Scapa Crafts

Traditional Orkney Chairs

Orkney Crafts

With its dramatic ever-changing light, vast expanse of sky and turbulent encircling oceans Orkney has long attracted and encouraged artists and craftsmen.

Many intend only to visit Orkney but fall in love with the colours and landscape and often remain for much longer than originally intended.
Many however, like Jackie and Marlene Miller, grew up in Orkney and have always drawn inspiriation from their homeland.

Today Orkney is a centre for high quality traditional crafts such as the Orkney Chair and is a notable centre of silver work.

Orkney SeaSky and Brodgar - find a collection of the finest crafts on Orkney here including Scapa Crafts Orkney Chairs - Sheila Fleet Jewellery is one of Scotland's leading designers of top quality gold and silver jewelllery. Sheila has recently been awarded an OBE for her services to thejewellery industry and we're proud her Kirkwall shop in Bridge Street has one of our Orkney Love Seats and an Oak Orkney Chair resides at her Workshop in Tankerness near the airport. The award winning Creel Restaurant in St. Margaret's Hope has a specially commissioned set Driftwood Chairs and a Driftwood Hood.  Enjoy beautifully cooked Orkney produce while overlooking the sea, you can even stay overnight as this highly rated restaurant also offers rooms.

Craftsmen Outwith Orkney - top quality Scottish Furniture Makers - excellence in craftmanship throughout the UK


Getting to Orkney - all year 1 hour car ferry crossing from Gill's Bay in the North of Scotland to St. Margaret's Hope, South Ronaldsay, Orkney - all year 1 hr 30 min car ferry crossing from Scrabster in the North of Scotland to Stromness, Orkney

                                       - all year 6 hour car ferry crossing from Aberdeen to Stromness - 1 May - 30 Sept summer passenger only 40 minute ferry from John o' Groats in the North of Scotland to Burwick, South Ronaldsay, Orkney, also operates The Orkney Bus from Inverness - coach link from Inverness to all ferries to Orkney - departures from the Scottish airports to Kirkwall Airport


Getting Round Orkney - Orkney Uncovered now includes Scapa Crafts in it’s tour of the same name! 


Useful Orkney Links - led by the industry in Orkney, a comprehensive overview of visitor services can be found on this website - part of, Scotland's National Tourism Organisation - information of current excavations in Orkney and lots more - extensive site particularly good on Orkney history,folklore and traditions - ferries to the smaller isles from Mainland Orkney - comprehensive site on all things Orkney - diary of daily events as well as a community directory - Orkney's local newspaper