How to use Kirkwall in a sentence
Kirkwall has very few manufactures.
Kirkwall received its first charter from James III.
Kirkwall belongs to the Wick district group of parliamentary burghs, the others being Cromarty, Dingwall, Dornoch and Tain.
He had, however, been chosen for Kirkwall, and could fight his cause in the House.
Many indications of ice action are found in these islands; striated surfaces are to be seen on the cliffs in Eday and Westray, in Kirkwall Bay and on Stennie Hill in Eday; boulder clay, with marine shells, and with many boulders of rocks foreign to the islands (chalk, oolitic limestone, flint, &c.), which must have been brought up from the region of Moray Firth, rests upon the old strata in many places.Advertisement
Sandstone is quarried on several islands, and distilleries are found in Pomona (near Kirkwall and Stromness).
There is a regular communication by steamer between Stromness and Kirkwall, and Thurso, Wick, Aberdeen and Leith, and also between Kirkwall and Lerwick and other points of the Shetlands.
Orkney unites with Shetland to send one member to parliament, and Kirkwall, the county town and the only royal burgh, is one of the Wick district groups of parliamentary burghs.
There is a combination poorhouse at Kirkwall, where there are also two hospitals.
Orkney forms a sheriffdom with Shetland and Caithness, and a resident sheriff-substitute sits at Kirkwall.Advertisement
The county is under the school-board jurisdiction, but at Kirkwall and Stromness there are public schools giving secondary education.
In 1564 Lord Robert Stewart, natural son of James V., who had visited Kirkwall twenty-four years before, was made sheriff of the Orkneys and Shetlands, and received possession of the estates of the udallers; in 1581 he was created earl of Orkney by James IV., the charter being ratified ten years later to his son Patrick, but in 1615 the earldom was again annexed to the crown.
A monument to his memory was placed in the nave of the ancient cathedral of St Magnus, Kirkwall.
Kirkwall businessman George Drever intends building a bowling alley and has gained outline planning permission for the scheme.
The men were arrested in Thurso on Tuesday by police acting on information relating to the alleged break-ins at the Anchor Buildings in Kirkwall.Advertisement
Kirkwall Airport investments celebrated The completion of £ 4.43 million worth of projects was marked on Thursday at Kirkwall Airport.
Lifeboat assists grounded creel boat The Kirkwall lifeboat was called out on Tuesday to assist a creel boat The Kirkwall lifeboat was called out on Tuesday to assist a creel fishing boat aground off the Rendall shore.
Magnus Bain started his sailing with the Kirkwall club where he sailed a laser dinghy for seventeen years.
With a morbid fascination, people flocked to Kirkwall from outer areas to catch a glimpse of the devastation.
Kirkwall, a 14 inch portable cost 56 guineas and a 17 inch set cost 67 guineas.Advertisement
Grammar School's gym officially opened Kirkwall Grammar School's state-of-the-art gym was officially opened on Thursday by Councilor Janice Annal.
In fact it is distilled in a rather humdrum blackened building that straddles the main road south from Kirkwall.
Kirkwall police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident.
Kirkwall Auction mart by Craig Taylor Craig sends in this picture of the old mart, which stood between Junction Road and Great W. .
To Scottish eyes, Kirkwall may seem a distant northerly outpost.Advertisement
Last week The Orcadian revealed that Kirkwall police were investigating the alleged theft of items by a group of divers from Liverpool.
Kirkwall vandal caught on camera An alleged act of Vandal caught on camera An alleged act of vandalism in Kirkwall's town center has been caught on camera.
Hundreds of people backed calls for CCTV cameras to be installed in Kirkwall to combat vandalism.
A Kirkwall lifeboat crewman was injured during a rescue operation which saw a cargo vessel drifting out of control in Kirkwall Bay.
Kirkwall vandal caught on camera An alleged act of vandalism in Kirkwall 's town center has been caught on camera.Advertisement
The training course was backed by Dr. Douglas Deans, a senior Kirkwall GP and vice-chairman of the health board.
Kirkwall 's whitefish fleet looks doomed with news of another vessel likely to succumb to decommissioning.