W. Hourston Jewellers, affectionately known as Hourston's, is home to beautiful collections of jewellery, watches and inspirational gifts by Orkney, Scottish and UK designers displayed within an architecturally stunning building dating back to 1844 in the heart of Kirkwall Town Centre.

Being an independent jewellers, we are delighted to showcase seven Orkney jewellery designers—Celina Rupp, Aurora, Clover May, Evolve, Heliagr, Zoe Davidson and Ortak and award-winning diamond-set rings by UK companies, Brown & Newirth and Raphael all beautifully displayed ready for any romantic couples visiting Orkney.

We offer a selection of popular watch brands — Fossil, Bering, Skagen, Sara Miller, Pulsar, Seiko and more — with a personalised in store engraving service & a watch and jewellery customer repair service.

Always striving to source new exclusive giftware, our bespoke glass paperweights by Caithness Glass depict Orkney’s beautiful seashore, wildlife and heritage sites.

Our new Scottish whisky barrel selection of wooden staves, whiskey glasses, pewter quaichs, harris tweed hip flasks and Highland Park presentation whisky sets are a must-see for all whisky connoisseurs, and our specialist gin bar glassware section is growing quickly for all gin-lovers.

The timber-clad ceiling of Hourston’s is an ideal backdrop for our fair trade wooden bird scupltures; curlews, oyster catchers and puffins — birds all regularly seen on Orkney shores. And look out for our extensive range of eco-friendly Chilly bottles & lunch boxes perfect for outdoor living in Orkney.

Hourston’s prides itself in providing excellent customer service and our friendly expert staff look forward to helping you.

Our new website gives the opportunity to browse or buy online whilst here in Orkney or when back home.