Make art in Scalloway, the ancient capital of Shetland where The Booth is located, overlooking the East Voe water. Built in 2001 by the Scalloway Waterfront Trust, this combined studio and living space exists on the site of the oldest building in town. The property is jointly managed by Wasps and Shetland Arts.

The Shetland Islands are the most northerly part of the UK, located one hundred and fifty miles north of the Scottish mainland. The islands have a complex ancient history, with close links to Scandinavia and a unique cultural tradition of music and craft making. Scalloway is a picturesque village home to around a thousand people. The Booth is situated along the pier, where there are often fishing boats and vessels stationed.

The Admiral’s House is set in an idyllic location in the Braes on the east coast of the Isle of Skye. A former blackhouse, the building was donated to Wasps by the family of Vice Admiral Sir Roderick (Roddy) Macdonald KBE. As well as serving as a naval officer, Admiral Roddy was a keen amateur artist and kept sketchbooks documenting his travels around the world before retiring to Skye.

The renovated building offers three studios – Admiral Roddy’s, Lady Joan’s and Alan Macdonald’s studios – alongside three bedrooms, a large communal living room and a kitchen area. The Admiral’s House is available to all kinds of visiting artists and creatives that are looking for the time and space to realise new work in an inspiring location. We invite applications from artists of all disciplines and stages in their career. Collectives as well as individuals are accepted as residents.