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.

For a Song

For a Song

For a small group of islands, Orkney has produced an impressive number of writers.  Most famously, George Mackay Brown created a vision of the islands and their people - 'fishermen with ploughs' - so powerful that it shaped how many see and think of Orkney.  But what about 21st century Orkney?  Who will tell its stories and sing its songs?

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Wondering People

Wondering People is an art collective that collates beautiful and inspiring works by artists, makers and photographers. Founders, Sophie Merrell and Isabella Rothman, wanted to create an ethical and accessible platform in which artists could present their work to a diverse group of people. We had a chat with Sophie and Isabella to find out more about their story and inspirations.
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Julian is a Mermaid

Julian is a Mermaid

Julian is a Mermaid is a beautifully illustrated children's book by New York based writer Jessica Love. It celebrates individuality, self-expression, diversity, and above all else the unconditional love between a grandmother and her grandson. It is a simple yet powerful book, full of colour and joy, that we think you and the children in your life may enjoy...
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Our store

Our current opening hours are:

10am to 5.00pm, Monday to Saturday

7- 15 Broad Street,
Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DH

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