A VARIETY of art and hand-made crafts will be on offer in Culross as a new business is welcomed to the village.

The Gallery, run by jewellers Kirsty Muir and Michele Daykin, has opened its doors at Sandhaven, creating "a sense of an artists' hub" alongside the pottery and cafe there.

The new owners hope to widen the artistic offerings in the historic village, made famous as a Outlander filming location, with plans to create a Culross Arts Festival and host events throughout the year.

Kirsty said: "When we took over the Gallery, we wanted to widen its offering.

"We also exhibit work by other contemporary artists and have a great choice of artwork and gifts including paintings, glass work, candles, ceramics and jewellery.

"We are also able to exhibit our artwork in the lovely Biscuit Cafe upstairs, so it works very well.

Dunfermline Press: Some of Kirsty Muir's jewellery.Some of Kirsty Muir's jewellery. (Image: Contributed)

"Having the Pottery business next door to us brings a sense of an artists hub to the village and we hope to create a Culross Arts Festival in the future and run events throughout the year.

"We look forward to welcoming visitors and the local community to the Gallery."

The project is promised to be "an exciting addition to the Culross tourism offering" and was supported by Business Gateway Fife.

Karen Cassells, Business Adviser, said: "The clients have received one to one business advice to develop their business plan and cashflow.

"They accessed the finance surgery to look at various financial aspects of the business and applied for the Start Up Grant to make some internal improvements to the property and to purchase equipment.

"This is an exciting addition to the Culross tourism offering and Kirsty and Michele have the passion and vision to make it a success."

Anyone who would like more information on Business Gateway Fife and the help it can provide should call 01592 858333or visit www.businessgatewayfife.com.