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Cairn House Gallery

The Cairn House A838 Between Durness Village | Opposite Village Hall - Durness, Durness IV27 4QA, Scotland
+44 7973 890888
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Nice Wee Gallery

Small gallery where we bought a photo as a reminder of our great holiday. Lady was very nice and... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Tullibardine_13
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
An amazing collction of local images

As a keen amateur photographer I often look closely at the work of professionals and think that I... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Clive W
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"The cairn house gallery is situated in the village of Durness, the most North Westerly community on mainland Britain. Being closer to Norway than London, dark skies and the occasional Aurora (Northern Lights) in winter contrast with seemingly endlessly long summer days. All this provides me with the inspiration and challenge to capture the uniqueness of this place in images" See the work of Royal Photographic Society qualified photographer Kevin Arrowsmith LRPS on permanent display in warm comfortable surroundings. Quality framed and unframed prints and gifts at affordable prices.
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The Cairn House A838 Between Durness Village | Opposite Village Hall - Durness, Durness IV27 4QA, Scotland
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Small gallery where we bought a photo as a reminder of our great holiday. Lady was very nice and helpful and has a lovely garden and her hubby is an excellant photographer who very kindly responded with advice to my husband about camera filters.

Thank Tullibardine_13
Cairn_House_Gallery, Owner at Cairn House Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Hello Tullibardine_13, many thanks for your review, I'm sorry I was out and about when you called at the gallery, but thank you for your purchase. I'm glad your hubby received my email, I hope he finds the information useful

Reviewed 28 June 2017

As a keen amateur photographer I often look closely at the work of professionals and think that I could do better. Not so here! There wasn't a single print that I wouldn't have been delighted to have on my wall or immensely proud to have...More

Thank Clive W
Cairn_House_Gallery, Owner at Cairn House Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Hell Clive, many thanks for your review, what can but thank you for your kind comments and for taking the trouble to submit a review. I do spend a lot of time trying to capture something a little different from the run of the mill...More

Reviewed 14 September 2016

Following a local recommendation, we sought out the Cairn House Gallery to view some locally taken Aurora images. We were warmly greeted by Kevin, the owner and photographer, who was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about his subjects. As a keen but very amateur photographer myself,...More

Thank AtomicUK
Cairn_House_Gallery, Owner at Cairn House Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Many thanks for your review, it was great to meet you both. It sounds like you might have been lucky in seeing an aurora, so I hope that made your visit that much more special. Hope to meet you again in the future.

Reviewed 17 August 2016

This small gallery is one of the best in the area. The photos have a quality and originality not always found in this sort of gallery and really reflect the beauty and variety of the area. They are also very reasonably priced and choice of...More

Thank cecilia_goodman
Cairn_House_Gallery, Owner at Cairn House Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Thank you for your review Cecilia, I'm glad you liked my work. A pleasure meeting you, I hope we see you return to Durness one day.

Reviewed 3 July 2016

Whilst walking to Smoo caves we came across this beautiful little gallery. Some truly exceptional photography & a very engaging owner. We left with 4 stunning framed images & left the owner with a quite a space on his wall! Recommend a visit.

1  Thank Fixhamill
Cairn_House_Gallery, Owner at Cairn House Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016

Thank you for your custom and review Fixhamill, have a safe journey home

Reviewed 13 June 2016

Kevin Arrowsmith is a wonderfully skilled photographer who lives in the amazing country of northern Scotland. The light there can be amazing, and Kevin is great at taking advantage of it. The gallery is small, but I thoroughly enjoyed exploring it and chatting with Kevin...More

Thank Don K
Cairn_House_Gallery, Owner at Cairn House Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Thank you for your review Don and your kind words. We are indeed privileged to be able to live in such a beautiful place and it's always good to see others explore this amazing corner of the country

Reviewed 6 June 2016

We visited the gallery on the strength of previous reviews and everything others have said is true! Kevin, the owner, is most welcoming and friendly. The photographs on display are fantastic and reflect the wild and stunning beauty of this awe inspiring part of Scotland....More

Thank Ceecee63
Cairn_House_Gallery, Owner at Cairn House Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2016

Thank you so much for your review, it's great to learn that people like my work. Do come and see us again one day!

Reviewed 14 October 2015

Following in John Lennon's footsteps, we journeyed to Durness. After visiting the Peace Garden, we crossed the road to enter the tranquil Cairn House Gallery. What an amazing setting, enhanced by the stunning photographs. A very friendly welcome from a fellow Teessider.More

Thank Eileen T
Cairn_House_Gallery, Owner at Cairn House Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2015

Thank you for your review Eileen, it was good to catch up with a fellow Teessider. I hope you enjoyed your holiday in Durness as much as John Lennon used to enjoy his as a youngster. I'm also pleased you enjoyed the gallery, and in...More

Reviewed 2 October 2015

The photographs of the local scenery were amazing, Seascapes , landscapes and best of all aurora borealis captured over Balnakeil house. A lovely modern fresh gallery overlooking the coast . Beautiful !

Thank seasideangie
Cairn_House_Gallery, Owner at Cairn House Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2015

It's always great to meet up with customers from my old stomping ground of North Yorkshire. I'm really pleased that you liked that gallery, your kind comments and custom are much appreciated!

Reviewed 3 September 2015

If you are visiting Durness a stop at the Cairn House Gallery is a must. A friendly welcome and the chance to see some stunning photographs of the amazing scenery - some of which is hidden from view. Well worth a visit, I have returned...More

Thank Lorna P
Cairn_House_Gallery, Owner at Cairn House Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2015

Many thanks for your review Lorna. I believe that we are privileged to be able to live in such an amazing place and it's always great to know that customers like my reflection on it and the gallery setting. We hope to see you again...More

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