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  • Shopping on Albert Street in Kirkwall
    Albert Street in Kirkwall
  • Sheila Fleet Jewellery, Kirkwall
    Sheila Fleet Jewellery, Kirkwall
  • Shopping in Kirkwall
    Shopping in Kirkwall

Orkney’s shops stock many locally produced arts and crafts, and food and drink, especially in the towns of Kirkwall and Stromness. Orkney jewellery, crafts and pottery are especially prominent, and you are sure to pick up a meaningful reminder of your visit.

Orkney offers visitors the chance to shop in individual and independent stores with friendly local staff, who are passionate about the products they sell and can share their knowledge of the craft industry.

The main towns of Kirkwall and Stromness have thriving high streets with a selection of shops. Across the smaller isles, towns and villages, shops are often also social centres and a source of information on everything from tide times to local wildlife spots.

In the shops, galleries and studios look out for marine and wildlife inspired jewellery, traditional knitwear, individual prehistoric pottery pieces, textiles, handmade soaps, paintings, photography and much more. With the largest concentration of craft jewellers anywhere in Scotland, shopping in Orkney can be a unique and rewarding experience. In the arts and craft shops, you can often see the creators at work on their products.

Don’t miss Stromness Shopping Week in July. The longest running festival in Orkney, this week-long gala highlights the area’s fantastic retail offerings in addition to hosting a variety of entertainment for all ages.

Use the listings to start planning which shops to visit during a break in Orkney.

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  1. Gradings

    Kirkwall

    Visit local craftsman Fraser and view is fabulous selection of hand-made Orkney chairs.

  2. Alison Moore Designs

    Type

    Jewellery

    Gradings

    Orkney

    Alison Moore’s distinctive precious metal and gemstone jewellery is all designed and made in her studio, located in Dounby on the west mainland of the beautiful Scottish islands of Orkney. Alison’s work reflects her own personal style.

  3. Jane Glue Gallery

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    Orkney

    Jane Glue was born in Orkney and has worked as an artist in Orkney since 1987

  4. Ola Gorie/the Longship

    Type

    Jewellery

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    Ola Gorie is a family run, award-winning jewellery business, established in 1960 and based in the Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland.

  5. Judith Glue Shop

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    Welcome to Judith Glue's! Judith Glue's shop is situated opposite the Cathedral in Kirkwall.

  6. Starlings

    Type

    Gifts & Collectables

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    Finding Starlings is like opening a jewel box, full of sparkle & temptation. From clothes to local jewellery to gifts - a shopping experience you will enjoy in the heart of Kirkwall town centre. We look forward to welcoming you to Starlings.

  7. Castaway Crafts

    Type

    Textiles

    Gradings

    Dounby

    Gallery/Shop & workshop featuring Harris Tweed accessories & clothing, Textiles, knitwear, Paintings, prints, cards, straw work, wood work, jewellery & more

  8. The Gallery

    Type

    Galleries

    Gradings

    Westray

    The Gallery is situated on the magical North Orkney island of Westray.

  9. Tranquility Cottage Nursery

    Type

    Garden Centres

    Gradings

    St. Ola

    Traditional old fashioned hardy plant nursery

  10. Aurora Orkney Jewellery

    Type

    Jewellery

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    Handcrafted silver and gold jewellery by Aurora, stunning unique designs made using only traditional methods - jewellery as individual as you are.

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