Orkney Guide Book:
Transport, Services and Operators

Orkney Islands Council Department of Harbours, Harbour Authority Building, Scapa, ST OLA KW15 1SD Tel (01856) 873636, Fax (01857) 872274.

Port facilities for visiting yachtsmen, liners, ferries, fisherman, cargo ships, oil tankers and recreational users. Ro-ro facilities at Kirkwall, Stromness and most islands. Regular weather and traffic reports on VHF channel 11.


NorthLink Ferries, Kiln Corner, Ayre Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1QX, Tel 0845 6000 449

Main sea transport operator to Orkney and Shetland. Up to three times daily ro-ro service between Stromness and Scrabster, regular services between Stromness and Aberdeen and Lerwick.

Brass's Taxis, Pierhead, STROMNESS Tel (01856) 850750, Fax (01856) 850491

Taxi and minibus services. Car hire? Call Brass's. Drive yourself or join us on our minibus and taxi tours available all year and taking in the major places of interest on Mainland Orkney. Further details on request

Craigie's Taxis, Great Western Road, KIRKWALL Tel (01856) 878787

Established over 30 years, quality new vehicles, child safety harness in all cars.

John O'Groats Ferries, Ferry Office, JOHN O'GROATS, Caithness KW1 4YR Tel (01955) 611353, Fax (01955) 611301

Summer passenger service from John O'Groats to Burwick in South Ronaldsay with connecting coach to Kirkwall. Capacity 250 passengers. Express bus service from Inverness.

North Ronaldsay Tours, Bewan, NORTH RONALDSAY KW17 2BG Tel (01857) 633217

Conducted tours of North Ronaldsay; including the island's sites of historic interest and its wildlife; refreshments arranged on request.

Orcadian Reflections, Midhouse, HOLM Tel (01856) 781327

Guided tours for small parties, charged by the hour. Time and area of your own choice. Private car hire licence 6 passengers. Brochure available. Operated by Hazel Goar - Accredited Orkney Tour Guide.

Orkney Ferries Ltd, Shore Street, KIRKWALL KW15 1LG Tel (01856) 872044, Fax (01856) 872921

Passenger and car ferry services to the North and South Isles. See latest Company Timetable for details.

Ridgway Travel & Holidays, 67-69 Albert Street, KIRKWALL Tel (01856) 873359, Fax (01856) 872680

All travel services - Orkney's independent travel agent, open Monday to Saturday. Agents for all major carriers to Orkney.

Wildabout, STROMNESS Tel/Fax (01856) 851011

A flexible educational journey around Orkney, covering archaeology, wildlife and folklore. 15-seat mini-coach. Run by Accredited Tour Guide, Michael Hartley. Bookings at Tourist Office.

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