• Shopping on Kirkwall's Albert Street - image by Colin Keldie


Weary of the same old high street chain stores? Well, independence is very much the theme with Orkney’s shops.

Our town centres in Kirkwall and Stromness support a wonderful variety of businesses, covering everything from food and drink, jewellery, arts, crafts & design, fashion, sports and the outdoors, books, music, toys, home furnishings, clothing and electrical goods. That’s in addition to banks, busy cafes, hotels and restaurants. You’ll also find great shops and businesses in all our outlying communities too.

Win a Three-Night Break to Orkney

This unforgettable three-night experience for two adults will take you to the spectacular Orkney Islands where you’ll follow in the footsteps of mighty Viking rulers, learn about wartime heritage during two world wars, experience breathtaking natural landscapes, and explore the picturesque town of Stromness.