Here are some links to some of our friends, other Orkney visitor attractions, places to eat, places to stay and our suppliers: – here you will find all the information you need for planning a trip to Orkney.

Places to visit

Sheila Fleet Jewellery – Leila’s sister Sheila produces and designs sophisticated Silver, Gold and enamel jewellery collections

Tomb of The Eagles – Visitor centre and archaeological site.
Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre – visitor centre, cafe and gift shop.
Orkney Hand Crafted Furniture – Fraser Anderson creates a range of award winning traditional furniture, building on the legacy of the distinctive Orkney chair.
The Orkney Furniture Maker – Kevin Gauld makes hand crafted furniture ranging from traditional Orkney Chairs to more modern seagrass topped stools plus Orkney stone topped tables.
Scapa Crafts – Orkney Chairmaker Jackie Miller.


Pentland Ferries – The quickest and shortest sea route to Orkney with a car.
Orkney Car Hire

Places to eat

The Foveran Hotel and Restaurant – excellent locally sourced food prepared by Chef Paul Doull.
Murray Arms Hotel – local pub/restaurant in St Margaret’s Hope.
Robertsons Coffee Hoose – local cafe bar in St Margaret’s Hope.

Places to stay

Cauldhame self catering – 5 bedroom self catering accommodation in South Ronaldsay, Orkney
West Shaird self catering – self catering near Sandwick bay, South Ronaldsay Orkney
Mill O’Cara – self catering in South Ronaldsay, Orkney
Brecks self catering – self catering accommodation in Grimness, South Ronaldsay Orkney
Rickla – 5 star self catering accommodation in Harray, Orkney
Horrie farm – self catering in Tankerness, Orkney
Orkney selfcatering holidays – self catering cottages in Rendall, Orkney

Our suppliers

William Hall & Co – supplier of fantastic yarns since Leila’s art college days way back in the late 70s!
Charles Tait Photographic – In addition to his brilliant photography work, Charles produces fantastic visitor guide books on Orkney, Shetland, Skye and The Hebrides.
Millstek – Millstek specialises in Hand Tufting (handtufting) equipment for area rugs, carpets and wall hangings
Larson Juhl – framing and mounting supplies
Lion – framing and mounting supplies
J.C. Rennie & Co – wool supplier based in Aberdeenshire
Jamieson & Smith – Shetland wool brokers
Jamieson of Shetland – Shetland based family run wool manufacturer and supplier
The Handweavers Studio & Gallery limited – London based weavers heaven! Leila and Jo would love to visit some day.

Online art resources

Scotland’s artists – a directory of visual artists in Scotland