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 VisitScotland iCentre in Kirkwall, which can be found at:

The Travel Centre,
West Castle Street,
KW15 1GU


Getting here...


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



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

  • 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...


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



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



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

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