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  • Jewellery for sale in Lerwick VisitScotland Information Centre
    Jewellery for sale in Lerwick VisitScotland Information Centre
  • Lerwick VisitScotland Information Centre
    Lerwick VisitScotland Information Centre
  • Shopping in Lerwick VisitScotland Information Centre
    Shopping in Lerwick VisitScotland Information Centre
  • Jewellery being made at Weisdale, Mainland
    Jewellery being made at Weisdale, Mainland
  • Lerwick, Mainland
    Lerwick, Mainland

Home to a thriving creative scene, Shetland has no shortage of shops, galleries and studios where a diverse array of arts and crafts can be purchased. With a great number of craftspeople, artists and related shops and studios, discover the best of arts and crafts in Shetland from Fair Isle to Unst, from Sandness to Whalsay.

The strong influence of the region’s landscape, heritage and culture can be seen in the creative output of Shetland’s craftsmakers, designers and artists. From handmade knitwear and exquisite jewellery to paintings and ceramics, glasswork, carpentry and more, there are plenty of opportunities to pick up that special gift or souvenir of your stay.

Discover beautiful jewellery handcrafted by local designers, some using materials found on the islands. Pick up sea glass sculptures and jewellery at Hjarta, or why not watch the work in progress before perusing finished pieces available for purchase at Shetland Jewellery at Weisdale?

For more jewellery inspired by Viking and Celtic designs, there is also Rosalyn Thompson, Hnoss Jewellery, Esme Wilcock in Hillswick and Cheryl Jamieson in Unst, whose designs in glass are inspired by the islands.

If you’re looking for stoneware and porcelain ceramics, visit Vidlin Pottery where each piece is unique and signed by the artist, or should you be looking for leather products, Journeyman Leather offer a great range products from saddler and tack to belts and bags all of supreme quality.

There are few thngs warmer than real Shetland wool. For a chance to buy knitwear jumpers or accessories, visit Shetland Handspun or the Fair Isle Textile Workshop, where you can not only purchase beautiful scarves, gloves or hats, but also get a tuition in traditional textile craft from hand-spining to knitting, weaving and felt-making.

Explore other places where you can see a variety of handcrafted goods being created by following the Craft Trail. Pick up a leaflet from a VisitScotland Information Centre and visit the workshops and studios of everyone from carpenters to painters to see how time-honoured methods and locally sourced materials are used to produce one-of-a-kind pieces.

Take a moment to look through the listings and find out about arts and crafts shopping in Shetland, including information on locations, contact details and more.

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  1. Foula Wool





    Welcome to Foula Wool.....yarn with plenty character. Foula Wool produces an exclusive range of natural coloured hand knitting yarns purely from the fleeces of multi-coloured traditional Foula Shetland Sheep on the remote island of Foula in Shetland

  2. Shetland Jewellery




    • 3 Tourist Shop
    3 Tourist Shop

    Central Mainland

    The Shetland Jewellery workshop and visitor centre is located next to Hellister Loch in Weisdale, Shetland.


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