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Skyeskyns

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Address: Loch bay, Waternish IV55 8GD, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1470 592237
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Visitor Attraction in a beautiful location on the Waternish peninsular,...

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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Interesting find, great quality products

We were staying a short distance from Skyeskyns and dropped in to have a look in their showroom and workshops. The tour of the manufacturing processes by Laura was very friendly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying a short distance from Skyeskyns and dropped in to have a look in their showroom and workshops. The tour of the manufacturing processes by Laura was very friendly and interesting. An unexpected treat. The upstairs showroom was filled with an array of different rugs made on site and other local produce of equally high quality and taste.... More 

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Ramsbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we visited skyeskyns and had a tour of the tannery which was very interesting on how it all works. The shop is upstairs and they had a great range all of which was well made and reasonable priced.well worth a visit. They do great slippers in there. Whilst we were there we were chatting to the bloke in there(I'm sorry... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Skyeskyns has a great range of sheepskin rugs from a variety of breeds with great names like "Yeti" & "Capuccino". The workshop space under the showroom is accessible to visitors and gives a good insight into the processes involved from sheep to final products.

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Skyeskyns W, Assistant Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and for reviewing. Best wishes, the Skyeskyns team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were shown around by Laura who was just brilliant at answering all our questions as well as giving us so much of her time to explain in depth the process. There was no pressure to buy but when you see the quality of these skins compared to mass produced ones, they are such value for money. All our young... More 

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Skyeskyns W, Assistant Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this review

Laura says thanks very much for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your time here at Skyeskyns. Best wishes, the team More 

Chernobyl, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Went with family including young children and found the tour very interesting. It is a pretty small workshop, and the tour is just a quick whizz round each of the various processes with a fairly detailed description of each step of the tanning and treating works. My wife and I found this very interesting, and the work that goes into... More 

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Skyeskyns W, Assistant Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to visit our unique attraction. Best wishes, the team More 

Ferndown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A brilliant visit. We learnt about the tanning process, history, and reasons for decline. The shop itself is amazing, and the group of eight spent at least £1200. Great quality, great product.

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Skyeskyns W, Assistant Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this review

Great to hear that your group found lots of goodies! Thanks for coming to see us and for reviewing too. Best wishes, the team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Called in to have a look at their shop. Beautiful fleeces and products on display. The tour of the tannery was a pleasant extra. Enjoyed learning about the tanning process and seeing all the lovely old equipment.

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Skyeskyns W, Assistant Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this review

Great to hear that you appreciated our old style equipment and processes. Thanks for coming and reviewing. Best wishes, the team More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

What agreat place very interesting the lady that showed us around was passionate about her work which is fantastic , every thing is as local as you changed it . Interesting to see all the processes. And you can purchase wonderful products in the shop up stairs ,everyone was helpful and had to rugs send home, one for us and... More 

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Skyeskyns W, Assistant Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this review

Great to hear that your purchases made it home around the same time as yourselves. Thanks for coming & reviewing. Best wishes, the team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

didn't really know what to expect when we went here, but given we were staying just up the road we thought we'd have a look, free guided tour of how the tanning process works which was very interesting then you have look in the shop, I didn't know there was so many different breeds of sheep, there's lots of amazing... More 

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Skyeskyns W, assistant manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this review

Hi Valerie, Brilliant to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Skyeskyns having been a little sceptical before coming. We hope you learned a little too! Our brand new website is going live next week so we do hope to give a better image of the unique experience at Skyeskyns. Best wishes, the team More 

Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

What a wonderful experience touring the Skyeskyns factory was! We had an excellent tour and all parts of their jobs were discussed and demonstrated. Our guide had a quick wit and was so informative & pleasant. A great experience & one I highly recommend!

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Skyeskyns W, Assistant Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your photo's and experience! Dave is very pleased with the quick wit comment - we might never hear the end :D We hope you enjoyed your stay here on Skye. Best wishes, the team More 

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