Welcome to

The Picture Framer, Forres

and thank  you for visiting our website

We are bespoke framers based in Forres, Moray, Scotland and pride ourselves on our ability to meet all the framing needs of both private and corporate customers.

With many years of framing experience we are able to provide design advice and guidance in choosing the most appropriate method of framing your pictures.

Our gallery and exhibition rooms promote some of the finest local artists, offering a range of open and limited edition prints, plus a range of simply brilliant things for your home.

You are always welcome to call in and browse through the ever-changing display of pictures and gift items. There is also our exhibition room showing the work of local artists.


The Picture Framer, The Nicholson Building,

St. Catherine’s Road, Forres, Moray IV36 1LL

 tel: 01309 671067 em:pictureframerforres@gmail.com

We are located just around the corner from the west end of High Street, Forres  and tparking right outside.   

We are open Tuesday to Saturday

from 10.00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(except for Scottish Bank Holidays).



For us, the starting point is the picture:

a) is it wanting the viewer to

‘Look no further than this image?’ which can be reinforced by using a simple low profile frame.


b) is the picture inviting the viewer to

‘Come in and explore my inner dimensions’.

This can be reinforced by using a deep profile frame.

The picture can dictate the choice of mount board within the frame. With the ‘Look-no-further than this image’ we would select a neutral mount.

With the ‘come in and explore my inner dimensions’ we would select a coloured mount to enhance the subject.

The dimensional effect can be reinforced with a

double or triple mount.

There are pictures which look better without a frame, where they wrap round the edges to give the impression that the picture continues somewhere out of sight.

The next question we want to know is:

c) Where will the picture hang and will it have to match any existing décor or feature?

The choice of the frame’s colour and style is important in this instance. An out of context frame and mounted picture can upset the balance of a room’s decor.

d) Will the picture be a main room feature.

In this case we would choose a frame profile to enhance this idea


e) be included in an existing collection of pictures.

If a style of frame has already been established then we would try to match it.

So these provide us with starting points from which we can choose the most appropriate frame and mount from our large stock of mouldings and boards.

Picture Framing

Our staff are always on hand to help you choose something

to exactly fit your needs although we are well aware that

the larger the range the more difficult can be the choosing.

We have an interesting range of ready-made frames too.

About Us:

The Nicholson Building has been a part of the Forres Business Community since 1895, providing customer care and exceptional service. Originally a Coach Builders premises

for James Auckland and Sons, The Nicholson Building, has adapted to changing times and the needs of the modern world.

Over a 100 years later we saw an opportunity to make a creative space and collaborate with local artists.

We are all keen to make art as accessible as possible, we think its important to provide work of the highest quality, but at affordable prices.  In November 1998, The Nicholson Building was transformed from a disused Car Parts Department and began a new life as The Picture Framer and Gallery.

As well as holding regular exhibitions of art in the gallery; we host and encourage various types of creativity; from poetry evenings, writing workshops, training seminars and painting courses through to enjoyable wine tasting evenings.

We have a small, dedicated team with a wealth of knowledge and experience; as a result a high percentage of our business comes from repeat customers and referrals.

. . . . so how do YOU choose a picture frame?

SALE of original Paintings and Prints and 50% off all Ready-made Frames (11 x 14 ins. upwards) 

The Picture Framer

Nicholson Building, St. Catherine’s Road, Forres, Moray IV36 1LL

Tel: 01309 671067 e-mail: pictureframerforres@gmail.com

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18 Church St, Inverness IV1 1EB

Tel: 01463 238823 e-mail: pictureframerforres@gmail.com

Our Team

         Michelle       Wilma     Ros         Jack        Graham   

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