• Nicki Benedetti wearing Skyeskyns

    A walk on the Wild Side

    Violin vituoso and holder of the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year title, Nicola Benedetti, took time out from her crowded schedule to promote the delights of a Scottish winter at a pine forest in the Cairngorms. Her two huskies, Tasha and Ryker, seemed to approve of her choice of…

    March 11, 2014
  • Celebrating 25 years by building for the future

    Skyeskyns has grown steadily over the past 25 years and the pressure to expand facilities to meet demand has grown, yet in the context of the current economic climate it might seem a surprising time to commit ourselves to what is for a small family business, a substantial development. However,…

    March 11, 2014
  • Charles Kennedy Opens SkyeSkyns Development

    Skyeskyns marked its 25th anniversary on 22nd. September and welcomed Ross, Skye and Lochaber MP Charles Kennedy and other special guests to a celebratory event. Clive Hartwell and Charles Kennedy – who co-incidentally has been the local MP for 25 years – buried a time capsule filled with items dating…

    March 11, 2014
  • Beautiful day on Waternish, Skye, Skyeskyns

    Sustainable Luxury

    Sheepskins in their most basic form are a by-product from the food and wool industries. We spend ten days transforming these specially selected waste skins to luxurious, beautiful and functional sheepskin rugs and throws using the traditional craft of tanning. Leather too is a natural product with special characteristics making…

    February 20, 2014
  • Clive Hartwell, Skyeskyns

    Very Sad News

    It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Clive Hartwell. He died on Sunday 27 April after a very short illness with his family beside him. Clive founded the business here in rural Skye in 1983 developing the tannery to make good use of the native supply…

    February 5, 2014

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