Interpreting Kirkwall’s past

Interpreting Kirkwall’s past
22 August 2019

New interpretation panels and benches have been installed in Kirkwall.

They can be found at the bottom of the Strynd, at the Pierhead, along the road at the rear of the marina, and on the sea-front flood walling near Kiln Corner.

The interpretation panels look at aspects of Kirkwall’s history and at recent projects to restore a number of important historic buildings in the town.

The benches provide a comfortable place to sit and, in addition, cycle stands have been installed at two locations along Harbour Street.

The funding has come through the Kirkwall Townscape Heritage Initiative (KTHI) and from Sustrans Scotland. The aim is to make Kirkwall an even more attractive place to live, visit and spend time in.

Discussions took place with the Kirkwall BID and members of the Kirkwall and St Ola Community Council during the development of the interpretation project. This work adds the final touches to the flood walling and paving project in Harbour Street and Shore Street – and to KTHI Places and Spaces improvements at Castle Street and the Strynd.

The KTHI is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland, Sustrans Scotland and Orkney Islands Council.

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