to look for abstract art. It displays a wide collection of clutch of prints and paintings. So you can find here impressive works of Ian Hamilton, Andy Golsworthy and Alison Watt. Open- Wed-Sat 1000-1700. Web:

Inverleith House Royal Botanic Garden, 20A Inverleith Row Stockbridge, Tel: 2482931 Inverleith House is moreover a house cum gallery and was also the home to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Buitl way back in 1774 this impressive house has been refurbished and has been transformed into an art house. It hosts many exhibitions and various art programmes keeping the art enthusiats visiting here. Open-Sep-July, Tue-Sun 1000-1730, Aug Tue-Sun 1000-1730. Web:

Red Door 42 Victioria Street, Old Town, Tel: 4773255 Red Door is an impressive mini gallery with great selection of work by various local designers, artists, Lomographers and contemporary jewellers. Open- Mon-Sat 1100-1730, Sun Noon-1700.

Scottish Gallery 16 Dundas Street, New Town, Tel: 5581200 The place houses a rich collection of art works, its lower floor holds a wide collection contemporary ceramics which is best place in town to look for. Other specialities includes modern paintings of emerging artists. Open- Mon-Fri 1000-1800, Sat 1000-1600. Web:

Stills 23 Cockburns Street, Old Town, Tel: 6226203 Stills marks its place as one of the ideal venues for photography, with many shows and famous annual Jerwood Photography Award Exhibitions. The place also boasts dark rooms,editing suites, and digital labs adding more fetures to it. Open-daily 1100-1800. web:

Galleries Weblink For information on the various art exhibitions presented throughout the city, access the Edinburgh Gallery Guide website at :


A popular art bookshop and gallery which holds regular exhibitions by artists and illustrators.

Collective Gallery

A contemporary gallery that fosters new visual art through a series of interesting exhibitions, and projects.

City Art Centre

A main Edinburgh art gallery with one of the best collections of Scottish art, City Art Centre is an important tourist attraction.


In June 2010 doggerfisher left its gallery on Gayfield Square and have now ceased to represent artists.

The Fruitmarket Gallery

Located right in the city centre,near Waverley station. The Fruitmarket Gallery is a publicly-funded art gallery of national and international significance.