Our beautiful jewellery Gallery is in the oldest part of Kirkwall

Sheila opened her first gallery in 1999, two years after the new workshop was built. It's a long, narrow shop, split over two floors in a historic building in Kirkwall. This area of Kirkwall is where the town began. Monks are recorded here in the 7th century and later the Vikings built a chapel, known as St. Olaf's Church. The stone archway of this chapel can still be seen in the lane near our shop.

If you walk from Kirkwall Harbour along the town's main shopping street to the Cathedral, you will be following the old shoreline of Kirkwall. About 1,000 years ago you could have stepped from a longboat into our shop. Today we welcome guests disembarking from cruise ships at Kirkwall Pier.

Cabinets showcasing collections by Sheila Fleet Jewellery

On the ground floor our shop primarily showcases the full range of Sheila Fleet jewellery and rings. Upstairs you'll find a further selection of designer crafts including a wide range of the best Scottish made ceramics, knitwear, textiles, artworks. These are specialist gifts you may struggle to find anywhere else.

Scottish designer crafts in our upstairs gallery

The Gallery has recently been refurbished and is lovely to explore. Whether you live in Orkney or have travelled far to visit us, Heather and her team will give you a warm welcome and can offer assistance with trying on jewellery, and sizing fingers for made-to-measure rings.

Note: Disabled access to downstairs only.

Opening Times

Monday 10am–4pm
Tuesday 10am–4pm
Wednesday  10am–4pm
Thursday 10am–4pm
Friday 10am–4pm
Saturday 10am–4pm

COVID-19 & extra safety measures

Our Kirkwall Gallery is open in line with Scottish Government guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate your patience with the shop safety measures we have introduced.

To avoid disappointment during busy times, we’ve added a booking system to our website where you can book a 45-minute one-to-one appointment with one of the Sheila Fleet team. For vulnerable customers, it’s also possible to book a private morning appointment during which the gallery will be closed to the public.

Please note: If a private jewellery appointment has been booked on any given day, we will open the gallery one hour later. Private appointments are available to any customers considered vulnerable in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact Details

Address Sheila Fleet Kirkwall
30 Bridge Street
KW15 1HR
Tel +44 (0)1856 87 6900
Email kirkwall@sheilafleet.com


From St Magnus Cathedral, walk about 300m all the way down Albert Street until you see our small shop on the corner that leads to Bridge Street. Alternatively walk about 100m up Bridge Street from Kirkwall Harbour.

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