Born from a pristine environment of rolling green fields and clean seas, Orkney’s distinctive and remarkably varied range of food and drink truly encapsulates the essence of the islands, reflecting the character of a resourceful and enterprising community where excellence really matters. 

There’s a refreshing honesty and authenticity about Orkney’s wonderful produce, from their locally reared premium beef and lamb, sustainably fished crab, lobster, scallops and salmon, award-winning whiskies, gins and beers, to their ice-cream, oatcakes, fudge, cheese and baking. Quality is the thread that runs through it all and we like to think the standards set by the dedicated and experienced producers are unrivalled. 

Needless to say, it all tastes great, but don’t just take our word for it, come and try for yourself. We look forward to welcoming you at the Glasgow Christmas Fair. 


Orkney’s thriving creative scene is unrivalled, with an enormous variety of island businesses designing everything from jewellery, pottery and woodwork, to textiles, artwork and photography. 

Many local artisanal skills have been passed down through the years, but the rich heritage, landscape and wildlife of Orkney are now providing the inspiration for a whole new generation of talented craftspeople. 

The result is a wonderfully broad creative sector that mixes the traditional with the contemporary, and the large-scale with the small, all against the backdrop of a universally shared Orcadian commitment to quality and sustainability. 

For many artisans working in Orkney, arts, crafts and design are much more than just a business venture – they’re a way of life – with passion, care and commitment evident throughout the sector. In Orkney, it’s always personal, with the opportunity to meet their talented makers and talk about their work adding immeasurable value to locally made goods. 

Buy an item handmade in Orkney and you’ll own something that’s unique, lasting and forever infused with the spirit of the islands.