Holroyd Gallery
Art Gallery and Picture Framer
Openning Times: 10am to 5pm Tue to Sat

About Us

F.W.Holroyd was founded in 1912 by Fredrick William Holroyd. The business was based in Virginia arcade in Glasgow, the old spice market. In those early days the business sold lino and carpets as well as some more interesting items including gas mantles, before the days of electric light bulbs. In 1936 (Cyril) Douglas Holroyd, Fredrick’s son, took over the business selling carpets and a range of furniture.

John Douglas Holroyd (Jack) joined his father Douglas in the family business in 1972. He opened a small gallery in the company retail premises, now in the High Street, and began buying art at auction. He would reframe paintings and return to auction any that he did not sell in the gallery. Jack soon realised there was a need for customer framing too, and this expanded into a wholesale business in 1981, supplying the trade with mouldings sourced mainly from Italian manufacturers.

In 1998 Jack married Sarah and the next year they moved to Lochaber to open a new gallery. They opened a small gallery in the high street in Fort William where they continued to sell many of the artists as in the Glasgow gallery, but also some very talented local artists. Since then the gallery has grown and moved to bigger premises here in North Ballachulish where they continue to exhibit original paintings with a Scottish theme, whether it be landscape or wildlife.

Our art gallery in North Ballachulish has a large selection of oils, watercolours and pastels. There is a mix of local artists as well as some well know names. Clearly signposted just off the A82 north of the Ballachulish Bridge there is plenty of free car parking. Framing carried out on-site and to FATG specification. Sarah will be delighted to advise on the best colour choice of mount and moulding to suit the customer’s specific requirements. Jack has been framing for over thirty years and now shares the framing with Sarah. Our mouldings are sourced from Brittish suppliers but most originate in Europe where we find a better quality of wood and finish. Jack is also enjoying hand staining mouldings to give a unique and distinct finish.