The SSA is delighted to be collaborating with Gairloch Museum for the first time with an upcoming exhibition Ulaidhean / Treasures taking place across both the Upper and Lower galleries in Gairloch Museum, 6 July – 28 September 2024.

Behind the Museum at Achtercairn, Gairloch there is a little hill called Torr na h-Ulaidh, or the hill of the treasure. Local folklore tells us that a treasure was once buried at the back of this hill by people fleeing from an enemy and that it remains hidden to this day. It is from this place name that we have taken the title for the exhibition, Ulaidhean/Treasures.

The exhibition includes work by invited artist, Pen Reid as well as work from SSA Members selected from the open call.


Michele Bianco, Irene Blair, Sarah Bold, becs boyd, Chris Brook, Helle Rask Crawford, Ronnie Cruwys, Diane Dawson, Judith Davies, Lisa Denyer, Rhona Fleming, Paul Holmes, Tracey Johnston, Aileen Keith, Sandra Kennedy, Joanna Kessel, Lorna A Kirkwood-Smith, Portia Knight, Olana Light, Ruaridh Litster-Campbell, Susan Mains, Jannette MacDonald, Fiona Maher, Louise McLaren, Janet Melrose, Morag Thomson Merriman, Mary Morrison, Kevin Andrew Morris, Gillian Murray, Sandor Nagy, Rosie Newman, Ruth Nicol, Lisa Fenton O’Brien, Valerie O’Regan, Gemma Petrie, Pen Reid, Lucilla Sim, Grace Siregar, Eva Smyth, Elvey Anna Stedman, Jayne Stokes, Janette Sumner, Gyllian Thomson, Gill Walton, Charlotte Watters, Deborah Wickham, Fenneke Wolters-Sinke


Ulaidhean / Treasures

Exhibition Dates: 6 July – 28 September 2024
Private View: Friday 5 July 5pm -7pm (RSVP info@gairlochmuseum.org.uk or tel 01445 712 287)

Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Closed Sundays.

Gairloch Museum, Gairloch, Ross-shire, IV21 2BH


Image: Pen Reid, Empty Nest, Oil on linen, 60 x 60cm, 2022.