This site is a response to the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

While the pandemic has meant that we have had to shift a majority of our operations online, we are continuing to think and act in line with a redistributive and decolonial ethos.


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Bothy Project Residencies

The sudden absence of material social space has meant that we’ve had to rethink the ways we can support the mutual dependencies that allow us to learn, grow, operate and cohabitate. We undertand the arts to be a site in which social discourse and criticism can be encouraged to this effect and wish to continue those efforts here.

On this site you can find our more about the groups we work with, what they’re up to, as well as ways to support and to be supported by them. There’s also a list of funding resources that have been available in response to COVID-19, access to materials from our digital programme and a space to watch our live streamed events.


Bothy Project Residencies


An intergenerational residency programme pairing artists with mentors

Transmission Gallery's collaboration with Bothy Project is underway with artists Najma Abukar, Adebusola Ramsay, Clarinda Tse and Matthew Arthur Williams, who will each undertake a two-week residency at Sweeney’s Bothy on Eigg. In addition, each artist will work with a respected mentor to discuss and develop their practice over the period of the project. We are pleased to announce the mentors are Ingrid Pollard, Lubaina HimidAlberta Whittle and Ajamu X.

The project started in the late autumn of 2019 and is due to conclude with an exhibition at Transmission Gallery in the Spring of 2020, watch out for further details.


Bothy Project provides creative residences for practitioners in visual arts, craft & design, music, literature and performance, as well as thinkers, researchers, and people local to each bothy. Residents are able to use their residencies to explore creativity, landscape and living simply. Active in Scotland since 2011, its network currently comprises Inshriach Bothy in the Cairngorms National Park, Sweeney’s Bothy on the Isle of Eigg and Pig Rock Bothy which will soon be re-built in Assynt after nearly six years at National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh. Its spaces are bespoke, small-scale, and off-grid. Beginning in 2021 the bothies will operate as sentinels of communication with the best experience and learning generated by residents shared widely through a new public programme. Bothy Project is a charity supported by its trading arm Bothy Stores which donates a portion of its profit each year to support artists’ mobility and access to the Scottish landscape.

Project supported by the Creative Scotland Create: Inclusion fund.