The Caithness Glass Factory is closed to the public until further notice. The Make Your Own Paperweight and Glass Painting activities are also unavailable until further notice. The Caithness Glass Gift shop is open every day from 9am until 4pm.
Since 2007 the home of Caithness Glass has been at Crieff Visitor Centre.
Here visitors can see Caithness Glass being hand crafted by the skilled team of craftsmen in a close-up studio environment. After watching the glassmakers you can browse the shop where you can buy the full selection of Caithness products plus a great selection of Dartington Crystal and Glassware lines.
Admission to the Factory Viewing Gallery is FREE.
Make Your Own Paperweight
Have you got what it takes to be a glassmaker?
You can spend time working with one of our skilled glassmakers and create your own paperweight. Your finished paperweight is inscribed with your name and the date of it's creation, making it a truly one-of-a-kind souvenir.
The activity costs £49.00 per person, per paperweight made, and is available Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
The activity is available to individuals aged 16 and older. Please note that anyone who is under the age of 18 will require a parent or guardian to countersign their disclaimer.
Appropriate clothing must be worn to participate in the activity. We recommend breathable clothing as the factory can become quite hot. It is vital that sensible footwear be worn (i.e no open toed shoes or heels) as you may be denied entry to the factory.
The paperweight takes approximately 20 minutes to make, however the paperweight requires 48 hours to cool and be engraved. The paperweight will be available for collection, from 2pm, two days after it's creation or the following Monday if created on a Friday. If collection is not possible then we can post the paperweight to you.
Booking ahead of time for the activity is essential. Due to the popularity of the activity, and the high level of production in the factory, we are not able to accept walk-in/ same day bookings. We ask that you book at least a week before you intend to make a paperweight, with 2pm on Friday being the cut off point for the week ahead.
Please call us on 01764 654014 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Explore your creative side and paint your own glass – great fun for all ages!
Select a glass and paint your own decoration in our special painting area. Glass Painting is available 9:00am – 3.15pm Monday to Sunday. It is advisable to book your place ahead of time to prevent disappointment.
Open all year round*
*Except for the 25th & 26th December and the 1st & 2nd January when the entire complex is closed.
The Caithness Glass Factory also closes for maintenance once or twice a year and for a Christmas break at the end of December. Occasionally the Factory may have to close unexpectedly for urgent maintenance with little or no prior warning. Please visit the Cathiness Glass website, the Crieff Visitor Centre Facebook page and our News Page for details of planned and unexpected closures.
The Factory breaks for 10 minutes at 10.30am and 3.00pm, and breaks for 30 minutes at 12.30pm.
Caithness Glass Shop
**The shop is open 9.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Sunday.
Glassmaking & Viewing Gallery
**The factory is open 9.00 – 4.00pm Monday to Friday. There is no Glassmaking at weekends.
**Please note that our opening times may change throughout the year, including unexpected closures. Please see our News Page for current opening times.