Opening times

3 stacks of vibrantly coloured, mottled and striped scarves. each is finely knitted in a different colour combination. Stacked on an antique, dark wood dressing table.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to our knitwear studio shop in Hoswick.

Opening times

During late spring and summer (and Shetland Wool Week) we are open daily. In autumn, winter and early spring we have shorter standard hours.

If you'd like to book a special appoint at a different time, or organise a group visit please contact us:

May to early October 2024

The studio shop is open daily

Monday to Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 4pm

      Autumn & Winter 2024/5

      Please check back for regular opening times (we operate reduced hours between October and May).

      We are also really happy to open at a time to suit you! If you would like to arrange a visit please email us:

      Special events and opening

      The studio also opens through the year for special events, and we take Nielanell on the road locally and further afield to fairs and pop-ups.  Please follow us on social media, or subscribe to our newsletter to hear the latest.

        Shetland Wool Week and other festivals

        The studio shop is open daily during Shetland Wool Week. Check back nearer the time for exact hours.

        There are several other festivals through the year in Shetland. For any special events that fall between October and April (for example, Lerwick Up Helly Aa in January) we usually have expanded opening times – we'll have details on this page in advance of the festivities, and on social media.


        The studio shop is a small space on one level. Our wide door is accessible for visitors with wheelchairs. We are situated a short distance from Hoswick Visitor Centre, which is accessible for wheelchair users and has a café and an accessible toilet.

        There is car parking at Hoswick Visitor Centre but, if you need to, it's usually possible to park or drop off just outside our studio shop.

        We'd be delighted to help you plan your visit, so do get in touch with any queries.

        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.


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        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.
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