Welcome from the Director General

Welcome to the National Galleries of Scotland.

The National Galleries of Scotland looks after one of the world's finest collections of Western art ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. These holdings include the National Collection of Scottish art which we are proud to display in an international context.

We care for, research and develop these collections and we aim to share these works of art with as wide a public as possible. Every year we welcome over a million visitors from Scotland and the rest of the world to our various Galleries sited in Edinburgh.

We have active programmes of education, outreach and special exhibitions and where possible we work with partners across Scotland to maximise the impact of our activities.

Our staff is committed to providing a memorable and enjoyable experience for all our visitors and we look forward to welcoming you in person at one of our Galleries.

Sir John Leighton
Director-General