20 July 2015
One of Scotland’s most renowned jewellery designers, Sheila Fleet OBE, is showcasing her jewellery on a swirling, dynamic illustration of her island home, Orkney.
In collaboration between Sheila and graphic designer Gina Ramsay the beautiful display showcases examples of the skill and craftsmanship alive in Scotland.
The First Minister said:
Edinburgh is a beautiful city and attracts thousands of visitors every year from all over the world. We have much to offer our guests in terms of high quality products made in Scotland, whether it be food and drink, clothing, technology or in this case, arts and crafts.
Sheila Fleet Jewellery is a real Scottish success story, already one of the biggest employers in the rural countryside of Orkney and one of the island’s biggest and best-known exports. The fantastic display I have the pleasure of launching today can only serve to increase that success and bring this fantastic jewellery to the attention of many more people.”
Sheila Fleet Jewellery is celebrating 20 years in Jenners and is already well-known in Scotland. Sheila has shops in Orkney, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Loch Lomond and employs a skilled team of 70 people.
The windows are just in time for the thousands of overseas visitors expected in Edinburgh for the festivals and Sheila hopes the displays will become the springboard for increasing international sales:
People come on holiday to Scotland, see our jewellery and often become future loyal customers. All our jewellery is made in Scotland, in Orkney in fact, and people like that. We were delighted when the First Minister agreed to launch the windows. Nicola wears products designed and made in Scotland and is a great ambassador for us.”
Find out more about the day here: http://blog.sheilafleet.com/sheila-fleet-jewellery-windows/