Edinburgh Printmakers has phased our re-opening of Castle Mills response in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The first stage was to re-open our studio to experienced printmakers and our offices, including those used by our 5 creative industries tenants. We have now also started to run workshops in our education space and studio for small socially distanced groups.
Our galleries are now open with new exhibitions and performances, and there is a new café, Holy Cow Lounge, at Castle Mills.
We look forward to welcoming visitors once again to these spaces.
This page will be updated regularly regarding the ongoing impact of Covid-19 on our services. Please bookmark this page and check back often to keep up-to-date with our latest messaging.
- The galleries, café, and shop are now open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome - there is no longer any need to book. For up-to-date opening hours, please see the Visit page.
- For Covid guidelines relating to our studio and education programme please click here.
- For Frequently Asked Questions and more information about the reopening of our venue please click here.
Update Tuesday 10 August
Following the First Minister's announcement that all areas of Scotland will move beyond Covid Protection Level Zero from Monday 9 August, we have agreed the following policy for the opening of our building.
We will continue to adhere to physical distancing measures of one metre.
In line with the Scottish Government's guidance, we are asking visitors to wear a face covering in all indoor areas except when eating or drinking in the café to keep themselves and others safe when visiting our venue. We will have a limited number of face coverings available for those who forget to bring them.
We recognise that some visitors may be exempt from wearing a face covering, and the Scottish Government has published guidance on the use of suitable face coverings and exemptions.
We will operate a one-way system. Where one-way systems are not in place, please follow our directional signage. We ask that customers still follow the best practice of regularly washing their hands and using hand sanitiser where available.
Through the summer we will keep our doors and windows open to allow as much ventilation as possible throughout the building.
Edinburgh Printmakers is using the Check In Scotland service, which aids businesses in collecting the contact details of visitors, customers and staff. This digital service allows NHS Scotland's Test and Protect service to conduct faster contact tracing and help stop the spread of Covid-19. You can quickly and securely provide your contact details by scanning an official Test and Protect Check-in Scotland QR code poster via your smartphone camera or by downloading the Check in Scotland app. Anyone over the age of 12 can use the Check In Scotland service. The service is designed to take as few details from you as needed. Contact information can still be manually collected using the existing Test and Protect set up in venues if anyone enters the venue and cannot access Check In Scotland.
Our reopening plans and dates are subject to change in line with ongoing Scottish Government guidance. We will continue to monitor and adhere to any changes to restrictions announced by the Scottish Government in the coming weeks.
We will continue to share our latest updates via this page and our social media channels, and we look forward to welcoming more visitors into our building at Castle Mills as we take the next step in the country's recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.