Rated as the #1 Art Gallery in the Highlands on Tripadvisor
Beyond the View
Photographer Jack Marris moved to Applecross in 2012 after travelling extensively across Scotland in search of dramatic scenery to photograph. He fell in love with the northwest Highlands, and Applecross embodied everything he was looking for as photographic inspiration and was an ideal location to start his professional career as a photographer.
Jack values quality over quantity and he has a keen eye for detail throughout his work.
Almost all of the images he takes have been meticulously planned to make the most of seasonal light and weather. This attention to detail can often mean images are several years in the making.
As many of Jack’s photographs require camping overnight on mountain summits and ridges in all seasons, this level of planning is vital.
More recently, Jack has been specialising further by combining these theories with aerial photography which allows a unique perspective to be captured which cannot be achieved from the ground.
All of this requires use of high quality equipment and specialist techniques to ensure images retain immense detail and provoke our powerful connection to the landscape.
This photograph was the first image Jack took on arrival to Applecross. The sun lit up Applecross Bay on Jack’s Bealach na Ba descent and he felt like he had finally found home. Click here to read more about this picture and to discover an interesting story about something in it.
In 2015 Jack opened the Applecross Photographic Gallery, where his images are now exhibited and made by hand.
Over the years the gallery has grown and now employs nine local people. This allows us to offer a wide variety of high quality, sustainably made products using local materials wherever possible.
The gallery boasts panoramic views of Raasay, Scalpay and the Cuillin hills of Skye which are like a photograph in themselves and we believe we have the best view from any carpark in Scotland.
Don’t take our word for it though, come and visit us here in Applecross to view the images, see where they are made and meet the team. We are located just off the NC500 and are open seven days a week in summer.
Be sure to check here for our up-to-date winter hours.
How to find us
Once you’ve arrived in Applecross, the gallery is very easy to find, 1.5 miles south of the famous Applecross Inn and just off the NC500 route.
From the Applecross Inn, follow the road along Shore Street, past the township of Milltown and around Milltown Loch. From here continue left at the fork by the Fire Station and Community Hall. The gallery is located at the top of the hill next to the phone masts, you can’t miss it!
See below to view step-by-step directions from outside Applecross.
From the Isle of Skye Bridge
We are 43 miles from the Isle of Skye bridge. Allow 1hr 30mins in summer. This route includes the famous Bealach na Ba which is not suitable for large vehicles, caravans or nervous drivers.
From the Skye bridge, drive through Kyle of Lochalsh
5.3 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh, after Auchtertyre, turn left on to A890 signposted Strathcarron
15 miles later, after Strathcarron, turn left on to A896 towards Lochcarron
9.2 miles later, after Lochcarron, turn left on to the Bealach na Ba.
11 miles later, after the mountain, continue right around the tight bend to come down to a T-junction by the shore.
At this T-junction, take a left towards the Applecross Inn.
Continue 1 mile along the road, past Shore Street, Milltown and at the Fire Station keep left.
Continue 0.5 miles up the hill to find Applecross Photographic Gallery next to the phone masts. Welcome, you made it!