“Cairngorm” is derived from the Gaelic ‘an Carn Gorm’ which translates as ‘the Blue Hill’ which, as well as being a mountain in its own right, refers to the surrounding area. In 2003 it was recognised for its incredible natural beauty and was designated Britain’s second National Park. Ranging from Grantown-on-Spey in the north to the Angus Glens in the south and from Ballater in the east to Dalwhinnie in the west and covering 1,400 square miles the Cairngorms are Britain’s largest National Park.
With the rivers Dee, Don and Spey all passing through the park and boasting more than fifty mountains over 3,000 feet it is some of the wildest, remotest and most beautiful parts of the British Isles. Artists and poets have been attracted to the Cairngorms’ outstanding natural beauty for hundreds of years and many artists are still drawn to the area for inspiration.
Creative Cairngorms is a collective of artists, sculptors, photographers and craft-makers who live and work in and around the Park. The group is run by and for its members. As a formal collective we are able to promote art and crafts within the National Park as well as further afield. We organize numerous exhibitions and craft fairs in many locations throughout the year as well as having semi-permanent displays of work in a growing number of outlets.
Membership also includes excellent marketing through our printed literature, which is distributed throughout the region. Our members and their work are represented within this website. Many items can be purchased online through our secure Store, and our members can be contacted directly should you wish to commission something specially.
If you are an artist, and wish to benefit from being a part of Creative Cairngorms, please visit our Membership page.