Creative talent wanted for Stableyard Studios at Drumlanrig Castle

27th March, 2015

A rare opportunity is being offered to artistic entrepreneurs – the chance to set up shop in the Stableyard at the stunning Drumlanrig Castle.

The Castle grounds are already home to the popular Drumlanrig Gift Shop which sells everything from local food to unique art and crafts.

What’s more, its beautiful Stableyard boasts artist-in-residence Victor Henderson, a talented watercolour painter who is famed for his loose, large brush work on hot-pressed paper.

Now the decision has been taken to expand the Stableyard Studios by offering rent-free space to a small number of talented traders, craftsmen or artists.

Richard Clarke, Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate Ranger, explained: “Visitors love having the opportunity to come and meet a local artist face-to-face.

“Victor Henderson’s studio has proven to be particularly popular because they can see him at work – he paints immediately from his subject with no preparatory drawing.

“Now we want to invite some other talented people to join us at the Stableyard Studios where they can showcase their creations.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to set up a creative space within a truly inspirational setting in the heart of the picturesque Queensberry Estate, overlooked by the stunning Drumlanrig Castle.”

Residence must be taken up during the Estate’s visitor season, between April and September, with studios being open to the public for six day per week. In exchange, the unique space will be offered rent-free (utility fees apply) within the grounds of Drumlanrig – the Dumfries and Galloway seat of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch.

To find out more contact Richard Clarke on 01848 331 555 or email [email protected]