Campaign to revive The Scottish Craft Centre

   

 

During the 1950s,1960s and 1970s the Scottish Craft Centre at Acheson House was a place where the best of Scottish craftwork could be seen and appreciated in the heart of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.  For long years it has stood empty. It had problems with asbestos -a popular building material when the house was first restored- but these we believe have now been resolved.  In the last ten years and more the City of Edinburgh Council have been considering whether to extend the adjacent Huntly House Museum into the building. It remains empty meantime.

 

But Scottish Crafts need a showcase: somewhere simple, austere, and central like Acheson House that can be run inexpensively with a volunteer staff.

 

Here is how The Scottish Craft Centre first introduced itself, in the Living Traditions of Scotland booklet and exhibition at the time of the Festival of Britain in 1951.

 

 

“Scottish Crafts need somewhere simple, austere and central like Acheson House that can be run inexpensively with a volunteer staff.”

 

Scottish Potters Association exhibition organiser:

Jane Kelly: Penicuik Pottery at Valleyfield House

17 High Street Penicuik EH26 8HS

tel: 01968 677854  email: Jane.Kelly2@virgin.net

 

 

At Cromarty 2007 with  Scottish Potters & Basketmakers.

Scottish Potters exhibition 2008 website www.makers.org.uk/pottery/stirling

Scottish Potters exhibition spring 2009 website www.makers.org.uk/pottery/crathes

Scottish Potters & Basketmakers exhibition autumn 2009 website www.makers.org.uk/pottery/baskets

 

 

Campaign to revive the SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE