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Skyeskyns

Loch bay, Waternish IV55 8GD, Scotland
+44 1470 592237
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Well worth a visit as they have skins and cushion covers for all price ranges and the standard dose... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2018
Dougie327
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Livingston
Sheep Skins.... and more

We were there on a wet afternoon and it was perfect. The shop has great choice, the tour of the... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2018
Paul G
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Aldbourne, United Kingdom
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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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Loch bay, Waternish IV55 8GD, Scotland
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

Well worth a visit as they have skins and cushion covers for all price ranges and the standard dose not slip. Host was welcoming

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

We were there on a wet afternoon and it was perfect. The shop has great choice, the tour of the tannery and the process was informative and fun... and as a bonus our 'host' David is not only a fund of interesting info about sheep...More

Thank Paul G
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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Driving through Scotland in Fort William we saw an advertising for Skye Skyns locates on Isle of Skye (our next destination). David who is has been there for last 5 years was extremely friendly and made a tour for us through tanning facilities - very...More

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Reviewed November 26, 2017

The people who own this business are lovely...they take great pride in their work and they have an amazing selection of sheepskins as well as gloves, hats, slippers, rugs, ottomans, their showroom is truly amazing. Be prepared to ship your purchases unless you brought an...More

Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

We have visited Skyeskyns on several occasions whilst on holiday on Skye and have been extremely satisfied with our purchases and the superb quality of their sheep skins. Recently had occasion to return an eight piece rug for cleaning. It was around 8yrs old and...More

Thank Aquafever
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Skyeskyns W, Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2017

Many thanks for your kind words! We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by Skyeskyns on a raining afternoon and loved it! My husband and I loved the tour David gave us of the tannery. It was fascinating. All of the sheep skins used at SkyeSkyns are from sheep who have been processed for meat. It...More

Thank carrie m
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

We had not been to the factory before or done any research about it and were surprised at the free factory tour that was offered to us on our arrival at Skyeskyns. The 'guide' was quite young but very knowledgeable about both the products and...More

Thank stevetheskier
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

Visited Skyeskyns twice during our stay on Skye and bought items on both occasions, the final haul was three different skins, some care items, a woollen 'Beanie Hat' and some sheepskin insoles. Had heard negative comments about both the pricing and marketing strategy of Skyeskyns...More

Thank Hal_Chase
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Skyeskyns W, Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

Many thanks for your kind words and sorry to hear that you heard some negative feedback. Not something that we are aware of unfortunately :(

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Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place to visit. With very helpfull staff. They explained and showed the process of making their sheepskin rugs. Then you can wander round the shop and then go for a coffee. Well worth a visit an excellent and informative.

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Skyeskyns W, Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

Thanks for your lovely review! Great to hear you enjoyed a coffee too :)

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

We visited Skyeskyns on our first trip to Skye! We bought a beautiful Hebridean rug and have had it in front of our fireplace ever since. The grandchildren love lying on it!

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pandk12017
August 10, 2017|
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Response from Skyeskyns W | Property representative |
We do indeed, sorry just saw this wee message. We don't presently have them online unfortunately but are happy to send you photographs? Maybe you have already been in touch. Best wishes, Gemma
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bob i
December 19, 2014|
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Response from Skyeskyns W | Property representative |
Hi The best bet is to contact us direct through our website. We can then put you in contact with Pete our tanner who will be able to give you advice and information on tanning. Skyeskyns
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