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Alterations to South Isles Ro-Ro Service and Parking Restrictions at Houton and Lyness - Monday 30 May and Tuesday 31 May 2016

23/5/2016 12:20

In connection with The Battle of Jutland Commemorations passengers are reminded that a revised public service timetable will be operated on the above dates by MV Thorsvoe, timetable is available on our website.

MV Hoy Head will operate pre-booked event-only sailings.

With potential road closures please allow extra time to get to the ferry.

Passengers are also advised that there will be strictly no parking available at Houton or Lyness on 31 May.

Access to and from Kirkwall Pier - Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 May 2016

23/5/2016 11:50

In connection with The Battle of Jutland Commemorations there will be a number of road closures in and around Kirkwall affecting access to and from Kirkwall pier on the above dates.

Passengers are therefore advised to allow plenty of time to get to and from the pier.

Full details of closures can be found by visiting:

www.orkney.gov.uk

SOUTH ISLES SERVICE - SUNDAY 12 JUNE 2016 - HOY HALF MARATHON DAY

19/5/2016 15:25

MV Hoy Head and MV Thorsvoe, unless prevented by any unforeseen circumstances, will sail as scheduled on the above date but passengers are requested to note the following:

The departure from Houton at 0900 hours is an ‘All Ticket Sailing’.

Tickets for vehicles and passengers are currently available from Kirkwall office and must be prepaid – either by post, by telephone (with credit/debit cards accepted) or by calling at the office in person.

Telephone (01856) 872044.

As in previous years, multi-journey concessionary tickets are suspended and not valid for this day.

Changes to South Isles Services - Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 May 2016 - The Battle of Jutland Commemorations

12/5/2016 09:30

Due to The Battle of Jutland Commemorations on Tuesday 31 May 2016, sailings on Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 May 2016 for the South Isles Service have been changed. Please click on link below for sailing times.

Change to South Isles Sailings - Saturday 2 July 2016

27/4/2016 14:00

Due to the Longhope Regatta on Saturday 2 July 2016 sailings to Hoy (Lyness) and Flotta on Satursday 2 July and Sunday 3 July 2016 have been changed. Please click on link below for sailing times.

Changes to Sailings - Saturday 13 August 2016 - County Show in Kirkwall

27/4/2016 14:00

Due to the County Show on Saturday 13 August 2016 sailings have been altered as follows. Please click on link below for sailing times.

Change to Shapinsay Services - Tuesday 9 August 2016

27/4/2016 14:00

Due to the Shapinsay Show on Tuesday 9 August 2016 sailings to Shapinsay have been changed. Please click on link below for sailing times.

Change to Outer North Isles Sailings - Saturday 30 July 2016

27/4/2016 09:00

Due to the Westray Regatta on Saturday 30 July 2016 sailings to the Outer North Isles have been changed. Please click on link below for sailing times.

Change to Outer North Isles Sailings - Friday 5 & Saturday 6 August 2016 - Sanday Show

27/4/2016 09:00

Due to the Sanday Show on Friday 5 August 2016 sailings to the Outer North Isles on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th August have been changed. Please click on link below for sailing times.

Change to Outer North Isles Sailings - Saturday 18 June 2016 - Inter-Island Sports

27/4/2016 09:00

Due to the Inter-Island Sports being held in Westray on Saturday 18 June 2016 sailings to the Outer North Isles have been changed. Please click on link below for sailing times.

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