You might be interested in the Financial Section on this site. Banks, like Building Societies, often have a restricted range of services - and are notoriously conservative when investing your money. This usually results in very low rates of return. Our financial section covers other Financial Institutions, Mortgages, Investment Consultants, Credit & Finance Companies - and Crowd Funding!

Also see below for all the Building Societies around Your Postcode with their contact details. Just click through to go to a map, street views, reviews and a link to their own websites.

Banks

TSB Bank

1 Broad St, Kirkwall KW15 1HE, UK – 01856 604999

26 years of excellent service from top class management and staff.

Nationwide

24 Bridge St, Kirkwall KW15 1HR, UK – 0800 554 1500

the best by far and banking etc and very friendly helpful staff.

Santander

14 Albert St, Kirkwall KW15 1HP, UK – 0845 765 4321

Did what was required

Building Societies

Nationwide

24 Bridge St, Kirkwall KW15 1HR, UK – 0800 554 1500

the best by far and banking etc and very friendly helpful staff.

Local Chambers of Commerce for KW15 1LF. These can be an extraordinarily effective way of getting into the business community and / or getting things done. Equally they can be entirely useless depending on the chair. If they have networking events associated with them definitely go, and keep going, if you have a business that need local support. What you put in is exactly what you get out. Below is the national site. Watch this slot - it might improve!

We could not find any Councils around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

This link works well. If you have fly tipping, litter issues etc you can either click and enter your local authority or find it on an interactive map. The services just drop down for you.
Find the local council, MP and MEP for KW15. Type your postcode into relevant box and find details for your local councillor, MP and MEP. MPs can be extremely useful if you want a local issue aired or fixed. Get an appointment for a surgery meeting if you want to talk directly to your MP.

Councils have also become increasingly useful, business focused and lean. If you want something done think about contacting your local council or contacting your local representative. Click below to get the contact details of your representatives for the Kirkwall area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Kirkwall and KW15 1LF with location maps and contact details. The link below takes you to a vastly improved NHS site which tells you what you need to know! This includes whether they take NHS patients and lots of other useful information. You can also find out whether they do orthodontic dentistry and other complex work.

Well worth a click.

Dental Surgeries

Orkney Dental

64 Victoria St, Kirkwall KW15 1DN, UK – 01856 872030

As someone who didn't used to enjoy going to the dentist, I now say that it's actually almost a pleasure. The dentists and staff are excellent, friendly and great at putting you at ease. The best ever.

Cheerful and knowledgeable staff. The most pleasant dentists I've visited.

King Street Dental Clinic

10 King Street, Kirkwall KW15 1JF, UK – 01856 875348

Community Dental Services

10 King Street, Kirkwall KW15 1JF, UK – 01856 875348

Heilendi Practice

Scapa Cres, Kirkwall KW15 1RL, UK – 01856 872388

Lovely people, always so kind and helpful

Skerryvore Practice

The Health Centre, New Scapa Rd, Kirkwall KW15 1BH, UK – 01856 888240

Good services offered

Thom a D S

3A Junction Rd, Kirkwall KW15 1LB, UK – 01856 873289

NHS Direct is now NHS 24. Just dial 111 to speak to a professional or click the link below for there self help website. Lots of really useful info but keep clear of heart surgery! If in doubt ask your GP or call 111. Good luck.

British Gas - Breakdown & Repairs 0845 9 60 50 40

Fire - Ambulance - Police 999

Balfour Hospital

New Scapa Rd, Kirkwall KW15 1BH, UK – 01856 888000

Went to A&E wouldn't see or treat me as my doctor already was and I never looked ill enough 🤒

My wife developed an inner ear infection during our vacation in the Orkneys. We went to A&E at Balfour's and were SO impressed and grateful for their excellent attention, us being foreigners and all. Thank you especially, Dr. Watson, for salvaging our vacation!

Maternity Unit

Balfour Hospital/New Scapa Rd, Kirkwall KW15 1BH, UK – 01856 888238

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for KW15 1LF.

The new NHS website below is very well worth a look. Hospitals are not only listed but evaluated. I certainly know which ones I would go to! At the very least you will know what questions to ask if you are sent to one which has not entered its data. Good luck!
Find the local Health Trust for KW15 1LF

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

St Olaf Scottish Episcopal Church

Dundas Cres, Kirkwall KW15 1JQ, UK – 01856 872024

Oberhalb der Altstadt von Kirkwall befindet sich diese kleine Kirche.Die Fenster mit den Christlichen Geschichten sind ein echter "Hingucker". Wenn Ihr zu Fuß auf dem Weg zur Highland-Park Distillery seit, liegt sie auf der linken Seite.

Kirkwall Baptist Church

86 Victoria St, Kirkwall KW15 1DQ, UK – 01856 872252

The flat earth society owns this church. Halleujah

Good

Peedie Kirk, Kirkwall URC Church

9A Palace Rd, Kirkwall KW15 1PA, UK – 01856 876444

Wonderful people

Your local Christian churches. Click on your town/village to find churches in your area. Good and media savvy churches will give you a real feel for what sort of service to expect.
This is a brilliant site. Click to see virtually everything you are likely to need to know about the Police and crime statistics around Kirkwall. You can often even see a photo of your local policeman!

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Orkney Islands Council

School Pl, Kirkwall KW15 1NY, UK – 01856 873535

The Orkney Islands Council is the local authority for Orkney, Scotland. It was established in 1975 by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 and was largely unaffected by the Scottish local government changes of the mid-1990s. It provides services in the areas of Environmental Health, Roads, Social Work, Community Development, Organisational Development, Economic Development, Building Standards, Trading Standards, Housing, Waste, Education, Burial Grounds, Port and Harbours and others. The council is allowed to collect Council Tax. The council is also the harbour authority for Orkney and its Marine Services division manages the operation of the islands' 29 piers and harbours.

Everyone at the council offices are so helpful

SunBean Coffee House

35 Victoria St, Kirkwall KW15 1DN, UK – 07979 125842

Excellent coffee, served by a friendly and knowledgeable barista. Also has a wide selection of teas and hot chocolate for making at home. Be aware that inside is very limited in terms of table space but don't let this discourage you. Take away cups are of the green, recyclable variety.

The Orcadian Bookshop

50 Albert St, Kirkwall KW15 1HQ, UK – 01856 878000

I was hoping there would be a good bookshop in Kirkwall and I was not disappointed. The shop is quite large and you can take your time to peruse the books, maps that they sell. I bought two books one to encourage me to get out walking next time I visit. The other was to do with Scapa Flow and the brave who lost their lives during the war.

Well stocked "proper" bookshop. They had the maps we sought, also. Excellent

Give and get free stuff. Here you will find lots of items that people are willing to give away, for FREE! This is instead of taking them to a local landfill site. The aim of this site is to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill (20.9 million tonnes of it last year in the UK) and recycling is great news for the environment.
We all know that we need to recycle more - and this is a great way of doing it.
You may prefer to go through to our Eating Out page which has a complete range of places you can go from the most economical to the most lavish.  Please CLICK HERE!

You will also find Take Aways and Pubs in this section. Enjoy!

Local Restaurants & Places to Eat around Kirkwall

Lucano

31 Victoria St, Kirkwall KW15 1DN, UK – 01856 875687

My grandson had his 6th birthday party here. It was an amazing time they made their own pizzas and had great fun. The staff were amazing and really child friendly. I had my lunch there and the food was really good and very affordable. Great place

Stumbled upon this restaurant as a last resort but it was booked until 8 so we made reservation for the following night. Glad we did. Food and service were perfect. Too bad we’re leaving tomorrow. Could’ve eaten here every night.

Helgi's

14 Harbour St, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, UK – 01856 879293

Dinner in a downstairs booth, fully booked first night here booked for next night. Got harbour views but upstairs better. Food was fresh and delicious. My seafood dish was stunning. Dessert was delicious too. If in Orkney I highly recommend but be sure to book and get an upstairs table.

Lunch at a harbour side window upstairs was delightful on this gorgeous spring day. The staff were friendly and attentive and the meals were first class. My tofu and chickpea salad hit the spot. The local gin and ginger beer drink was a great accompaniment (although a wee but pricey) as were the side order of sweet potato chips (not pricey at all). Thanks for a great meal on our last day in the Orkney Isles!

Dil Se

7 Bridge St, Kirkwall KW15 1HR, UK – 01856 875242

Very nice meal. Clean if slightly dated interior but decent food and friendly service nonetheless. Recommend.

Had the chicken madras (my usual dish from my local curry house, so was used to the heat). These guys took it to another level. Not only was it tangy, but a lot hotter than my local, so just be aware if you order spicy, you get spicy. Staff were attentive, and on the ball, and next time I'm back in Orkney I definitely getting another curry.

Nursery and Preschools

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Primary and Secondary Schools

Papdale Primary School

1 Willow Rd, Kirkwall KW15 1PH, UK – 01856 872650

Zwe told you naght tu keep your geldfish in ze toilet

Kirkwall Grammar School

Kirkwall Grammar School, The Meadows, Kirkwall KW15 1QN, UK – 01856 872102

@ErrorEfect somehow they teached me..... Explain that. A excellent school

My sister goes here and it's #TotesAmazeballs ❤️

Glaitness School

Pickaquoy Rd, Kirkwall KW15 1RP, UK – 01856 873648

Public & Preparatory Schools

Kirkwall Grammar School

Kirkwall Grammar School, The Meadows, Kirkwall KW15 1QN, UK – 01856 872102

@ErrorEfect somehow they teached me..... Explain that. A excellent school

My sister goes here and it's #TotesAmazeballs ❤️

Papdale Primary School

1 Willow Rd, Kirkwall KW15 1PH, UK – 01856 872650

Zwe told you naght tu keep your geldfish in ze toilet

Glaitness School

Pickaquoy Rd, Kirkwall KW15 1RP, UK – 01856 873648

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Local social service agencies for KW15 with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for KW15 1LF with contact details and location maps
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