ABOUT SKAILL


ABOUT SKAILL
skaill names The word ‘skaill’ is used in many places in Orkney and elsewhere in Scotland, and has Viking origins:

o   skáli – a shelter or dwelling

o   skáli (Norse) – usually applied to a shed or a hut for temporary use

o   skaill – to empty, spill, shed, disperse, scatter, applied to birds, to scatter with their bills

o   skail – a thin shallow vessel, resembling a saucer, made of tin or wood, for skimming the cream off milk

…’of skaill’ suggests safety, warmth, and an idea of plenty – both a protecting umbrella and a wide scattering of comfort and care.

 

Take Orkney’s comforts home with you!

OF SKAILL LTD

o   …makes beautiful things…

o   designed by Joanna, an artist and writer living in Stromness

o   …with many more beautiful things to come…

 

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