A short walk from Nairn Beach, Links Studios was converted by Wasps in 2015 after serving the community as a primary school up until the 1970s.

Offering eight studios, one creative industries space and a workshop space, Links is there to support the creative people that work locally. With a small group of tenants, the building is a place where people from different creative paths can work under one roof to share ideas, skills and collaborate.

8 artist spaces
creative office
disabled access

being a wasps tenant

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

Tenants of the Wasps community receive the following benefits:

  • An inclusive rent for artists
  • Studio security – all our buildings are either owned or on long term rentals across the estate
  • 24/7 access all year round (excluding hot-desking memberships)
  • Being part of our community of almost 1,000 artists and creatives based in 20 buildings across Scotland
  • Ability to join the Own Art scheme through Wasps – Own Art allows for an artist’s clients to spread the cost of an artwork priced from £100 to £25,000 over 10 months with no interest. Using Own Art can help you close that extra sale – turning a £500 artwork into a more affordable proposition of £50 per month, for example
  • Support and expertise from Wasps’ staff
  • Promotion on the Wasps website (receiving tens of thousands of visitors per month) with an self-managed artist profile and shop through the community page
  • Access to the Wasps Tenant Portal – an exclusive online platform for tenants to find out about updates and opportunities from across the network
  • Exhibiting and selling opportunities through our arts programme including exhibitions across the network, discounted rates for market stalls, Open Studios events and inclusion in art fairs

accessibility & getting here


The studios are all at ground floor level and fully accessible. There are also disabled toilet facilities.


Links Studios
Grant Street
IV12 4NN

getting here

Nairn is on the A96 trunk road, 87 miles from Aberdeen and 16 miles from Inverness. Several coach operators run daily services throughout the Highlands. Buses run to Nairn from Inverness and Aberdeen. Several bus companies operate services to Inverness and Aberdeen from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Perth. Trains run from Inverness and Aberdeen to Nairn. There are links from all major cities to Inverness and Aberdeen. If you are walking in Nairn - from High Street, take one of the left turns onto King Street and walk down to the roundabout. Cross the road into Fishertown and keep walking until you can turn left onto Grant Street. There are a limited number of parking spaces available.

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