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We create a whole range of videos here at The Cuillin Collective. From high end animated explanation video/explainer video production, web videos, viral videos right the way through to screen capture explainer videos. Click here to see our explainer video prices.



We offer a large range of design services. All created by our in house design team. From website design, graphic design to logo design & illustration 



We understand that as a company you don't always just need the one service. That's why we've built up some pre-made packages that include web design, animated marketing video, logos and other graphic design services.  

About Us

Our Creativity At Your Fingertips

The Cuillin Collective

We are The Cuillin Collective, a UK based explainer video production company. More specifically, we are Marc & Ailsa Smith and Helen Lamond. We are script writers, illustrators and animators. Occasionally, we have Mairi and Tess working with us depending on our schedule. If you’d like to ‘meet us’ then check out our new explainer video. “And the Oscar goes to….’

Our ‘HQ’ is located up the north west of the Scotland on the Isle of Skye, UK. Hence the name, Cuillin. I'm sure you've all seen 'The Ridge' mountain bike film. Well, that is the Cuillins. Our home views onto that spectacular ridge. If you've not seen it, then please do. It's out of this world.

Our office is based in our home. We are extremely proud of this. Working from our home means that we have very few overheads which means our customers get a better price, and we are always available. From the moment we wake up to the moment we go to bed, we are available to our customers. Our flexibility and price are 2 of the 3 main reasons that we get to work with clients from all over the globe. Timezones are thrown out the window. What's the 3rd reason? Well, keep reading.

I’m sure you would have already noticed, our main business is creating bespoke animated explainer videos. Being one of the first explainer video companies on the market we know everything you need to know about them. That's not strictly true because we are always learning but you know what we mean. We write, illustrate and animate all of the explainer videos in-house. We are pleased to say that we do most things in-house. The 3rd reason is.....we are great at what we do. Our surroundings fuel our creativity. There is a reason Skye is famous!

Helen, our animation expert, is a local lass (Glasnakille) and has been working full time with us since finishing high school in June, 2014. Before this, she worked with us as a Saturday girl. She has been fully trained and works to our high standards. Both Ailsa and I feel it’s very important to give back in our community and instead of outsourcing to help us manage our workload, we decided to employ Helen. An amazing person an extremely creative individual.

When we are not working, we spend our spare time with our twin boys, Indy and Remy and our two greyhounds, Aly and Buddy.

Meet The Team

Marc Smith

Project Manager

Marc Smith started The Cuillin Collective explainer video company back in 2009 with his wife Ailsa. Since then he has shot and edited over 800 explanation videos.

Ailsa Smith


Ailsa is the co-founder of The Cuillin Collective graphic design company and specialises in all things design & illustration. Including explainer video production, logos, graphic design and website design.

Helen Lamond

Explainer Animator

Helen is an in-house illustrator and explainer video animator. She is extremely talented in all things visual.

Tess Askew

Script writer

Tess is our resident script writer. She is based in Edinburgh, UK some 250 miles away from basecamp Cuillin. She has been writing our explainers for the past 2 years.

Had an absolutely brilliant explainer video produced by The Cuillin Collective. They understood our brief to the point and were accommodating to our change requests. The final video was very well received and I would definitely use them again.

Niro Nirmalan, London


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Name: The Cuillin Collective
Phone: 0131 618 8333/07867 429 945
Skype: cuillincollective
Address: 10 Elgol, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK, IV49 9BL