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Orkney: Use Services

You can help to reduce waste by making use of the wide range of services that are available. Select the options below to find out about buying gift vouchers and experiences instead of presents, or to find out how you can hire a wide range of household items.



Gift Vouchers & Experiences

‘Low’ or ‘no’ waste presents such as the gift vouchers or gift experiences suggested below can be good alternatives to large, packaged presents.

Health & Beauty Salons


29 Albert Street, Kikwall,
Tel: 01856 870079

Sell gift vouchers.

Headwest Hairdressers

Vetquoy Rd, Twatt, Orkney, KW17 2HT
Tel: 01856 771 206

Sell gift vouchers.

Body Options

17 Junction Rd,, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1LF
Tel: 01856 875 643

Sell gift vouchers.

Talking Heads

56 John St,, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AD
Tel: 01856 851 800

Sell gift vouchers.


Leisure Activities

The Pickaquoy Centre

Muddisdale Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1RR
Tel: 01856 879900


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Days Out

Bishop and Earls Palaces

Watergate, Kirkwall, KW15 1PD
Tel: 01856 875461


Maes Howe

Stennes, KW16 3HA

Ancient Settlement

Broch of Gurness

Evie, KW17 2NH
Tel: 01856 751414  


Highland Park Distillaery and Visitors Centre

Holm Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1SU
Tel: 01856 876091  


Skara Brae

Sandwick, KW16 3LR
Tel: 01856 841815  


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Cinema Tickets

The New Pheonix Cinema

Muddisdale, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1LR
Tel: 01856 879900



Theatre Tickets

Theatre Tokens

Tel: 020 7240 8800

Can be used at theatres across Scotland.


Music or Book Vouchers


31 Albert St, Kirkwall, KW15 1HL
Tel: 01856 872344



48 Albert Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HL
Tel: 01856 872239


National Book Tokens

Database of bookshops that sell book tokens.

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Hire Shops

In many instances hiring items such as videos, tools, glasses, clothes or books makes more sense than buying brand new, and can help to reduce waste.

Cycle Hire

Bobby's Cycle Centre

Tankerness Lane, Kirkwall, KW15 1AQ
Tel: 01856 875777



Video/DVD Hire

Movie Mania

4a Laing Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NW
Tel: 01856 872346


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Tool Hire

HSS Tool Hire

Crowness Crescent, Hatston Industrial Estate,
Kir, KW15 1GJ
Tel: 01856 875 725




Stromness Library

2, Hellihole Rd, Stromness, KW16 3DE
Tel: 01856 850907


The Orkney Library & Archive

44, Junction Rd, Kirkwall, KW15 1AG
Tel: 01856 873166


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