Alchemist is a relaxed and welcoming independent gallery, card and gift shop, selling a broad range of carefully chosen craft, art and design.
open Mon - Sat, 10am - 5pm
Whether you need to find a unique and exclusive piece for yourself or others, give a small but special gift, or just send a heartfelt note, Alchemist Gallery, Dingwall, is well worth a visit. Customers tell us what we offer is lovely, and refreshingly different.
A wide range of original art and contemporary craft is complimented by seasonal collections of design led cards, stationery, homewares, accessories, plants and fresh flowers.
We actively source quality work from local and Scottish artists and makers, showcase the talents of many small British businesses and support fair and ethical producers from other parts of the world; aiming to be genuinely responsible and sustainable in all that we do. We love individual, one-off creations, to be surprising and just a little bit quirky.
2023 Exhibitions and events
We host art, printmaking and textile exhibitions year-round, by both established and emerging artists.
The Western Edge : Jane Harlington21 September - 31 October 2023I have lived in Scotland for over 40 years, the last 23 of them on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. During this time I have built a...
Incandescent: Emma Nightingale2 October - 14 November 2023In this exhibition, Emma’s design approach towards her distinctive and individual kiln formed glass considers both function and aesthetic. She draws her inspiration from her natural surroundings, textures, shapes and...
Woven by Nature : Julia Complin12 October 2023 - 4 January 2024'I create handwoven textile art that is inspired by the colours and shapes of the Scottish landscape. The relationships between Scotland’s rugged mountains, ancient woodland and tiny flora fascinate me....
Meet The Artist & Glasswork Demonstration28 October 2023Emma Nightingale, the Cromarty-based kiln formed glass artist, will demonstrate one of the processes she uses in her glass taster sessions. You will see her demonstrate the making of a...
Dingwall is in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. We can be found at 48 High Street, which has been a chemist's shop since the mid-1800's. Now lovingly restored by us, with many original features on show, it's a lovely space to visit and browse our beautiful, curated collections.
Our social media and website aim to give a good flavour of what's currently on offer, including full details of exhibitions and events. There is however much more in the shop; our range is always being updated. New work, including one-off pieces, arrive weekly and there are plenty of discoveries to be made. Join our mailing list for updates.
At our best 'keeping it real', we love our shop and local High Street, and want you to enjoy visiting Dingwall. Folk often tell us they find a visit to Alchemist Gallery uplifting and inspiring, so invite you to enjoy a bit of the alchemy we create. If that's not possible, we offer an online or more personal mail order service. We talk directly to our talented suppliers regularly, so know what's coming, can be found, or even made, just for you. We genuinely like to make finding what you really want easy, and can also write cards, gift wrap, and arrange delivery if that helps. Please just contact us for some proper customer service.
We look forward to seeing you in Dingwall or hearing from you.
Hazel, Jane, Aimee & Laura