Kirkwall BID celebrates its sense of community by organising various events throughout the year in collaboration with local charities. Other community initiatives include a second-hand furniture shop run by Employability Orkney, ‘Restart Orkney’, which sells donated goods and provides work and training for people facing barriers to employment. Developing Young Workforce Orkney is made up of local business people who wish to provide internships and training opportunities for young people. Plastic-free shopping is promoted throughout the town alongside sustainable locally-sourced products. Kirkwall BID connects with local businesses on social media and is planning a new website with an interactive map to showcase every business in the town centre.