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This illustrated talk with Simon Green of Historic Environment Scotland celebrates Scottish Arts & Crafts and investigates the influence of William Morris.

Expanding on the examples and ideas posed in Arts and Crafts Scotland: In the Spirit of Morris on display on our Viewing Balcony, Green will focus on the rich variety of Arts & Crafts buildings in Scotland.

From Melsetter in Orkney, with its close links to May Morris, to the Small Isles of the West and the rolling country of the Scottish Borders, celebrate the wealth of Arts & Crafts design across Scotland.

Ticket includes entry to exhibition May Morris: Art & Life on day of the event.


Dovecot Studios

10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1LT

0131 550 3660


Opening times

Gallery & Shop
Mon-Sat (10am-5pm)

Closed 24, 25, 26 December 2020 & 1 January 2021

Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony
Mon-Fri (12pm-3pm)
Sat (10am-5pm)

Closed 24, 25, 26 December 2020 & 1 January 2021.

The Dovecot Café is currently closed while we recruit a new café operator.

To ensure the safety of visitors and staff we have introducued various measures noted below. We are certified Good to Go by Visit Britain.

  • timed exhibition tickets
  • a one-way system around the building
  • hand-sanitising stations
  • increased cleaning
  • social distancing
  • face-coverings are to be worn throughout the building
  • plexiglass dividers between staff and visitors

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