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.
When founding Tait & Style, Ingrid knew she didn’t want conventional fashion photography. It was friend and photographer Gunnie Moberg who was able to capture the bold and eccentric style of Ingrid’s textiles, combined with the uniqueness of the land and people of Orkney
The late Tam Macphail, owner of Stromness Books & Prints or ‘Tam’s Bookshop’ as many knew it, is a remarkable artist to feature in Kettle’s Yard.
It may surprise some Orcadians that Tam 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.