Wasps is thankful for the benevolence of local arts supporter Ken Irons, who transferred ownership of Eagle House to Wasps in 2008

Ken and his wife Jean, sadly both no longer with us, set up a charity, NEAPS, to develop and run these studios.

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being a wasps tenant

With over 40 years worth of expertise, we are the UK’s largest provider of affordable studio space for artists and creative industries.

Tenants of the Wasps community receive the following benefits:

  • Affordable studio prices with no hidden costs – utilities and Wifi are all inclusive in artist studios (rates apply for creative offices)
  • Building security – all our buildings are either owned or on long term rentals
  • 24/7 secure access all year round
  • Part of our community of almost 1,000 artists and creatives in our 20 buildings across Scotland
  • Exhibiting and selling opportunities through our Arts & Enterprise programme including:
    • Exhibitions – over 50% of artists exhibited in our gallery programmes are tenants
    • Makers Markets
    • South Block shop
    • Open Studios
    • Art Fairs
  • Ability to join our Own Art scheme
  • Support and expertise from Wasps’ staff team
  • Promotion on our website with an artist profile

accessibility & getting here


The studios are on the 1st and 2nd floor and unfortunately there is no lift access. The entrance stairwell is also narrow.


Eagle House
15 Shore Lane
AB11 5BF

getting here

From Guild Street bus and train station turn right, crossing Market Street onto Virginia Street. Shore Lane is second lane on the right. Eagle House is half way down on left hand side. If driving, turn off Union Street (A9013) down Market Street turning left before harbour onto Virginia Street (A956) where there is a car park on left. Shore Lane is about a two minute walk away.

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