Arts and culture attractions in Orkney

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  • Shot of Andrew Appleby making pottery at Fursbreck Pottery
    Andrew Appleby's Fursbreck Pottery, Harray
  • Shot of furniture being crafted at a workshop in Kirkwall
    Fraser Anderson's Orkney Hand Crafted Furniture workshop in Kirkwall
  • Pier Arts Centre, Stromness
    Pier Arts Centre, Stromness
  • Sheila Fleet Jewellery, Kirkwall
    Sheila Fleet Jewellery, Kirkwall
  • The Workshop and Loft Gallery, St Margaret's Hope, South Ronaldsay, Orkney
    The Workshop and Loft Gallery, St Margaret's Hope, South Ronaldsay, Orkney

Explore arts and culture attractions in Orkney and see for yourself the amazing finished products inspired by the beautiful island landscapes.

From the sea to the sandy beaches, the scenery of Orkney has caused many arts and crafts to be created. Visit the galleries, pottery workshops and arts centres to admire the different works.

See one of the UK's most impressive collections of 20th century British art at the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness, watch the skilled "Harray potter" produce hand-thrown pots and ceramics or shop for a new piece of jewellery, designed by one of the country's most acclaimed designers, Sheila Fleet. There are a selection of great arts and culture attractions throughout Orkney, whether you want to admire artworks, buy jewellery and crafts or even take part in a class or workshop yourself.

Take a look through the information listings and plan a trip to Orkney’s arts and culture attractions.

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  1. Barony Mill

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Birsay

    Barony Mill is a working water-powered mill specializing in stone-ground bere meal and is open for tours between May and September.

  2. Sheila Fleet Gallery

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    Browse the beautiful designs of Orcadian jewellery maker Sheila Fleet alongside unique arts and crafts produced in Orkney and mainland Scotland.

  3. Gradings

    Kirkwall

    A midsummer Festival of Music, Drama, Poetry, Dance and the Visual Arts.

  4. Orkney Pagan Weddings

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    Harray

    Get married where, when and how you want in the beautiful Orkney islands. Also baby-namings, renewals of vows, Blessings and all other rituals to mark key stages of life.

  5. Fursbreck Pottery

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    Harray

    Watch skilled potter Andrew Appleby at work in his studio as creates beautiful ceramic inspired by the unique landscape and heritage of Orkney.

  6. Orkney Crafts Association

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    Evie

    Orkney Crafts Association represents and promotes the interests of professional producers of exclusive, high quality crafts throughout Orkney.

  7. The Heritage Centre

    Type

    Museums

    Gradings

    Sanday

    Sanday Heritage Centre is situated on the outskirts of Lady Village. Located within Temperance Hall, the centre displays some of Sanday’s natural and man-made treasures and showcases some of the community’s history.

  8. Appies Arty Yarns

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    Sandwick

    Appie's Arty Yarns is now CLOSED

  9. Hoxa Tapestry Gallery

    Type

    Galleries

    Gradings

    South Ronaldsay

    View the unique, handwoven tapestries of Leila Thomson at her gallery located outside the village of St Margarets Hope.

  10. Yellowbird Gallery

    Type

    Galleries

    Gradings

    Birsay

    Welcome to Yellowbird Gallery. Situated in the north west corner of mainland Orkney, Scotland, near to the Brough of Birsay.

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