Creative Orkney Trail launched for 2020

The new edition of Orkney’s Creative Trail brochure has been launched, showcasing the workshops, studios and shops of local makers across the islands.

Twenty-four businesses are featured in the brochure this year, with jewellers, potters, painters, furniture makers and more spread across four islands.

The unique trail was launched in 1996 to highlight local craft producers and their work, and to give visitors the chance to see beautiful pieces being made first hand.


New signage has been put in place at each site over the last twelve months to help folk find their way, with the brochure acting as the perfect guidebook to read en-route.

The publication can be picked up throughout Orkney and a PDF version can be downloaded from the Creative Orkney website. The brochure also features suggested food and drink stops on the trail, as well as other Creative Orkney members who don’t make up part of the trail itself.

Edgar Balfour, Project Manager for Creative Orkney, said: “The Creative Orkney Trail is now in its third decade and is proving as popular as ever. It’s the perfect way for visitors to tour the islands, taking in the scenery and meeting our talented makers at the same time.

“Our members create some beautiful pieces and the trail gives them the chance to showcase their skills and products to a wider audience. The brochure itself is also full of information about each maker, and visitors can create their own routes to suit their personal itineraries. Hopefully we’ll see plenty of folk out on the trail in 2020.”

Download your own copy of the Creative Orkney Trail.