Crafts galore and more: A day out to have fun making something special or learn a new craft technique.
High on a hill, overlooking one of Stronsay's finest bays, sits a 200-year-old chapel - now restored and home to a unique visitor centre for all ages and abilities to enjoy crafting. You can create greeting cards, quick knits, pictures, bunting, wall hangings, up cycle books, bags and bottles
and so much more. If you have limited time, choose from our prepared "make and take kits" or if you have a bit longer, select from our stock to make something truly personalised. There are plenty of examples on display to give you inspiration.
The craftroom is full of card, paper, wool, buttons, beads and all bright things for you to create something unique," You can drop in for a couple of hours or organise a stay for a couple of days. Stronsay is known for its warm welcome and has excellent accommodation with the hotel, B&B and hostel. Enjoy a snack or just a cup of coffee in our tea room with fantastic sea views while browsing through our library of craft magazines and books. Our shop is full of crafting supplies and affordable gifts.
Gift vouchers are available and make a great present for that hard to buy for person. Craft sessions start from £7.50 per person. If you are with a group, then give us a call and arrange a tour of our beautiful island with a visit to Craftship Enterprise.
We have a free car park with designated disabled spaces. The area is level and flat which makes access to and from the car park very easy for all. It is a very short walk to the entrance from the car park. Craftship Enterprise has wide doorways for easy access for wheel chairs. There is a disabled toilet. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome.The tearoom is upstairs via a wide staircase. We are happy to serve drinks and snacks downstairs or on the patio for our customers' convenience. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. We welcome any group with specific needs and will do our best to ensure that we design appropriate activities to make your day really enjoyable. Stronsay is one of the north isles of Orkney. It is about 7 miles long but with all its "arms and legs" it has many miles of coastline. On Stronsay, it's said there is a beach for every wind direction. St Catherine's Bay, the Bay of Holland, the Bay of Huip and Mill Bay have the largest expanses of sand, but there are many other small beaches to explore.
There are also large caves and interesting rock formations along the stunning coastline, complimented by low cliffs on the south east side of the island. Bu Sands has large spaced-out dunes built from the wind-blown sand from a beach over a mile long. Some of Orkney's rarest shells, the bubble shell (canoe) and Cyprina (coo), can be found here.
Stronsay is one of the most fertile islands on Orkney and boasts a range of habitats, including moorland on the large headland of Rothiesholm and wetlands at Muckle Water. This natural diversity has led to a large and exciting variety of plants and wildlife. Stronsay is excellent for birdwatching, attracting migrants in spring and autumn and many unusual species all year round. Lamb Ness and Lamb Head are home to many seabirds. Stronsay's bird reserve is one of the best sites in Europe for spotting rare migrants.
If you arrive by ferry, the harbour is in Whitehall Village. Follow the road through the village and continue all the way up the hill until you come to a T junction. Turn right here and Craftship Enterprise is about 100yards on the left. This is about a 15-20 minute walk.
Open April to December
Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed 10:30 to 16:00 (other times by arrangement)