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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. Orkney Pagan Weddings


    Arts & Crafts



    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.

  2. Barony Mill


    Historic Buildings & Homes



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

  3. Hagi Hus Gallery





    The Hagi Hús Gallery is small gallery showing the work of owner and artist Celia Clark. Celia is a digital artist who has been making work since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 1999.

  4. Sheila Fleet Gallery


    Arts & Crafts



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

  5. West Side Cinema





    Independent cinema in the heart of Stromness.

  6. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    South Ronaldsay

    Enjoy a unique hands-on link to the past. Visitor Centre talks, displays & artefacts guide you through 6000 years of Orkney's pre-history since the last Ice Age. Stunning coastal walk. Gift shop, hot drinks, snacks & picnic area.

  7. Gradings


    The Orkney Folklore & Storytelling Centre engages audiences through Orkney Storytelling Evenings & family workshops of island legends, lore & social customs through traditional music, song & dance & join a town or coastal walks (STGA qualified)

  8. Orkney Crafts Association


    Arts & Crafts



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

  9. The Pier Arts Centre


    Arts Centres


    • 5 Arts Venue
    5 Arts Venue


    Admire one of the UK’s most impressive collections of 20th century British art at this art gallery in Stromness.


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