Frequently Asked Questions
 
Travel and Accommodation
 
How can I get to the island?
 
There are daily flights (Kirkwall Airport) and a twice-weekly ferry service to North Ronaldsay from mainland Orkney.


There are various ways to get to Mainland Orkney, with frequent flights from major cities to Kirkwall Airport, and a ferry service from Thurso, Gills Bay or Aberdeen.

 

The following links will help you  plan your journey:

 

Flights from Scottish cities and within Orkney: www.loganair.co.uk

 

Ferries from Scotland (Aberdeen or Thurso) to Orkney:

www.northlinkferries.co.uk

Ferries within Orkney: www.orkneyferries.co.uk 

Trains on Scotland mainland: www.nationalrail.co.uk

 

Buses: www.stagecoachbus.com

 

John O'Groats passenger ferry to South Ronaldsay and bus between

Inverness and Kirkwall: http://www.jogferry.co.uk/Home.aspx

Pentland Ferry from Gills Bay to St Mary's Hope: 

https://www.pentlandferries.co.uk/

 

Trains and buses run between all the major cities in Scotland.

A taxi is recommended between Thurso centre and the ferry terminal

at Scrabster Bay.

 

NB: Not all possible routes are listed for the sake of clarity.


 
  • Where can I stay?

 

There are a number of accommodation options on North Ronaldsay from camping, B & B to self-catering cottages.  There is also a hostel, but beds there will be allocated to volunteers who receive a subsidy. 

 

For a full list of private rental properties click here:  www.northronaldsay.co.uk/accomodation.html


 

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