• 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 Holiday to Orkney!

This unforgettable three-night experience for two adults will take you to the spectacular Orkney Islands where you’ll explore the fascinating Heart of Neolithic Orkney, experience breathtaking natural landscapes, admire traditional craftsmanship and learn about the world-famous whisky.