Opening times

Folding a shawl in gold and blue irregular spot design on a shop counter. Hand visible and fabric in motion. At the Nielanell knitwear studio, Shetland

Nielanell has opened for the 2021 season. We very much look forward to welcoming you to our studio shop in Hoswick.

Opening times from May 1st 2021

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Closed: Tuesday, Sunday
Time: 10am-4pm


We have a Covid-safe plan in place, so only one bubble can enter the studio at a time.  If the studio is full when you arrive, feel free to have a seat on the bench outside—or wander along to the Hoswick Visitor Centre for a cup of tea. 

Private appointments

To arrange an appointment outwith these times please get in touch:

Visit us virtually

We can also give you a private virtual tour at a time to suit you.



Ordinarily (outwith 2021, when we are operating reduced times) the studio shop is open daily, May-September (and during Shetland Wool Week).

During the rest of the year we have reduced opening hours, and are also open by appointment at times to suit you. Please do get in touch if you'd like to arrange a visit.


From Sandwick, head to Hoswick.

The studio shop is a small white building and is just around the corner from the old Gospel Hall (wooden building with rusted tin roof). We are on the left hand side of the main street of Hoswick—just before Laurence Odie Knitwear and the Hoswick Visitor Centre (which has ample parking).


The studio is in Hoswick, near Sandwick in south Mainland. Buses from Lerwick to Sandwick take 30 minutes, then a 10 minute walk to Nielanell. Ask the driver to let you off by the Sandwick shop or Sandwick Hall.
Shetland bus timetables 

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