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.

Studio Emma
Edinburgh-based ceramicist
"It’s like a collaboration between myself and the material and it’s those elements of the unexpected and the imperfect that I love"
Emma McDowall
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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Meet The Maker - Studio Emma

Meet The Maker - Studio Emma

Emma McDowall is a creative female entrepreneur, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. What started off as experimental fun in her parent’s shed, soon became a sellable product when Emma shared photos of her works on social media. The colour palettes and textures brought to everyday objects, such as clocks and trays, were welcomed with enthusiasm, and now her pieces are sold world-over, from Iceland to the US…and now in the Longship, Kirkwall!

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Talking with Paboy Bojang

Talking with Paboy Bojang

Paboy is a Gambian designer currently seeking asylum in Naples. Cara talked to him last week, finding out about his inspirations for his home goods company, In Casa by Paboy which is gaining worldwide recognition for its colour and joy. In the interview Paboy retells his dangerous and violent journey crossing the desert and Mediterranean. Inspired by Paboy's story, this Valentine's we'll be donating 50% of profits of all soft furnishings to the refugee charity CHOOSE LOVE.

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Gift Card


Give the gift of choice with The Longship Gift Card. Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions on how to redeem them at checkout.  It's very easy!

The art work for this beautiful gift card is by Orcadian printmaker Charles Shearer

Our store

Our February opening hours are:

11 am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday

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

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