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.

Meet The Maker - Studio Bu

Meet The Maker - Studio Bu

Vicky and John, from Studio Bu are both successful ceramicists and lectures in their own right, exhibiting globally from Japan, South America, Scandinavia…and now Kirkwall!  We feel very honoured to sell Studio Bu ceramics in our store. We had a chat with them to find out more about their inspirations and the process of making their beautiful mugs and bowls.
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Jean Michel Basquiat

Jean Michel Basquiat

Racism still persists; it is deeply entrenched, systemic and built into the foundations of our society.  But there is hope in resistance.  Art and literature is a particularly important way of resisting; as Basquiat proves, it has the power to act as a reflection of reality and lived experiences, but it is also a way to imagine what our future can look like.
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Sustainable Living

Sustainable Living

Climate change is one of the most pressing concerns of today.  At The Longship we’re looking at ways to be more environmentally friendly, reducing waste and recycling wherever possible. It’s impossible to do everything, but small changes can gradually make a difference.  Here are some of our favourite brands that are leading the way in creating sustainable, ethically produced goods. 
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Sweater Season
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Our store

We're delighted to be open again after the lockdown, albeit for slightly reduced hours:

10.30am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday

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

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