Anne Mathieson lives in Birsay, Orkney where she works as a mental health officer and social worker. When she’s not hard at work you will find her roaming the beaches of Orkney in search of wood to carve into beautiful objects for your home. We had a chat with her to find out more about her craft and her ethos of striving for a more self sufficient, sustainable way of life.
Mollie Forsyth used to work at The Longship every Saturday and during her summer holidays. Her beaming smile and positive outlook is still greatly missed by customers and the Longship Crew alike. Though we were sorry to see her go it’s exciting to hear that she's making a name for herself in the big city, where she studies interior design at the Glasgow School of Art. We caught up with Mollie to find out about what she’s been doing during lockdown; it turns out she’s been very busy…
With the St Magnus Cathedral directly outside The Longship windows, it’s impossible to ignore our Scandi heritage. It runs through the DNA of Orkney and our store. Its influence can be seen in our carefully curated collection of Scandi designers, as well as our overall ethos of curating a shop full of simple, stylish, functional design.