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Buyer sought for 'unique' art gallery and framing business in Perth

Frames Gallery at 10 Victoria Street, Perth

One of Scotland’s most long-established art galleries and picture framing businesses has been placed up for sale.

Frames Gallery in Perth, renowned for displaying the best in Scottish contemporary art and crafts, first opened in 1979.

It has traded from its current premises in the city’s Victoria Street since 1991 and even became the first gallery in Scotland to have a presence online, launching its website in 1996.

A purpose-built extension to their premises a year later allowed Frames to host year-round events and display a variety of important Scottish artists, including Elizabeth Blackadder, Victoria Crowe and John Brown.

Now its owners, Hugh and Julie Goring, have decided to retire tasking Allied Surveyors Scotland with finding a buyer.

I have so enjoyed watching this business grow from a tiny 8 x 12 shop into one which ships art worldwide and has such a well-loved place in the Scottish Art scene. But I would also love to see even further potential be developed by a new owner,” said Mr Goring.

The premises and business goodwill are being made available with a price quoted on application to interested parties.

“Frames Gallery has a uniqueness to it and as a business it has been carefully nurtured for over 40 years,” commented Allied Surveyors Scotland’s director of commercial agency (east), Iain Mercer.

“This is a great opportunity for someone with an interest in the Scottish art scene to acquire an attractive package with obvious lifestyle benefits in a lovely city.”  

Media coverage of this story:

The Courier, Saturday 5th June 2021

And also watch the interview with our client, Hugh Goring, courtesy of The Courier.

The Scotsman, Monday 7th June 2021

About the author

Iain Mercer BA, AssocRICS

Iain is a Director of Allied Surveyors Scotland plc and opened the firm's first east coast commercial agency in April 2018.  With nearly 20 years' experience of the Scottish market, he has become a tenacious deal maker covering the Lothians, Scottish Borders and Perth & Kinross regions. In August 2020 he became an Associate of RICS. 

In his spare time he is a freelance writer, enjoys running and is also a qualified youth football coach with Haddington Athletic where he coaches an under-14 team. 

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