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A Guide to Art and Culture in Fort William

Updated: May 6, 2023

Had a bit too much fresh air? Looking for a few activities of a slower pace? Fort William has a fantastic array of arts and culture for all the family to enjoy. Read on for all your holiday inspiration! And don’t forget to check out our Inverness equivalent!

Fort William

The Lime Tree An Ealdhain Gallery

The Lime Tree’s full name is The Lime Tree An Ealdhain Gallery, ‘An Ealdhain’ meaning ‘the place for creativity’ in Gaelic. The gallery exhibits a range of art, providing contemporary artists a platform to showcase their art. The Lime Tree also puts on around two exhibitions a year that, in previous years, have included Francisco Goya, David Hockney and Henri Matisse. The gallery has not only a space to indulge in art but also a restaurant as well as a shop.

Find The Lime Tree An Ealdhain Gallery at Achintore Road,

Fort William, Inverness Shire, PH33 6RQ Open from 10am to 8pm

For more information, please visit

Obscura Mondo Cinema at The Lime Tree An Ealdhain Gallery

During summer ’17 Obscura Mondo Cinema opened at the Lime Tree Gallery. Every Thursday at 7pm, Obscura Mondo Cinema will show obscure films from around the world. If you fancy pre-cinema food, Lime Tree’s restaurant will be offering a special menu as well.

For more information, please visit:

Lochaber Art Club

Lochaber Art Club is a local, non-profit art club for locals or art enthusiasts who want to support the club and its artists. The club often make pieces of art to brighten up the entrance of Belford Hospital in Fort William. In addition to this, Lochaber Art Club hold an annual exhibition in Ben Nevis Distillery centre every year where you can buy an original piece of art as well as a great bottle of whiskey.

To find out when the next exhibition by Lochaber Art Club is taking place, please visit:


Alternatively, you don’t need to leave your house to experience some of the finest art made in Scotland. The list of movies and TV shows below were filmed in Scotland or set in Scotland, particularly in the Highlands.



The Water Horse


Scooby Doo and the Loch Ness Monster


Harry Potter (all 8!)

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

TV Shows!

The Loch


The Grand Tour (there are two episodes filmed in Fort Augustus!) January 2017

The Big ‘try-athlon’ for Sport Relief with Des Clarke March 2018

Post first published 9th September 2018

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