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About Orkney

General information...

For information about accomodation, travel, events and more, go to www.orkney.com or www.visitscotland.com.

There is also a Visit Scotland iCentre in Kirkwall, which can be found at:

The Travel Centre,
West Castle Street,
Kirkwall,
KW15 1GU

 

Getting here...

Flying

Regular flights travel between Kirkwall and numerous destinations across Scotland. For more information, go to www.loganair.co.uk

 

Sailing

There are four ports in Scotland that have regular crossings to Orkney: Aberdeen, Gills Bay, John O'Groats and Scrabster.

  • John O'Groats Ferries run daily from May - September, arriving in Burwick, on South Ronaldsay.
  • NorthLink Ferries run daily all year round. Travel from Scrabster to Stromness, or Aberdeen to Hatston, both on Orkney Mainland.
  • Pentland Ferries run daily all year round. Travel from Gills Bay to St. Margaret's Hope, on South Ronaldsay.

 

Getting around...

Buses

Stagecoach run a number of bus services across Orkney Mainland. For timetable information, click HERE.

 

Ferries

Orkney Ferries run a number of services between many of the different islands. Go to www.orkneyferries.co.uk for more information.

 

Flying

Loganair run an inter-island flights service. Visit www.loganair.co.uk for more information.

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