celebrating female creativity
Emma McDowall
Scottish ceramicist
The Basket Room Weavers
Wallace Sewell
knitwear designers
Tiffany Jewell
writer & activist
Donna Wilson
Scottish designer
Hilary Grant
Orcadian knitwear designer

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

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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Meet The Maker - Studio Bu

Meet The Maker - Studio Bu

Vicky and John, from Studio Bu are both successful ceramicists and lecturers 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 could look like.
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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.

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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