Some more interesting days out in Banffshire
For anyone with a creative nature and love of art, the area can provide a GALLERY TRAIL taking in many galleries and enjoying the spectacular scenery at the same time.

From BANFF it is easy to access three of the galleries on the GALLERY TRAIL. In BANFF itself there is DUFF HOUSE, which is a treasure trove of furniture, old masters and stunning Baroque architecture. In addition to the permanent collection regular exhibitions, music and lectures are organised. It is open all year.

Leap Studio & Gallery is situated in Aberlour-on-Spey. LEAP, the design company and gallery is in the heart of Speyside.. The property in which it operates has in itself, a distinguished village history. The building dates back to 1800's when it was owned by wine merchant John McWilliam. The original cellar remains.

In keeping with its history the Gallery has a unique display of whisky related art.

Logie Steading Art Gallery in the Findhorn Valley, south of Forres, was established in 1992 and promotes contemporary Scottish work which appeals to a wide range of people. Watercolours, oils, prints, sculptures, textiles, ceramics, bronzes, cards and jewellery are all available. In addition there are antiques, secondhand books, painted furniture, dressmaker, farm and garden shop, glass engraving on site, a playground and cafe. A wonderfully interesting day out as there is so much to see and do.

There are 10 Galleries in total on the Gallery Trail, the others being just a bit further away from Banff.

1. The Milton Art Gallery, Crathes, Banchory

2. Larks Gallery Ballater

3. The McEwan Gallery, Royal Deeside

4. The Lost Gallery, Strathdon

5. Tomintoul Art Gallery Tomintoul

6. The Carby Art Gallery Aberdeen

7. The Gallery Heinzel Aberdeen

Visit scotlandgallerytrail.com for an update on special events, previews and exhibitions planned for throughout the year.