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Kiln Corner Roundabout

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Kiln Corner Roundabout
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Highway Authority
Orkney Islands
Junction Type
Roads Joined
A960, A963, A965
Junctions related to the A963
Junctions related to the A965
Kiln Corner Roundabout

Kiln Corner Roundabout is a three arm roundabout which terminates the A960, A963 and A965 on the harbourside in Kirkwall. Despite this important role as a hub of Orkney's roads network, the only signage at the junction are for the ferries, with the Shapinsay Ferry being signed to the west along the A965 and the other North Isles ferries to the east along the A960, with both ferry services operating from piers just a short distance from the roundabout.

The A965 continues west to serve West Mainland and ultimately reaches Orkney's second town of Stromness, from where ferries sail to Scrabster near Thurso. The A963 heads south through the town to meet the A961 which continues south across the Churchill Barriers to serve the south isles and the Pentland Ferry to Gills Bay on the Caithness Coast. The A960, however, is a bit more of a mystery, within Kirkwall at least. After a short run east through the docks, it used to turn right onto Broad Street and work its way through the narrow streets of the town centre, however this is now signed as 'no vehicles' (except for access), is one way, and no longer marked on some maps, which suggest that this arm of the roundabout is now the B9054. However, the Orkney Council lists still state that the A960 runs through the town centre.


Route To Notes


North Isles Ferries (Town Centre) (unsigned)


Shapinsay Ferry (Finstown, Stromness) (unsigned)


(Town Centre, South Isles) (unsigned)

Kiln Corner Roundabout
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