Production details

Skyeskyns are tanners and suppliers of sheepskins, established on the Isle of Skye in 1983. Skyeskyns tannery prepare lambskins for tanning and manufacture high-quality lambskins using a natural tree-bark tanning process. They are the last commercial fleece-on-lambskin tannery in Scotland. Skyeskyns stocks an extensive range of sheepskin rugs and home accessories, amongst other wool and leather items. Bespoke lambskin rugs and home accessories, such as cushions, beanbags or pouffes can also be made to commission. The tannery offers a private tan or commission tanning service for crofters, farmers and smallholders across the UK, alongside a sheepskin rug refurbishment service for existing customers.

Turnaround Time
To be advised on enquiry
File Types
Minimum Order
Production Access
Works With
  • Large business
  • Small companies
  • Professionals
  • General public
  • Students
  • Bespoke 1-offs
  • Sample production
  • Prototypes



Back in 1983, Clive and Lydia Hartwell were looking out across the panoramic views in Skye when they had the idea to find a way to make use of sheepskins that were being wasted locally. Since then, Skyeskyns, still a family business run by Lydia and her daughter Jess, have grown into tanners, makers and suppliers of luxurious sheepskins, home accessories and sustainably made clothing. Waternish, the heart of the business, is where the beautiful Skyeskyns showroom and tannery are based. They love to offer visitors the chance to witness craftsmanship and hear their story; the tannery is a renowned 5* visitor attraction. Over the years and with an ethos of ‘treading lightly’ and care for this environment guiding their journey, Skyeskyns have expanded their business to include a stylish boutique in Portree, a seasonal pop-up yurt café with a view and an online business that delivers to many long-standing customers all over the world.