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Loch bay, Waternish IV55 8GD, Scotland
+44 1470 592237
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Really cool tour and beautiful products

We stopped by Skyeskyns on a raining afternoon and loved it! My husband and I loved the tour David... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
carrie m
via mobile
Great factory tour

We had not been to the factory before or done any research about it and were surprised at the free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Visitor Attraction in a beautiful location on the Waternish peninsular, Isle of Skye. We are the only working traditional tannery in Scotland and offer a tour of our workshop to see how we produce our superb quality sheepskin rugs, and hear the story of leather. Our showroom has a wide range of sheepskin rugs, products, designer knitwear, and clothing items. Accredited 5* by VisitScotland. Open 7 days per week all year round.
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Loch bay, Waternish IV55 8GD, Scotland
+44 1470 592237
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped by Skyeskyns on a raining afternoon and loved it! My husband and I loved the tour David gave us of the tannery. It was fascinating. All of the sheep skins used at SkyeSkyns are from sheep who have been processed for meat. It...More

Thank carrie m
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not been to the factory before or done any research about it and were surprised at the free factory tour that was offered to us on our arrival at Skyeskyns. The 'guide' was quite young but very knowledgeable about both the products and...More

Thank stevetheskier
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Skyeskyns twice during our stay on Skye and bought items on both occasions, the final haul was three different skins, some care items, a woollen 'Beanie Hat' and some sheepskin insoles. Had heard negative comments about both the pricing and marketing strategy of Skyeskyns...More

Thank Hal_Chase
Skyeskyns W, Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your kind words and sorry to hear that you heard some negative feedback. Not something that we are aware of unfortunately :(

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place to visit. With very helpfull staff. They explained and showed the process of making their sheepskin rugs. Then you can wander round the shop and then go for a coffee. Well worth a visit an excellent and informative.

1  Thank macka_10
Skyeskyns W, Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your lovely review! Great to hear you enjoyed a coffee too :)

Reviewed 14 September 2017

We visited Skyeskyns on our first trip to Skye! We bought a beautiful Hebridean rug and have had it in front of our fireplace ever since. The grandchildren love lying on it!

1  Thank Sandy C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

You could not have your own picnic there but they do serve coffee/tea and wonderful cakes in a yurt. The shop has a wonderful variety of sheepskins, slippers , jackets, and many other items - well worth a visit.

1  Thank ea_skye
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

The tour was great very informative of all the processes in tanning a skin, The shop was well laid out with a great array of colours and styles great tea as well,worth the visit

1  Thank Ewart G
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

An excellent stop in Waternish - a free guided tour, with brilliant produce and also a neat cafe with delicious food! Visit!

2  Thank ClaireLouiseArcher
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Really impressed with Skyeskyns. We had barely left the car when we were greeted by a member of staff offering to show us around the tannery (no charge!). We were given a full step by step guide to the current process and the way in...More

1  Thank Julian M
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We arrived just as a brief, informal "tour" of the tanning shop was starting. It was interesting to us and we were enamored with the lovely, lovely sheep skin products in the shop above. Definitely worth a stop if, especially if you are precluded from...More

Thank lizbowens
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10 August 2017|
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Response from Skyeskyns W | Property representative |
We do indeed, sorry just saw this wee message. We don't presently have them online unfortunately but are happy to send you photographs? Maybe you have already been in touch. Best wishes, Gemma
bob i
20 December 2014|
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Response from Skyeskyns W | Property representative |
Hi The best bet is to contact us direct through our website. We can then put you in contact with Pete our tanner who will be able to give you advice and information on tanning. Skyeskyns