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:
Ferries within Orkney: www.orkneyferries.co.uk
Trains on Scotland mainland: www.nationalrail.co.uk
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:
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