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Visit Skyeskyns in Waternish

Our Tannery

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Welcome to our unique 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. Booking required, BOOK HERE.

After the tannery, explore our beautiful original showroom and shop for high quality sheepskins, accessories and clothing. No booking required.

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

Discover the story of leather: our tours

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.

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 woollen and leather goods. You’ll find it's the perfect place for that exclusive and lasting keepsake of your visit to the magical Isle of Skye.

Book a Tour  

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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Everything you need to know to visit

Skyeskyns Waternish


Opening Hours

Skyeskyns is 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.

Please check our YURTea&Coffee page for details of opening days and times.


How to Find Us

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

 From the main Portree to Dunvegan road, the A850, take the turning for Waternish (B886)

Skyeskyns is clearly indicated from the main road. Follow the road for approximately 3 miles to the T junction. Turn right and our car park is just ahead of you.


Onsite facilities

Car parking is available onsite as is a charging point for electric cars.

Toilet facilities are available onsite

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.



The 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 has 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.

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From witnessing how real traditiional sheepskins are made to browsing our beautiful shops or enjoying our Yurt hospitality, come and discover Skyeskyns has to offer.



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