The Heart of Kirkwall

Promoting, enhancing and supporting Kirkwall town centre and its businesses.

Coronavirus Update

Many BID member businesses are currently closed in line with government guidelines. You can still shop for essentials in Kirkwall's town centre and #supportlocal at this difficult time. The Orcadian have an up to date list of businesses throughout Orkney offering a delivery service which can be found here:

Kirkwall BID are working hard to keep the community updated via our social media channels and newsletters. Stay safe, stay home and we look forward to welcoming you back to our bustling and unique town centre as soon as it is safe to do so.

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Business Directory

Our Businesses

Whatever you want to buy, whatever service you require, however you want to entertain yourself and your family, there's a very good chance you'll be able to do so within Kirkwall.

The town centre is home to nearly 300 businesses, some centuries old, some brand new. Search by category or using our interactive map to find what you’re looking for.

Explore Kirkwall

Find Local Amenities

In Kirkwall? Explore local facilities and key locations on our interactive map.

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This project was part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Orkney Leader 2007-13 Programme.