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Temporary Closure of Roads in Kirkwall and St Ola

Temporary Closure of Roads in Kirkwall and St Ola
01 September 2021

Notice is hereby given that Orkney Islands Council has made an order in terms of section 62 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 to the effect that on Sunday 12 September 2021, in connection with the Riding of the Marches, the roads in Kirkwall specified in the Schedule hereto will be closed to vehicular traffic and parking will not be permitted between the hours specified in the Schedule. Between the hours of 08:00 and 18:00, parking in Broad Street will be prohibited and the Broad Street Car Park will be closed. Alternative routes for vehicular traffic are available by way of adjoining roads.

In addition, between 14:30 and 16:30 parking will not be permitted in B9148 New Scapa Road (between A963 Holm Branch Road and B9053 Scapa Bay Road).

While the Riding of the Marches is taking place, traffic controls will also be in operation along the remainder of the route. Vehicles will be subject to delays and possible speed restrictions.


Roads Closed  

Closure Times

Broad Street

12:30 to 14:30 & 17:00 to 18:00

Great Western Road

12:45 to 14:15

Palace Road (Watergate to Broad Street)

13:30 to 14:30 & 17:00 to 18:00

Tankerness Lane

13:30 to 15:00

West Tankerness Lane

13:30 to 15:00

Albert Street

14:00 to 15:00

Bridge Street

14:00 to 15:00

Castle Street (from car park exit to Broad St)

14:00 to 15:00

Harbour Street

14:00 to 15:00

Shore Street

14:00 to 15:00

B9053 Scapa Bay Road

14:30 to 16:30

Main Street

17:00 to 17:30

Union Street

17:00 to 17:30

Victoria Street

17:00 to 17:30


John W Mundell

Interim Chief Executive.

Council Offices, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY.

2 September 2021.

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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