Kirkwall Shoe Shop

Who are we?

Begg Shoes and Bags opened its doors in Kirkwall in March 2013 on the site which was previously trading as DE Shoes, and St Olaf Stores before that. The company now in the fifth generation of the Begg family will this year see them celebrate being an impressive 150 years in the shoe trade, which is no mean feat. (If you pardon the pun!) We take pride in our customer service and will endeavour to assist you in your choice of product. All our staff are fully qualified to measure and fit children's shoes, thanks to initial training provided by Clarks Shoes and regular in store training. We are members of the Children's Foot Health Register, and our manager is a qualified professional shoe fitter through the Society of Shoe Fitters Association.

Where are we?

Situated in the heart of Kirkwall, along one of the main shopping areas at 26 Albert Street, we are easily accessible from the nearby car parks, and are only a 5 minute walk from Kirkwall Harbour or the Kirkwall Travel Centre. We also have the privilege of being 5 minutes walk away from one of Orkney's most visited tourist attractions, the spectacular St Magnus Cathedral.

What will you find?

You will find a warm welcome, from our friendly staff, who will be keen to assist you. We stock a wide range of high quality footwear in all genders. Our collections have many well known brands such as Ecco, Reiker, Clarks, Gabor, Ara to name but a few, but we also stock some of the lesser known but up and coming brands of IMAC Italia, Relaxshoe, Tamaris, Marco Tozzi, Ambition and Walk In The City. Many of these products are made to order especially for us, so are exclusive to our company. Our Children's Clarks collection comes in whole and half sizes so we can get the best possible fit for your child. We also offer a BUY 10 PAIRS, GET ONE FREE loyalty scheme on children's shoes.  We also stock a range of handbags, evening and clutch bags, purses and wallets. We also have an in store Ipad which customers find really useful as we can process their online orders through our website, and have the convenience to pay in store. Our website has great reviews from our vastly growing customer base, but don't just take our word for it, you can visit our website and view the comments for yourselves on

Kirkwall Shoe Shop

Qualified Professional Shoe Fitter

When you visit our Kirkwall Shoe Shop you can be assured that our staff have been professionally trained to fit shoes. Karen our branch manager has done an intensive course through the society of shoe fitters as we believe that ill fitting shoes do not just affect your feet but your entire physiology. Begg Shoes & Bags have put in a large investment to get the managers of our stores professionally trained so that all visitors to our shoe shops can be fitted correctly for their new pair of shoes.

Kirkwall Shoe Shop

WorldHost Recognised Business

The team in our Kirkwall branch have now been recognized for their excellent customer service and have become a WorldHost Recognised Business.

We have trained 50 percent or more of our staff using the WorldHost customer service training programme. With this certification you as a customer to our Kirkwall Shoe Shop in Orkney can be assured that we have made an investment in giving you our customers a great experience. Our staff will give you the attention and service that they deserve when visiting our shoe shop.


Kirkwall Shoe Shop

Store Address

Address: 26 Albert Street
Postcode: KW15 1HL
Phone Number: 01856 872227

Opening Times:

Monday to Saturday
9am - 5pm

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