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Visit Skyeskyns Waternish and Book A Tour

 

WELCOME TO SKYESKYNS, A UNIQUE VISITOR ATTRACTION ON THE WATERNISH PENINSULA 

 Visitors to Skyeskyns Waternish are transported back in time to witness how real sheepskins are made using time honoured methods of leather making - one of the oldest crafts known to man. Book your tour today.

Visit our beautiful original showroom and shop for high quality sheepskins and accessories. No booking required.

Take a break with gorgeous coffee, bakes and soup in our pop-up seasonal cafe, the YURTea&Coffee.

Our tour:  for a small charge starting at £5 for up to 2 people (children under 10 go free), you can enjoy a guided tour of our workshop where you will see all the traditional implements used by the Tanner: the beam, paddles, racks and buffing wheel, horse and iron as well as the lengthy hand finishing processes, which help  to create the world famous Highland hand-combed fleece, which is exclusive to Skyeskyns. 

Please note that our tannery is situated at our Waternish address, IV55 8GD. Our Portree store does not offer tannery tours.

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After the technical tour, we will take you to our showroom to find out more about the different breeds and types of sheepskins.  You can also browse through our comprehensive range of luxurious fleeces and quality leather goods. You’ll find the perfect place too for that exclusive and lasting keepsake of your visit to the magical Isle of Skye.

 

Please wear a face covering when inside our premises and make use of the hand sanitising points.

 

Please keep your distances from other groups.

 

 

Accessibility

Please note that the main entrance to the Tannery has level access from the car park  The showroom is up a flight of stairs but our staff are always happy to bring down selections of fleeces for customers with limited mobility.  

Our Yurt does have a disabled access ramp which can be set up on request. 

Our tour information and Yurt menu can be made available in large print on request. 

Due to current social distancing restrictions, our disabled toilets will not be available as they involved passing through an area restricted to staff.  We apologise for any inconvenience. 

 

Our postcode for your SatNav is: IV55 8GD .  Address 17 Lochbay, Waternish IV55 8GD.

Skyeskyns Open daily (Mon - Sun) from:

9.30 am to 5.30pm seven days a week.

Tours start between 10am and 4pm.  Please book in advance to ensure a prompt start to your tour on arrival.  You may otherwise have to wait for an available slot. 

Car parking and electric car charging point available onsite.

Our YURTea&Coffee is open Fridays to Mondays, 10.30am to 4.30pm thereafter.

Visit Skyeskyns Waternish and Book A Tour