Scottish jewellery designer’s return to islands pays off

Karlin Anderson Picture: Dave Donaldson

Karlin Anderson Picture: Dave Donaldson

A Shetland-born jewellery designer has been expanding her business after relocating it to the islands from London.

Karlin Anderson, who has been making jewellery inspired by Shetland’s landscape and culture since 1994, was helped with the relocation by taxpayer-funded advice service Business Gateway. Funding from Shetland Islands Council’s economic development grant scheme helped cover the costs of renovating her workshop and purchasing manufacturing equipment.

Ms Anderson, whose main studio is next to the beach in the village of Hoswick, highlighted the part her family was playing in the expansion of the business, and flagged the boost to sales during the tourist season from independent travellers and cruise-ship passengers.

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She said: “I do the majority of the work involved in designing and creating pieces myself, with the support of a small group of

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