The Heart of Kirkwall

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

Welcome to Kirkwall!

We’re proud of our busy, bustling, historic town, and we’d like you to be part of it. Our shops, hotels and cafés offer the finest goods and hospitality, and other town-centre businesses can supply every service you could possibly need. That includes entertainment: there’s sport, music and fun all year round, but look out for special spectaculars organised by us, Kirkwall BID.

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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.