The ultimate place to experience Sheila Fleet Jewellery!
If you're in Orkney, or planning a trip to the islands when life gets back to normal, a visit to The Kirk Gallery & Café in Tankerness is a must. This beautifully-renovated former parish church is a showcase for Sheila Fleet’s jewellery collections, including her very latest designs. In addition, a tasteful extension houses The Kirk Café—a fantastic Orkney food experience offering some unique Orcadian dishes.
We have full disabled access at the Kirk Gallery & Café, including a lift to our giftware mezzanine.
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 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.
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 ceiling.
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.
|Monday||10am–5pm (Café closes 4.30pm)|
|Tuesday||10am–5pm (Café closes 4.30pm)|
|Wednesday||10am–5pm (Café closes 4.30pm)|
|Thursday||10am–5pm (Café closes 4.30pm)|
|Friday||10am–5pm (Café closes 4.30pm)|
|Saturday||10am–5pm (Café closes 4.30pm)|
|Sunday||11am–5pm (Café closes 4.30pm)|
The Kirk Café serves drinks & homebakes all day. Hot food served daily 10am-3pm (11am-3pm on Sundays).
COVID-19 & extra safety measures
The Kirk Gallery & Café operates in line with Scottish Government guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate your patience with the measures introduced for the safety of both our staff and our customers.
We can accept a maximum of 6 people per booking from up to 2 households. Our Kirk Café team may require confirmation of this on arrival to ensure these guidelines are followed.
|Address||The Kirk Gallery & Café
Sheila Fleet Jewellery
|For Kirk Café enquiries|
|Tel||+44 (0)1856 861 758|
|For jewellery enquiries|
|Tel||+44 (0)1856 861 203|
From Kirkwall, take the A960 towards Deerness. After Kirkwall Airport, take the first left into Tankerness and follow the brown Craft Trail signs.