The Old Leather Works
A range of leather goods, hand made on the Isle of Harris, including belts, bags (incorporating Harris Tweed), and purses

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Workshop Visits

The workshop at Scarista on the Isle of Harris is open to visitors throughout the year. We don't have set opening times, so look out for the Open sign, or contact us to arrange a visit (please email or message on Facebook).


For online shopping, please visit my online shop at Etsy.

Online shop at Etsy »

The shop doesn't always have everything that I make, so if you don't see what you want in the shop (e.g. something you have seen on my Facebook page), please contact me for further details, including commissions or repairs.

Bespoke Projects

If you don't see what you want, or have a particular project in mind, I can quote for bespoke projects. These have included leather/tweed bags, knife and axe sheaths, key cases and leather strops. I am happy for the customer to supply materials, such as Harris Tweed, that they have purchased elsewhere.

Custom Italian leather and Harris Tweed bag, with tweed and lining supplied by the customer.

Knife sheath with hand carved celtic decoration.

Custom joiner's tool belt, with Saltire decoration using brass rivets.

Reenactment Goods

I can produce historically accurate reenactment goods, such as baudriers porte sabre et baionnette buffle, having made a number of these for the 69eme Regt.


I can carry out repairs on most leather goods. Examples to date include dog collars, leather bags, leather jackets and shooting sticks.