Situated beneath the gallery on the lower ground floor are our comprehensive darkrooms including Scotland’s only open access dry-to-dry colour print processor. Despite advances in digital technologies, our traditional wet darkrooms remain as popular as ever. Whether you want to get to grips with the basics of this magical medium, experiment with new techniques or produce professional hand-made fibre based and c-type prints, Stills’ darkrooms can meet all of your needs.

Half Day – £9

Day Pass – £15

Film Processing – £3 per film (35mm or medium format)

Chemistry – £2/3ltr of chemistry (1ltr developer, 1ltr stop and 1ltr fix)


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Darkroom Facilities include:

Black & white communal darkroom with 2 x LPL colour enlargers for black and white printing.

Individual darkrooms with LPL large format colour enlargers and film processing capabilities.

Colour film processing with a CineStill Temperature Controlled unit for developing using Paterson Developer Tanks and Tetenal COLORTEC C-41 chemistry

Thermophot 505 dry-to-dry colour print processor (20” width intake).

Finishing area with dry mount press, guillotines, Logan bevelled matt cutter, cutting mats and scalpels.


A wide range of consumables including paper and ink are available to buy in the centre at reasonable prices.