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Grooves Records, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

Grooves Records

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The Old Library
8 Laing Street

Orkney Islands
KW15 1NW

Telephone: 01856 872239

Grooves has been an independent record shop since 1990. Featuring a wide selection of new and pre-owned vinyl, CDs and memorabilia. Grooves also offers film, toys & games, homeware & gifts, books and much more. In 2018, Spirit of Orkney, was the first album release on Old Library Records. This CD gives an overview of music in Orkney, with traditional music, songs & pipe tunes.

Archive Coffee has become a popular destination in Kirkwall; offering great, fresh food, fantastic coffee & delicious home bakes. All coffee & baking is available to eat in or take away. We also have craft beer on tap and offer a selection of local gins and whisky.

The Sound Archive is a live music venue, which has hosted acts including Newton Faulkner, Scouting for Girl & Tide Lines, since it opened in 2017. See our social media for current gig listings. The Sound Archive is the only place in the UK to offer Highland Park Full Volume on the bar.

The Exhibition Room showcases the wealth of artistic talent living and working in Orkney. Exhibitions usually run for three weeks.

Best Small Shops competition 2019

Tell us more about why your shop is the best
With a café, gallery and music venue on the premises, our shop has become a community hub. A trip to Grooves can be a day out for the whole family. We have a dedicated children’s book room and we recognise the vital role the youth of today will play in shaping the community of the future. As a LEGO stockist, we worked with the Orkney Library to help launch their LEGO Club. Grooves also sponsors local sports teams and often donates to local groups and charities.

Tell us what makes you the UK's Best Small Shop
At Grooves we aim to give our customers the products they want at competitive prices. Grooves has diversified over the years and has grown from being a record shop, to also offering toys, games, gifts and homeware. When asked, we will always investigate the possibility of stocking products or ranges that we don’t currently have. Our small but dedicated team are ready to help and advise customers to find the right product for them.

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How to find us

Directions to this business

-2.9582 58.9832

Opening hours

Monday:09:30 – 17:15
Tuesday:09:30 – 17:15
Wednesday:09:30 – 17:15
Thursday:09:30 – 17:15
Friday:09:30 – 17:15
Saturday:09:30 – 17:15
Sunday:13:00 – 16:00