The Heart of Kirkwall

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

Welcome to Kirkwall BID

We are Kirkwall Business Improvement District (BID), a not-for-profit organisation, funded by the businesses within the BID boundary area. We have 2 part-time employees supported by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Through promotions, events and supporting projects, we aim to make the Kirkwall BID Area a better place to work, visit and live.

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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.

Introducing the Kirkwall Gift Card


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