Situated at Ardhasaig on the Isle of Harris, the vistas open to visitors from Hebscape Gallery and Tearoom are rivalled only by the fine art landscape photography displayed within.
Overlooking West Loch Tarbert, with panoramic views towards Taransay and the North Harris mountains, Hebscape Gallery and Tearoom was opened in 2014 by professional photographer Darren Cole and partner Chris Griffiths.
Darren and Chris’s love affair with the Western Isles began with their first visit in 2008, when Darren was working as a photography tutor at the University of the West of England in Bristol.
Over the next five years they both returned to the isles periodically, with Darren building up a collection of images and exploring different locations.
And in 2013 Darren and Chris made the move to relocate to Ardhasaig, with Hebscape opening the following year.
Open, airy and spacious, the Gallery walls are a delight to look around as Darren’s range of images – from monochrome to colour, abstract to digital illustrations – capture visitors’ interest.
High-quality prints, mounted and framed on-site, are available to buy; and orders can usually be fulfilled overnight.
Greeting cards and Darren’s photography book, both unique to the Gallery, are also available to browse.
And the Gallery is complemented by the Tearoom, run by Chris who trained as a Master Baker and Confectioner, which offers a welcome tea-stop for visitors to Harris, with award-winning Suki leaf teas and Stornoway’s Hebridean Tea Store teas to select from, along with fresh gourmet barista coffee, and a variety of freshly made cakes and scones.
Light meals, including hearty bowls of soup, with home-made Scottish soda bread, and home-made Stornoway hot smoked salmon paté, farmhouse paté, cheese scones with Orkney cheese, are also available to enjoy at the Hebscape Gallery and Tearoom which is open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10.30am to 4.30pm (meals served 12-2.30pm).
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