There was a time in Orkney when warriors met in head-to-head battles. Now it's retail-to-retail clashes which, in Kirkwall, take place in Pickaquoy Road. The otter sign (above) is there to alert motorists and pedestrians passing between Tesco and the Co-operative Supermarkets, while in the other direction there is apparently no animal movement between Tesco and Lidl. Customers must benefit with this competitive
set-up until they want to leave in their cars. Then there is congestion.