The Frets Creative unit at 2 Barn Street Mews, Strathaven

Frets Creative CIC is a community interest company registered at Companies House

Company Number: SC666885

Who We Are

FRETS CREATIVE was formed by experienced Strathaven musician, Douglas MacIntyre, who has worked professionally in the music industry in various capacities for several years and Les Hoggan, landscape photographer and co-editor of Strathaven Echoes. Mhairi Anderson of Creative Strathaven is also a director. Mhairi will be involved in running workshops in the Event Space at 2 Barn Street Mews, as well as running the Creative Strathaven Retail Space and Gallery in the unit. 

The objective is to provide a creative space in the centre of Strathaven for local artists, photographers, writers and musicians.

Douglas has several years’ experience in teaching, his ethos is geared towards helping people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds reach their full potential. Douglas also runs FRETS CONCERTS, which organises concerts at the Strathaven Hotel. Go to the FRETS CONCERTS section for more information at


Les Hoggan is the co-owner and co-editor of Strathaven Echoes and also a landscape photographer and web developer. Les was recently commissioned as part of Generation Strathaven to take a set of images recording the buildings and people of the town centre of Strathaven and also provided a selection of images for John Young’s book ‘The Glesart’.

Where We Are

FRETS CREATIVE is based in 2 Barn Street Mews in the centre of Strathaven. Why not get in touch and make an appointment to visit our newly-built bespoke studios, we are also hiring rooms that are perfect for use by local organisations and individuals. If you are interested just contact us at info@fretscreative.com.

What We Do

We will be working in conjunction with Creative Strathaven (http://www.creativestrathaven.co.uk) to provide a retail outlet for local artists and photographers.

We also provide a meeting space that can be booked for individual sessions or on a regular basis.

We will be running photography workshops, again in conjunction with Creative Strathaven.

Check out our Music Lessons section, we provide a learning experience in a modern and inclusive learning environment for all abilities and age groups, perfect for developing your creativity.

Your time at FRETS CREATIVE will be as enjoyable as it is productive.


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Frets Creative
2 Barn Street Mews, Strathaven, ML10


Unless credited all images on this website are by Les Hoggan http://www.leshogganphotography.com

Douglas MacIntyre – photo credit Ross Sinclair

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