Although there are only 238 locals in 62,000 hectares of the Applecross Peninsula, we are a vibrant and creative community of artists, musicians, artisans, craftspeople and entrepreneurs

Painters especially, come up here on retreat because of the amazing light and inspiring landscape. Many locals are generous with their knowledge, like history buff and spinner Margaret Beaton, who will pop around to Eagle Rock with her spinning wheel for an hour to teach you her craft and passion. She speaks about six languages too!

  • Croft wool and weavers
  • Local artist Caty MacLennan
  • Applecross Aromatics
  • Screen Printing at Clement Designs
  • Art and craft fair in the Lochcarron hall (40 minutes away) on the last Friday of every month
  • Kiki’s Craft Corner

Croft Wools & Weavers

Leslie and Thomas Kilbride are crofters and makers of textiles who raise grey Gotland sheep and Shetland cattle between the seashore and high mountains. Apart from selling a treasure trove of hand-dyed and woven fabrics and products that bridge the contemporary to traditional, they also run rural craft workshops on spinning, weaving, and dying with natural crafts

Croft Wools & Weavers

Local Artist Caty MacLennan

Caty MacLennan studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art and is inspired by the Applecross landscapes. She paints primarily in oil on canvas, mostly 24″ X 36″. Although she has dedicated recent years to family, she always has a canvas close to hand

Appleross Aromatics

Local mum and entrepreneur, Tracy Phillips runs a thriving local and online business, creating handmade soaps, bath bombs, natural body products and accessories. She also offers soap-making workshops

Screen Printing at Clement Designs

Tery MaCowan, originally from Edinburgh, believes passionately in the value of handcrafted goods in a world of mass production. She runs her own print-design business out of Applecross. Check out her catalogue on or get in touch with her about special commissions

Kiki’s Craft Corner

Just over the hill in Lochcarron, Kiki’s Craft Corner specializes in materials, tools and workshops for textile and fibre artists. Patchwork fabric, quilting notions, threads, wool tops and tools for spinning & felting, knitting wool & more

Kiki’s craft corner