Orkney Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts


    Welcome to Orkney Arts & Crafts. Orkney Arts and Crafts has grown from strong, well-established roots. The Orkney Craftsmen’s Guild was founded forty-seven years ago with the aim of maintaining traditional skills and promoting Orkney craftsmanship.

    The original Guild was a stepping stone for several Orkney businesses which are thriving today.

    Now, nearly half a century later the name has changed but the aim is the same.

    We are an expanding and thriving group of artists and crafters, living and working in the beautiful setting of the Orkney Islands. The age range of our members runs from teenagers to octogenarians. We embrace our past and the time-honoured skills handed down through the generations whilst welcoming modern crafts, techniques and materials for our products.

    Whether it’s a traditional item you are looking for, or something more contemporary, the variety of products from our artists and crafters should offer  you an excellent choice.  Our members work in different materials and use a range of techniques to produce quality hand-made items that have the designer touch.  From bonnets to bags, creepies to chairs, bangles to bowls, the choice is  truly amazing. Whether to add to your home or accessorize yourself, you’ll find it with us.

    And something that hasn’t changed… our high standards… so you can be sure of the quality and affordability of goods from Orkney Arts and Crafts.

    Opening Times
    Opening Times 2016
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Orkney Arts and Crafts hold one-day fairs and hand-made gift sales a number of times from May to August and in November and December in the run-up to Christmas, as well as the annual Exhibition and Sale which runs from the last week of June to the end of July. Check local radio and press, and local Visit Orkney centres for exact dates and times,


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available Within the Kirkwall Community Centre.


    • Level Access


    • Public Toilet Facilities


    • City Centre Most orkney Arts and Crafts events take place in the Town Hall, Kirkwall Community Centre, Broad Street, Kirkwall. This is directly opposite St. Magnus' Cathedral in Kirkwall town centre.

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