AROUND 140 artists and makers are set to take part in this year’s Perthshire Open Studios next month.

The event will run over nine days between September 1 and 9 and is a chance for people to meet and chat to painters, woodworkers, jewellery makers and a range of other creative people.

They’ll be on hand in a variety of places like cottages, converted barns, galleries and tearooms.

Luisa Ramazzotti, co-founder of the event, said: “Right now artists and makers all across the region are busy creating wonderful art and craft for this year’s open studios event.

“It’s a great chance to meet and chat to some remarkably talented people about their work and to see studios of every kind in towns and villages, and tucked away up country lanes, in every part of this beautiful region.

“We hope the brochure with its coloured routes, studio locations and artist directory, together with lists of cafes and restaurants, helps visitors to have a wonderful time discovering the art and the inspiring landscapes of Perth and Kinross.”

A brochure with all the details is available from visitor centres, libraries, art venues, cafés and the artists.

Visit perthshireopenstudios.com for more details.