The Loft Gallery


a view of the loft gallery

The Loft Gallery provides a much sought after exhibition space for Orcadian and Scottish artists.  There are monthly exhibitions from March to December in the small airy gallery, pictured here with an exhibition in 2011 by Anna Meadows.

July 18th 2021


Here at the Workshop we are looking forward to our first exhibition in the Loft Gallery since the start of the first lockdown.

The exhibition is by Monique Sliedrecht, opening on Saturday 31st July and running until Tues 24th August. Opening times are Tuesday mornings 10am until 1pm. Wednesday to Saturday inclusive, 10am until 5pm.


We will be organising a flexible, 15 minute appointment system for entry to the gallery. To avoid disappointment, email for an appointment to info@workshopandloftgallery.co.uk 24 hours in advance.

Please include the times and dates you are able to visit and the number of people in your party. You will receive a confirmation of your booking by email. Alternatively phone Sue on 831406.

If you would like to take a chance on just turning up, you will be very welcome to view the exhibition if the gallery has not been booked in advance at that time.

Covid safety procedures will be in place. Masks must be worn, unless exempt, and hand sanitiser used. Please use sanitiser as often as you can while moving between the shop and gallery.

Only two people, or a family bubble, will be allowed in the gallery at any one time.

Later exhibitions at the Loft Gallery for 2021 are:


Martin Laird from Saturday 28th August until Tuesday 28th September.


Clare Gee from Saturday 2nd October until Saturday 2nd November.


Christmas exhibition of invited local artists.




We are very sad that the Gallery has been closed and Ruth Holt's wonderfull textile exhibition inspired by the Orkney landscape cannot be visited.

However,her work can be seen on her website and we urge you to have a look!



Corona Virus, Latest News for The Loft Gallery.

7th July 2020.

To our much appreciated Loft Gallery exhibitors and visitors.

Due to particular circumstances of the lay-out of the Loft Gallery within The Workshop, we are unable to ensure the safety of visitors according to Government guidelines as regards coronavirus restrictions.

It is with great regret that we have had to postpone all scheduled exhibitions for this year. We hope to reopen the Loft Gallery from mid March 2021, in the assumption that a gradual and further easing of restrictions due to Covid-19 will have taken place by then!

We have offered all artists who were scheduled to exhibit this year a similar exhibition opportunity in 2021 and we are very pleased and grateful to all exhibitors for accepting our offer, despite the unfortunate and disappointing cancellation of their exhibitions in this current year. Thank you all!

The full, expected, programme of exhibitions for 2021 will be added to the St Margaret's Hope Workshop and Loft Gallery's website in the near future and we can't wait to welcome you all back to exciting new art work in our small, but beautiful gallery.

In the meantime, we hope you all keep well and safe!

If you would be interested in exhibiting in The Loft in the future, please get in touch via the Contact Us  page.



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