North Lands Creative

North Lands Creative is a unique studio organisation and gallery in Lybster, Caithness. Our focus is on contemporary glass and we have a national importance in developing glass in the UK. Through the Alastair Pilkington Studio and Gallery, North Lands Creative facilitates and supports professional artists to make new artwork. It also offers a highly visible and accessible programme of talks, events and education activities around the studio and gallery that engages visitors with artists and art-making.

Tempary Closure

North Lands Creative is currently closed to the public in response to the Covd-19 Pandemic.

We’ll be back as soon as we can and are looking forward to the moment we can reopen our doors to our loyal creative community. For now our focus is on finding ways we can bring everything you love about North Lands Creative from our home in Lybster to yours, wherever you are.

We continue to work hard behind the scenes to bring innovative programming and opportunities to our audiences and creative communities, so there are still many ways to get involved and connect.

Join our Artist Network here and apply for an Artist Spotlight Opportunity

If you wish to get in touch please call 01593 721229 or email

Thank you for your patience and understanding, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Call Out : Glass, Meet the Future 2021

Following on from the success of “GLASS, MEET THE FUTURE 2020” in July 2020 online at North Lands Creative, we are pleased to announce that we will proceed with Glass, Meet the Future in 2021. This Film Festival will take place both online and live at the Toyama Glass Art Museum in Japan.

Applications are now open, find out more and apply HERE 



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