Our Story

Skyeskyns since 1983

Our Story

HISTORY: established in 1983, Skyeskyns is the sole remaining commercial woolskin tannery in Scotland.  Created and developed by Clive and Lydia Hartwell the venture was a dream nurtured for twenty years, ever since Clive first set eyes on the beautiful coastal village of Waternish.

PRESENT DAY: today, the second generation of the Hartwell family is helping to steer the business through the 21st Century, producing and stocking the highest quality, hand-crafted sheepskins, leather and woollen goods. Skyeskyns has become an immensely popular 5-star visitor attraction, drawing thousands of the visitors who come to the Isle of Skye throughout the year.