The Argyll Collection is a unique collection of 173 artworks, established between 1960 and 1990 as a learning resource for the young people of Argyll and Bute.
The collection includes many notable modern Scottish artists, including Joan Eardley, Elizabeth Blackadder and Anne Redpath, as well as a significant amount of international art, from Africa in particular. The collection includes paintings, prints, embroidery, ceramics and sculpture.
Jim Tyre, an art advisor for the then Argyll County Council, and the author Naomi Mitchison collected artworks to enable young people to experience fine art in an area with little access to museums and galleries.
The collection is exhibited in high schools and libraries in Argyll and Bute, and rotates every two years. The Argyll Collection is curated by Argyll and Bute Council.