Heading west along the A944 as it runs up Donside you come to a bend in the road and the hamlet of Bellabeg. Carry on and you pass the side turning to the famous farmstead of "Lost" whose signposts are stolen so regularly there's talk of renaming it to something less attractive to souvenir hunters.
If, instead of passing through Bellabeg, you take a right turn by the Spar shop, you find yourself on a wonderful loop of single track road taking you five miles north west to Glenbuchat Lodge, and then five miles east along Glen Buchat to the A97 near Glenbuchat Castle.
As you turn at the Spar shop you will probably notice the brown tourist sign directing you towards the Lost Gallery. Two miles from Bellabeg, you see another sign to the gallery on a wild cherry tree, directing you down a left hand fork. Following this takes you another mile and a half, this time along forest tracks (passable, slowly, in an ordinary car). After you feel you must surely have missed it, you arrive at the Lost Gallery.
This is a dramatically extended farmhouse set deep in the forests of remote Glen Nochty. The stunning collection of sculpture on display outside confirm beyond doubt you have found the right place. Inside you find a series of galleries displaying a remarkable collection of works by Scottish and International modern artists.
The works on display include photography, painting and sculpture and there is something here to suit every taste, from the beautiful to the entertaining, from the surprising to the thought-provoking. The Lost Gallery is also home to the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, which provides the location, facilities and support to anyone wanting to develop their sculptural work.
A diversion to the Lost Gallery is a fascinating one. Seldom in modern Scotland do you really get the feeling you are quite so far from anywhere else: and to find such a remarkable venture here is both wonderful and very unexpected.