Space to create

Located in Scalloway, the ancient capital of Shetland, The Booth is a purpose built live-work space for visiting artists. Managed by Wasps Artist Studios, Glasgow, artists can apply to stay at The Booth for a month at a time and applications are welcomed from artists working across all disciplines. The serene surroundings can be used to influence a new body of work or stimulate the senses to create a Shetland-specific, arts related project.

Please see current updates on Wasps Artists Studios here.

Facilities & Accessibility Info

  • Studio Space
  • Residential facilities (1 bedroom & sofa bed)
  • Bathroom (fully accessible)
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Phone
  • Kitchen
  • Free Wifi
  • Access: There are steps leading to the building and visitors with disabilities will require some assistance.

The building was constructed by Scalloway Waterfront Trust in 2001 on the site of the oldest building in the village. It consists of a combined 'clean' working area and living space which is located on the upper level and a stone-walled basement for more 'dirty' work. There is a walled paved area outside which directly overlooks the sea.

To book The Booth, or for further information on how to be eligible to use the space, visit the Wasps website.


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