When it comes to culture, Edinburgh's pretty much got it nailed. From its museums to its theatres, its attractions to its bars, few places do things as well as Edinburgh. And those with a penchant for all things arty are very well covered too. As well as being home to Scotland's National Gallery buildings (including the Portrait and Modern Art Galleries) and the famous Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh boasts a wide range of independent art galleries showcasing upcoming contemporary artists from home and abroad. The following are what we deem the best galleries Edinburgh has to offer. Chin strokes at the ready.
The best art galleries in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a treasure trove of visual art. Discover the best places to see art exhibitions, shows and events at the city's best galleries.
Edinburgh art galleries
The Talbot Rice Gallery's main space is an airy and modern atrium-slash-hangar completely out of keeping with the grand old architectural style of the exterior, but that perfectly suits the gallery's remit: a changing selection of solo, retrospective and thematically linked exhibitions highlighting the work of British and international contemporary artists.