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Covering the area East of Inverness and North of Montrose, our local artists and makers collaborate to create an Open Studios event every September. Established in 2003, NEOS has evolved to become a major cultural event, attracting up to 300 individual and group members each year. 

At NEOS we’re passionate about fostering creativity in the North East of Scotland. Our inclusive community has a wide spectrum of members from experienced professionals to budding creatives. We aim to make creativity accessible to all, show how it is woven into the fabric of our North East community and perhaps inspire others to embark on their own creative journeys. Operated by volunteers as a community organisation, NEOS was presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2020. Our NEOS book and NEOS app are produced each year with details of the artists and makers taking part and they extend beyond September as year round directories of creatives in the North East of Scotland.

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