Our successful exhibitions from 2016 and 2017 titled "Fair Isle Knitting through the Decades", showed how fair isle knitting, or makkin as we know it, survived and evolved through phases of popularity and decline.


We still have a few garments on display knitted and worn by local families.

Whalsay Fair Isle Knitting through the Decades Book 

With a lot of encouragement from visitors we have printed a book about Whalsay Fair Isle Knitting. To find out more or see how to buy a copy click here

Wool Week

The Heritage Centre also looks forward to Wool Week when we are open throughout, to find out more click here.