The Heart of Kirkwall

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

Coronavirus Update

Many BID member businesses have reopened and are ready to welcome you back. All businesses have adapted how they work to keep you and their staff safe. You'll see sanitising stations, phsyical distancing markers and screens in place and you'll be asked to wear a mask in shops at all times, in line with the current guidelines from Scottish Government.

Kirkwall BID are working hard to keep the community updated via our social media channels and newsletters. Your local businesses need you now more than ever, let's all #lovelocal.

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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.