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Scottish Borders Exhibition Opportunities

Artists in the Scottish Borders are invited to submit CVs, proposals and examples of their work for possible inclusion in future exhibitions to be held in the following art galleries managed by Live Borders: The Scott Gallery, Hawick Museum; The Robson Gallery, Halliwell's House Museum, Selkirk; The Christopher Boyd Gallery, Old Gala House, Galashiels & The Gallery, Tweeddale Museum, Peebles.

For all enquiries please contact:

Fiona Colton
Museums and Galleries Manager
Live Borders Museums and Galleries Service, Municipal Buildings, High Street, Selkirk TD7 4JX

Tel: 01750 726456

This is an ongoing opportunity with no set deadlines.


VisitScotland Shop Local Initiative

VisitScotland is dedicated to showcasing local suppliers and, as part of VisitScotland’s new retail strategy, they have developed a Shop Local initiative. VisitScotland’s Shop Local model offers the opportunity for local businesses (craft makers, artists, designers etc.) to promote and sell their products to visitors via the VisitScotland iCentre network on a commission basis agreement.

VisitScotland Shop Local criteria

  • Shop Local products must be made in Scotland and showcase, high quality, local artisans e.g. jewellers, ceramics, pottery, crafts etc.
  • Shop Local suppliers will be offered the opportunity to retail their products through the VIC network on a 3 month rotation period and a commission basis agreement.
  • Shop Local suppliers must embrace the Spirit of Scotland and embody the essence and value of the VisitScotland brand.
  • Shop Local suppliers must be willing to provide a short promotional blurb (approx 50 words) detailing the provenance of their product, company logo and images for Shop Local POS.
  • The supplier agrees to consider wider VisitScotland activities, such as, Shop Local media activity, VisitScotland themed year opportunities and Meet the Maker type events.
  • The supplier is encouraged to promote VisitScotland’s Shop Local through their own website and social media channels.
  • The supplier is encouraged to engage and promote VisitScotland campaigns through the use of #ScotSpirit and #HHA2017.
  • Shop Local suppliers must adhere to the Shop Local terms and conditions as detailed in the supplier agreement.

For more information please email

Live Borders Exhibition Volunteering Opportunity

Summer Projects 2017

Interested in helping to create a local history exhibition this summer?

Live Borders are looking for 12 volunteers to research and interpret museum collections for an exhibition reflecting diversity of life in Tweeddale.

Volunteers should be over 18, willing to research museum objects and to contribute written text suitable for Lives in the Landscape - an exhibition opening in early September 2017.

Live Borders Museums can offer reasonable travelling expenses, training, support and the opportunity to participate in an exciting volunteer-led interpretation project.

For more information please contact Phoebe Stewart, Assistant Curator on or telephone 01750 726456 before 18th August 2017.

This project is financially supported through grant aid from Museums Galleries Scotland.

Live in the Landscape project is part of the Borders Heritage Festival 2017.



Live Borders Archives - Call for Artist's Expressions of Interest

Live Borders Archives are looking for outline proposals from artists to run a workshop using their Selkirk photographic collections as inspiration. 


What is this project about?:

  • Live Borders Archives and Local History Service, based at the Heritage Hub cares for the archive of the Robert D Clapperton Photographic Trust as well as a number of other photographic collections.
  • It is proposed that an artist will lead a workshop over one day (or two half days) which combines use of the historic photographs, a walk around the town looking at some of the sites pictured and the creation of individual artworks. These will then be exhibited alongside the photographs.
  • This project would take place with support from Selkirk Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS):

How can you be involved?

At this stage we are only looking for expressions of interest from artists accompanied by an up to date CV. It would be helpful if this included information on approximate costs, including fee, materials and other expenses, the type of work – eg painting, photography - and approach,  and any further detail or suggestions for the project.


Please get in touch

If you would like to express an interest in the project please get in touch by Monday 11 September 2017.

We are aiming to deliver the workshops in February with the exhibition in early March.

Note – any participating artist will need a PVG and Public Liability Insurance and will be asked to provide a reference from an educational provider.

Enquiries and applications to:

Morag Cockburn

Education and Outreach Officer

The Heritage Hub


01450 360699 /

Images: Scottish Borders Archive & Local History Service, courtesy of the Robert D Clapperton Trust


Borders Art Fair 2018

Applications are now being taken from artists and galleries to exhibit at The Borders Art Fair 2018. The event is expected to bring in over 5000 visitors from the Borders and beyond giving artists a unique opportunity to build contacts, network, sell, and share practice. Organisers welcome galleries and visual artists, working in any media, to apply. 

The organisers are also looking for artists to lead workshops and do demonstrations at the event, so please get in touch if this would be of interest.

For further information, and to download an application form, please visit the website or contact

Deadline for applications is 20 October 2017

Dates for the event are 15 – 18 March 2018