Our exciting Summer exhibition is a show that brings some of Grantown’s artistic heritage together for you to see under one roof. Richard Waitt was commissioned by the Laird of Grant to paint members of his family and the castle retinue in the early 1700s. This turned out to be the biggest commission of a single family in Europe. We are bringing back some of Waitt’s paintings to Grantown in the first ever exhibition solely dedicated to his work. You may not have heard of him, but you may recognise some of his paintings; in particular ‘the Piper to the Laird of Grant’ – an iconic painting that hangs in the National Museum of Scotland. Come and see this and many of his other works come home to Grantown for the first time since they hung together at Castle Grant.
We are really excited to open our shop this season, we’ve refreshed the space giving more room for some great new products. We are working with designers to produce exclusive gifts and souvenirs using our own photograph collection and our townscape brand. We can’t wait to show you…
Many thanks to CO-OP members who have donated a percentage of their dividends to great local causes. We are going to use the donation to help people with dementia. We want to create a series of visits to care homes bringing some of our fantastic social history collection to help spark some memories and create conversations about our objects and people’s stories.
We are delighted to receive permission to use artist Harley Millar’s latest work – a depiction of Grantown East Station as it was in the 1950s. We are going to make a 12 piece jigsaw to go alongside the 30 piece jigsaw of Grantown West Railway Station in our galleries.