The Stables

The Stables lie in a tranquil setting above the town of Cromarty, half a mile up the hill towards the top of the South Sutor.

This imposing Georgian building was converted in 1995 to accommodate a Gallery, ground floor artists’ studios, smaller workshop rooms, a darkroom, and a glass studio workshop. It also contains a one-bedroomed flat (sleeps 2), which is rented out long-term or made available to artists in residence.


The rooms can be hired for weddings, conferences, concerts, exhibitions, workshops, rehearsals, sound recordings and celebrations.

Outside, the slope of the grounds around the u-shaped building form a natural amphitheatre creating a perfect setting for open air theatrical and cultural events.

The Stables path has inscriptions from the writings of Sir Thomas Urquhart. Richard Kindersley, the celebrated master stone letter carver, completed this project a few years ago with a group of apprentices; the new stonework has added to the character of this Grade A-listed Building.

The Stables has a full Public Entertainment Licence and can accommodate a maximum of 120 guests at functions. The Gallery dimensions are 17m x 6m.  There is a car parking area, lawn & grounds and a downstairs 'tea point' with sinks, kettle, microwave and fridge. There is wifi, though it is rather patchy and a mobile signal can only be accessed from certain spots within the grounds.

This stunning location is the perfect space for imaginative thinkers, getting your creative juices flowing or just soaking up the sea views and rural peace.

Please note: we regret that the majority of the Stables building is not suitable for wheelchair access. There is one disabled toilet on the ground floor but the main Gallery room and West Wing are accessed only by two flights of stairs with no alternative options.


Rental rates from 1st August 2019 (includes Gallery / West Wing / Tea Point). All prices include VAT @ 20%.

Rate Per Hour Per Day Per Week

Arts-related rate: use by charitable,
non-profit making or local community

          £15                     £120                 £500      

Commercial rate: business, commercial, non-community
and private use                   

£30 £240 £1000

For Weddings, please contact us directly on for a quote


Just a quick note to say thank you very much for allowing us to use The Stables yesterday. We had a lovely day of recording – what an inspiring venue!”   “The Stables acoustically is a great space to perform and record, and Cromarty all round is very inspiring.

Alex Harris
Assistant Producer – CBeebies Radio

Stables Flat

A spacious and fully-furnished one bedroom flat within the Stables Arts Centre complex is occasionally available for let.  With beautiful views, inspirational, peaceful atmosphere and parking, the flat comprises double bedroom, living room/kitchen, bathroom.

Ideal for beach/walking/bird and dolphin watching and would particularly suit an artist or writer.  Fifteen minute walk to the centre of Cromarty and the harbour.

£500 per calendar month inc free Wi-Fi.  Fully furnished. Electricity, council tax & phone calls are extra.

Stables Studios

The Game Store is a bright, airy studio situated in the grounds of the Stables complex.  It is available for artists to rent on a short term or longer term basis. 

There are six artist bays in the main Stables building.  Some of these bays are rented by local artists on a long term basis, but there are often one or two bays available.  So if you are an artist looking for studio space please do contact us and come and join our artist community.

Studio Bays                        £96.50 per month (includes VAT)
Game Store Studio           £172.20 per month (includes VAT)

Find out more about the current Stables Studio Artists here.


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The Stables

Causeway IV11 8XS

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Contact Information

19 Bank Street, Cromarty
IV11 8YE Scotland

T: 01381 600354


Cromarty Arts Trust is recognised as a Scottish Charity number SC003018

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