The Skye Shilasdair Shop

Arts & Crafts

10 Carnach, Waternish, Isle Of Skye, IV55 8GL

    Browse a marvelous array of hand knitted and naturally dyed garments and yarns at this excellent wool shop on the Isle of Skye.

    Situated in the ruggedly beautiful croftlands of the Waternish Peninsular on the Isle of Skye, the superb wool shop supplies a wide range of naturally dyed and hand knitted yarns and clothing produced by skilled locals. Choose from a beautiful array of hats, scarves, shawls, sock and more knitted from luxurious yarns including cashmere and Angora lambswool blends, Shetland and merino wool and even handspun baby camel. A fine selection of locally spun yarns including Waternish Hebridean and Skye Alpaca are also available along with knitting needles.

    A visit to the Dyehouse Exhibition provides an insight into the natural dying process with a brief audio-visual presentation and a display of the various dyestuffs and equipment used. There is also a garden where visitors can see the plants used to produce the natural dyes.

    4 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    26 Mar 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
    Day Times
    Monday 10:00 18:00
    Tuesday 10:00 18:00
    Wednesday 10:00 18:00
    Thursday 10:00 18:00
    Friday 10:00 18:00
    Saturday 10:00 18:00
    Sunday 10:00 18:00

    Out of season I am happy to open up by request. Ring me on 44 (0)1470592297 to make an arrangement.


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available


    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Delta Card
    • JCB Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Toilets


    • Island Location
    • Rural Location

    Road Directions

    Turn off the A850 Portree to Dunvegan onto the B886 at Fairy Bridge. Follow the single track road and keep an eye open for the Brown and White Visit Scotland road signs to Shilasdair. We are about 7 miles from Fairy Bridge down a narrow road which can be navigated by camper vans. Plenty of parking on site.

    Public Transport Directions

    Sadly there is no public transport onto Waternish. You can get a bus to the Fairy Bridge but it is a good seven mile walk to the shop from there.

    Plenty of local taxi services available.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site


    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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