Areas Visits organised by The Arts Society Scotland and Northern Ireland

Lomond and Argyll members of The Arts Society are invited to take part.Brief details on the visits listed below, and more information and  instructions on how to sign up can be found on the  area website

26-29 April 2020: 4 days from *£757pp​

Country Houses of Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire.  

Based on lovely Rutland Water in England’s smallest county, whose motto “multum in parvo” (much in little) sums up its appeal, this delightful tour visits the finest country houses of Boughton House, Burghley House, Deene Park House and Grimsthorpe Castle. Accompanied by Nicholas Merchant, Ex-Chairman of the West Yorkshire Art Fund Fundraising Committee, who will draw on his expertise in antiques to deliver a convivial few days exploring some of the great country houses of the East Midlands, complete with illustrative and illuminating lectures.

For brochure/details click HERE   

 For booking form click HERE then save/print the form

28 September-1 October 2020: from £940pp not including flights from Glasgow.

Great Houses & Gardens of South East Ireland.   

The south-eastern region of the Republic of Ireland encompasses some of the Grandest Houses and most fertile and picturesque gardens in the country

You will visit

  • Powerscourt whose gardens have been voted 3rd best gardens in the world.
  • Currghmore in the company of Julian Walton an historian and archivist who is currently doing research on Curraghmore for Lord Waterford.
  • Castletown, the flagship project of the Irish Georgian Society and learn about their restoration work

For brochure/details and booking procedure click HERE

Wednesday October 23rd 2019 :11.30 -12.45

Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland

Auditorium. National Museum of Scotland

Friday  September 21st 2018: Maggie’s Culture Crawl

The Arts Society Team Gold took part in Maggie’s Culture Crawl, a 10 mile night walk around Edinburgh to raise money for Maggie’s Centre. All adffiliated Societies were invited to join them. 


Lecture by ANDREW GRAHAM DIXON   6pm -7pm      



Lecture on Rembrandt

followed by Private view of the acclaimed  Exhibition Rembrandt Britain’s Discovery of The Master: ​7pm - 8.30pm

Booking form available  from the area website . Tickets are £5 each.

19th October 2018

Elements: A Festival of Jewellery Silver and Gold. By invitation of The Incorporation of Goldsmith’s at Lyon and Turnbull 

Booking form available on on the Area Website






Tuesday 12 June 2018 :14:00 – 16:30 National Museum of Scotland

Study Afternoon: The Fettercairn Jewel

Acquired in 2017, this rare locket conceals secrets which may shed new light on the Renaissance in Scotland. Join our study afternoon as curators and conservators discuss their work into unravelling the mysteries of this precious object.

£10, £8 Members & Conc.

In partnership with Royal Collection Trust.

Full agenda and booking at www.nms.ac.uk/fettercairnstudy

You are also invited to the Palace of Holyroodhouse from 17:15 to view the Darnley Jewel, one of the finest jewels in the Royal Collection.

TUESDAY JUNE 5TH 2018  at  6PM:  

Lecture by ANDREW GRAHAM DIXON         



   This is the second lectures in his Caravaggio series  

“The Later Life and Times of Caravaggio”   

 The first was a sell out!

Booking form available  from the area website on

on 23rd April

Tuesday 31st October 2017 at 11.30am

A lecture and visit to “Bonnie Prince Charlie and The Jacobites Exhibition”

National Museum of Scotland.

 Further details and a booking form area available on the area website. 

Friday 1st September 2017:  5-8pm.  Edinburgh.  Fully subscribed

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Caravaggio 

                                                                   5pm -6pm      

Lecture by  Andrew Graham-Dixon (Art Critic, Jounalist, TV presenter)

Venue: Royal College of Physicians

Followed by 

A private view of the Beyond Caravaggio Exhibition



Andrew Graham -Dixon and Aidan Weston-Lewis (Chief Curator NGS)

Venue: Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Friday  6TH October  2017 11am-5.30pm.  Fully booked

The Japanese Gardens at Cowden Castle

Near Dollar Clackmannanshire FK14 7PJ

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