The ultimate place to experience Sheila Fleet Jewellery!

If you're in Orkney or planning a trip to the islands, a visit to Sheila's Kirk Gallery & Café in Tankerness is a must. The beautifully-renovated former parish church now showcases Sheila’s jewellery collections, including her very latest designs. In addition, a tasteful extension houses the uniquely-designed Kirk Café.

Book your table now using our online booking system, phone us on +44(0)1856 861 758 or email

Every detail of the Kirk has had Sheila and her son Martin’s personal attention. Prepare to step into designer heaven as you walk through the original church entrance…

The Kirk Gallery as seen from the main entrance.

The spacious interior combines features of traditional Orkney stone-work with a touch of architectural inspiration from Sheila’s travels. Look around and you’ll see the original pulpit with its lofty view over the new, purpose-built display cabinets while soft-coloured light stretches from the stained-glass windows.

Interior of The Kirk Gallery, looking towards the main door.

Glance upwards and you’ll see the original brass lamps that once lit church services, now shining on Sheila’s silver, gold and platinum designs below. And the eagle-eyed might even spot a carving of Sheila's first jewellery design, Birsay Disc, embedded in the Kirk's original wooden roof…

Loaded Hasselback Tatties, one of the Kirk Café's signature dishes.

Once you've soaked in the feast of design and detail in the historic Kirk, ‘take a pew’ in the Kirk Café. It’s the perfect place to relax as you consider that special purchase.

Opening Times

Monday 10am–5pm
Tuesday 10am–5pm
Wednesday  10am–5pm
Thursday 10am–5pm
Friday 10am–5pm
Saturday 10am–5pm
Sunday 11am–5pm

The Kirk Café serves drinks & homebakes all day. Hot food served daily 11am-3pm. We are open all year, but close for a few days at Christmas and New Year.

We have full disabled access at the Kirk Gallery & Café, including a lift to our giftware mezzanine.

COVID-19 & extra safety measures

The Kirk Gallery & Café is open in line with Scottish Government guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate your patience with the new shop measures introduced for the safety of both our staff and our customers.

Please note, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and Government restrictions, we can only accept bookings for a maximum of 6 people from a maximum of 2 households. Our Kirk Café team may require confirmation of this on arrival to ensure these guidelines are followed.

Contact Details

Address The Kirk Gallery & Café
Sheila Fleet Jewellery
KW17 2QT
For jewellery enquiries
Tel +44 (0)1856 861 203
For Kirk Café enquiries
Tel +44 (0)1856 861 758


From Kirkwall, take the A960 towards Deerness. After Kirkwall Airport, take the first left into Tankerness and follow the brown Craft Trail signs.

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