Scottish Art 1670–1840

Open daily, 10am–5pm

Admission free


This room focuses on Scottish Art created from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, including portraits by Allan Ramsay and Sir Henry Raeburn, depictions of Scotland’s land and cityscapes, as well as genre-painting by artists such as David Wilkie and David Allan. 

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  • Wheelchair access


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Gallery facilities

Detailed information on accessibility at the National Galleries of Scotland

Our partial Changing Places toilet has all of the facilities of a full Changing Places toilet, and though the floor area meets the overall size requirement (13.54m2 minimum), it is just a little too narrow to be classed as a full Changing Places toilet. 

There are a limited number of small lockers available, but there is no space to store large items of luggage.

There is limited on street parking close by including for those with a blue badge.

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Changing places toilet
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Buggy park
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack
  • Café
  • Restaurant
Getting here

Getting here

The National can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

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  • Open daily, 10am–5pm
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

In Focus

In this series devoted to Scottish Art, we look at paintings by some of the nation’s finest artists. We examine them to uncover what makes each work so special and reveal some of the stories behind them.

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Pitlessie Fair by David Wilkie

This bustling market scene shows a real village in Scotland – Pitlessie in the artist David Wilkie’s home parish Cults. The painting represents the beginnings of a hugely successful career. Wilkie had a flair for capturing character and went on to become one of the most prominent artists of his generation. Watch this and find where and out how it all began.

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Margaret Lindsay of Evelick, The Artist's Wife by Allan Ramsay

Looking at this painting you might think Margaret Lindsay lived a peaceful and rule abiding life, but the real story of Margaret Lindsay and her devotion to the painter Allan Ramsay was fraught with a drama and romance that tightly are concealed beneath this respectable image of domestic harmony.

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Friends go free

Friends go free

Become a Friend to enjoy unique access to the nation’s art collection with unlimited free entry to exhibitions, Friends-only exhibition previews and a 10% discount in our gallery shops & cafés.

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