Amenities in Kirkwall

Parking in the Town Centre

Winter Parking – first hour free

From October through to May you can park free for an hour in four of the Orkney Islands Council car parks, namely Albert Street, Castle Street, St Magnus Lane, Gunn’s Close in Kirkwall. You must still display a ticket for your free hour though. Just go to the machine and press the green button and a ticket will be printed for you pronto.

Pay and Display
Pay and display car parks require a parking charge based on the duration of your stay. Self service ticket machines are provided, and compliance is monitored by car park attendants. Postcodes have been provided to assist with locating car parks via sat nav. Numbers of parking spaces at each location have been included along with the number of disabled parking bays as well as the times that parking restrictions are in operation.

The car parks are located at the following locations:

  • Albert Street, Kirkwall: KW15 1LB, 56 spaces (3 disabled), Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 17:00.
  • Burgh Road, Kirkwall: KW15 1AN, 45 spaces (3 disabled), Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 17:00.
  • Castle Street, Kirkwall: KW15 1LB, 28 spaces (3 disabled), Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 17:00.
  • Great Western Road – (North), Kirkwall: KW15 1AN, 23 spaces (3 disabled), Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 17:00.
  • Great Western Road – (South), Kirkwall: KW15 1AN, 53 spaces (2 disabled), Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 17:00.
  • Gunn’s Close, Kirkwall: KW15 1AR, 44 spaces (2 disabled), Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 17:00.
  • St Magnus Lane, Kirkwall: KW15 1AG, 19 spaces (2 disabled), Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 17:00

Short Stay Car Parks – 20 minutes

  • 6/8 Broad Street, Kirk Green, Kirkwall: KW15 1NX, 8 spaces (1 disabled), 20 mins in any hour, Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 17:00.
  • St Olaf’s Wynd, Kirkwall: KW15 1JB, 5 spaces (0 disabled), 20 mins in any hour, Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 17:00.

Long Stay Car Parks

  • Ayre Houses, Kirkwall: KW15 1QZ, 15 spaces (0 disabled).
  • Bignold Park Road, Kirkwall: KW15 1PT, 11 spaces (0 disabled).
  • Clay Loan, Kirkwall: KW15 1QG, 9 spaces (0 disabled).
  • East Kirk, Kirkwall: KW15 1NY, 44 spaces (2 disabled).
  • Great Western Road (South), Kirkwall: KW15 1AN, 150 spaces (4 disabled).
  • Muddisdale Road, Kirkwall: KW15 1RR, 61 spaces (2 disabled).
  • St Catherine’s Place, Kirkwall: KW15 1HX, 10 spaces (0 disabled).
  • The Crafty, Kirkwall: KW15 1AX, 36 spaces (0 disabled).
  • The Meadows (North), Kirkwall: KW15 1DE, 17 spaces (0 disabled).
  • The Meadows (South), Kirkwall: KW15 1DE, 16 spaces (0 disabled).
  • Waterfront East, Kirkwall: KW15 1LG, 34 spaces (0 disabled).
  • Waterfront West, Kirkwall: KW15 1QX, 52 spaces (1 disabled