Pentland Ferries - Runs from Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope. Journey time about 1 hour. Cheapest way to get to Orkney if you have a car. Tel. 01856 831226.

John O' Groats Ferry- Mainly used by day trippers. Summer only - does not carry cars. Tel. 01955 611353.

Northlink Ferries - State of the art ferries. Runs from Scrabster to Stromness or Kirkwall to Aberdeen. Passengers and cars. Tel. 08456 000449.

Loganair - If you plan to fly to Orkney - we are only 2 miles from the airport. Tel. 0141 8487594.

The Orcadian - Orkney's weekly newspaper. Excellent website updated twice daily.

Radio Orkney - Facebook page with 'Whats On' diary and links to listen againOrkney Weather Page - Find out what the seven day forecast is.

Walt Custer's pages - Contains a wealth of genealogical information regarding Orcadian surnames.

Charles Tait is one of Orkney's best known photographers and publishes a definitive guidebook.

Visit Orkney - The main Orkney Tourist Board site with a wealth of information.

Orkney Ferries - Responsible for sea transport within Orkney. Tel 01856 872044. For Hoy bookings Tel 01856 811397 and for Rousay bookings Tel 01856 751360

Historic Scotland - Tickets for Maeshowe and information about visits to other sites

Sheila Fleet Jewellery - Sheila's workshop and see craftsmen at work. Her cafe opened in 2018 and is well worth a visit.

Hoxa Tapestry Gallery - Visit Hoxa Tapestry Gallery to see unique, hand woven tapestries by local mother and daughter artists, Leila and Jo Thomson.

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