Shapinsay Treats

HONEY and treats

You’ll find locally made ‘goodies’ to tempt both your palette and pamper yourself with on Shapinsay!

Treat yourself to a touch of luxury with Gaia Soaps which are handmade on the Island from natural ingredients. Perfumed by essential oils, varieties include Bay and Pine, Calendula, Lavender and Geranium and Peppermint and Vanilla. Find out more about the full range and the skilful production process involved at .

Island shop and bakery (2)

Shapinsay also boasts a ‘taste-tastic’ business in the shape of Orkney Isle Preserves!  This small, family run business specialises in producing fine quality jams, marmalades and chutneys using traditional recipes handed down through the generations. They currently produce over three tonnes of jam and chutney per year, with 30 different varieties in their range including some unique combinations. Find out more at

Shapinsay honey is also sweetly soothing to the palette and is usually available for a short time each year but hurry if you want some – because supplies are limited and when it’s gone – it’s gone!

The Balfour Bakery produces cakes, rolls and inspiring artisan bread – great for picnics or those in self-catering accommodation.

Whilst visiting Shapinsay, Orkney Isle Preserves, Shapinsay honey and of course goods from the Balfour Bakery can be purchased at the Island shop which also boasts take-away real coffee and in the summer, Mr Whippy ice-cream. Gaia Soaps are on sale in the Heritage Centre during the summer months and can also be found at Castaway Crafts, Dounby and at The Peedie Hansel in Kirkwall.

For customers further afield contact the makers of these tasty Shapinsay treats for details of mainland suppliers or to buy direct.

Graham Hogg

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