Orkney Islands Council
Working together for a better Orkney

Conservation Advice

Orkney boasts over 640 listed buildings throughout the county which reflect the rich history of the islands. There are four urban conservation areas located in Kirkwall, Stromness, St Margaret’s Hope and Balfour Village and two rural conservation areas at Brodgar and Eynhallow.

For information and advice regarding best conservation practice, please contact the Historic Environment Officer within the Development and Marine Planning Team. For advice regarding a specific proposal to carry out works within a conservation area, or to a Listed Building, please contact the Development Management Team on 01856873535.

External Conservation Resources

  • Pastmap provides maps of listed buildings.
  • Use the Historic Environment Scotland Designations search engine to check the listing of your property with full listing details.
  • Historic Environment Scotland provides services to protect the nation's historic environment and promotes its understanding and enjoyment on behalf of Scottish Ministers.

These external resources can be accessed from the 'Related Sites' section of this web page.

Related Sites