Scottish Artists Union

Office 231
The Briggait
141 Bridgegate
Glasgow G1 5HZ

t: 0141 559 4999



Other Benefits

As a member of the SAU you are entitled to use the following members benefits. In all cases you will need to prove that you are a member by showing a valid membership card. To maintain the provision of this list of benefits we encourage all members to use these services as frequently as possible - rather than other suppliers. In turn, we encourage members to seek new benefit possibilities - in new regions - that the SAU can negotiate and add to the list. If any member has a specific benefit suggestion or has difficulty accessing an existing benefit please email the SAU with relevant details.

Mail Boxes Etc - 15% off the following services:-

Printing - colour and black & white; Photocopying - colour and black & white; Large Format Printing; Finishing Services - Binding and Laminating

355 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8QZ. Tel: 0141 357 6861

Offer only available at this office.

Mail Boxes Etc - 15% off all shipping (domestic and international) and all packaging services (incl. materials)

355 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8QZ. Tel: 0141 357 6861

Offer only available at this office.

NB Mailboxes is a franchise - members might want to approach Mail Boxes Etc in their town and see if a similar deal can be negotiated.


The Creative Retreat provides unique coastal hideaway accommodation and studios in Gardenstown - a peaceful fishing village near Banff, on the North East coast of Scotland.

The Creative Retreat runs a programme of art holidays and house/studio hire opportunities which will now be generously offered to all SAU members at a reduced rate.

1. The Creative Retreat runs tutored art holidays and short courses, as well as a 'Studio Share Week' - where artists can 'get away' from their usual environment quite cheaply, to work in a large studio with other like minded artists in a collective, supportive atmosphere. For this and any other art courses, ranging from one day life drawing to week-long events, The Creative Retreat is offering 10% discount to all SAU members: see specific link to website for dates and prices -

2. When artists wish to hire a house and studio - this could be as a group - the Creative Retreat will offer SAU members a 15% discount on the advertised prices (see This opportunity will only be available through the period from October through to the end of March each year, excluding the key holiday weeks, Christmas, New Year and Easter.

At the moment this is discount offer to SAU and SSA members only.

If you are interested please contact the Creative Retreat directly at:

Tel: 01261 812276


  • Dundee   Trinity Arts Ltd (10% discount), 59 Perth Road, Dundee DD1 4HY Tel: 01337 860860
  • Glasgow    Cass Art (10% off everything. Plus receive a £10 Reward every time you spend £100 in-store), 63-67 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3EN Tel: 0141 248 5899.  Pick up your Rewards Card in-store. Alternatively email with a photo of your SAU card to register to use your 10% discount online at
  • Millers (25 % discount), 28 Stockwell Street, Glasgow, G1 4RT
    0141 553 1660

    *Millers are also at Glasgow School of Art shop: 0141 331 1661

  • Art Mediums - mail order (10% discount), Block E, Unit 1, Glenwood Business Park, Glenwood Place, Glasgow, G45 9UH Tel: 0141 630 9339

  • Inverness    Artmedia (10% discount) Church Street, Inverness, 01463 222 986
  • London   JP Fitzpatrick - paint and brush specialist (advice and pre organised demonstrations in shop for members), 142 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London 0207 790 0884


  • National Museum

    Offer a 15 month membership to the National Museum of Scotland membership for the normal price of 12 months (giving access to NMS museums and 7 others in Scotland, free access to charging exhibitions at Royal Museum and 20% off NMS publications)


  • Glasgow

    Alan Dimmick - photographer
    (10% discount off documentation)
    Contact: email:
    Phone: 07785 744643


    Eric Michael - digital services (15% discount)
    23 Onslow Drive, Glasgow
    0141 554 9596

  • Edinburgh

    The Photo Factory (10% discount off printing & processing)
    11 South Street, David Street, Edinburgh
    0131 556 1219
    Mail order 01224 575 111


  • Glasgow

    Mail Box Etc.
    (10% off all shipping, 20% off all packing services)
    111 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1QX
    0141 222 2527

    MBE will ship art works or express courier items both nationally and internationally. To take advantage of the discount only contact this Glasgow office - they can organise pick up or delivery any where in Scotland.