Kirkwall THI Places and Spaces

£650,000 funding is available to enhance the centre of Kirkwall and increase people’s enjoyment and appreciation of the town centre. In July 2016 we started asking groups about their ideas.

We have written and talked to a number of town centre groups including Age Concern, Orkney Heritage Society, Orkney Tourism Group, Visit Orkney, members of Scottish Youth Parliament etc. to get their views and thoughts.

The Kirkwall and St Ola Community Council and Kirkwall BID have been actively involved to shape ideas through looking at what areas should be improved, current issues and setting out the aims for any future improvements.

Areas seen as priorities include:

The area at the junction of Castle Street/Albert Street/Strynd

Cathedral/ Kirkgreen War Memorial Footpath

Head of Victoria Street

After a public consultation and with the help of the Kirkwall BID, Community Council and stakeholders, plans have now been drawn up for these areas and development work is ongoing.

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