Who We Are

The National Galleries of Scotland comprises three galleries in Edinburgh and two partner galleries in the North and South of Scotland. Our collection of fine art is amongst the best in the world.

The three Edinburgh galleries are:

  • Scottish National Gallery
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

In addition, the National Galleries of Scotland owns the Granton Centre for Art, a purpose-built storage facility located at the Granton foreshore in Edinburgh.

The two partner galleries are:

  • Paxton House, Berwickshire
  • Duff House, Banff

Funding and Management

The National Galleries of Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government and is managed on its behalf by a Board of Trustees, appointed by the Minister for Europe, External Affairs & Culture.

As provided by the National Heritage (Scotland) Act 1985, the principal functions of the Board are:

  • to care for, preserve and add to the objects in their collection.
  • to ensure that the objects are exhibited to the public.
  • to ensure that the objects are available to persons seeking to inspect them in connection with study or research, and generally to promote the public's enjoyment and understanding of the fine arts both by means of the Board's collection and by such other means as they consider appropriate.
  • for those purposes to provide education, instruction and advice, and to carry out research.

National Galleries of Scotland is a charity registered in Scotland (No.SC003728)