The Orkney Islands
Celebrating local art & craft

Our Story

The Longship is a fashion and lifestyle store in the Orkney Islands in the north of Scotland.  We are a family business and pride ourselves in supporting other independent designers and craftspeople – from Orkney and beyond.

We believe each piece in our store has its own unique story: it starts with the people who make it, and the place it comes from.  It continues when we find it, select it, and bring it to Orkney.  And the end of the story…is in your hands, and in your home.

Tam at Kettle's Yard
Tam at Kettle's Yard

Tam at Kettle's Yard

It may surprise some Orcadians that Tam Macphail was such a highly regarded sculptor, exhibited next to the likes of Joan Miro and Ben Nicholson. For many, the Tam we remember is the slow-walking, quick-witted Stromness resident and bookseller.
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Stenness Poetry Day

Stenness Poetry Day

To mark World Poetry Day, we celebrate Abersee Press's latest publication: a first book of poems by Stenness-born poet Ingrid Leonard.

'Whar turns in / when thi dark’s a blip an thi day begs / daean at a lick...'
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Ola by Ingrid

Ola by Ingrid

The Longship has been a family business since 1859. With Mother’s Day in mind, Ola Gorie’s daughter Ingrid Tait remembers growing up with a pioneering jeweller as a mum and the early days of the 'Ola Gorie Story'.

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