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Houton Office - Closed due to Staff Sickness

25/5/2015 07:15

Due to staff sickness the Houton office will remain closed today. Any enquiries should be made through the Company's Kirkwall Office.

The Company apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

Change of Sailing Time for Westray on 1 July 2015

22/5/2015 15:00

To enable a party of children and their supervisors travelling from Kirkwall airport to join the last Westray sailing from Kirkwall on Wednesday 1st July, the 1620hrs departure will be delayed until 17:00 from Kirkwall and 18:35 from Westray.

Graemsay and North of Hoy (Moaness) Service

20/5/2015 11:00

Due to current limited passenger capacity whilst MV Graemsay is out of service, passengers are advised to book for these sailings.

Please contact: Kirkwall Office Tel: 01856 872044

0700 – 1600 Monday to Friday

0700 – 1200, 1300 – 1430 Saturday

Westray/Papa Westray Feeder Service

30/4/2015 11:20

In the absence of the Golden Mariana the Westray (Pierowall) to Papa Westray route continues to be covered by MV Kirkwall Bay, which has a passenger capacity of only 10. Passengers are therefore advised that it is essential to book for this service. Passengers travelling from Kirkwall should indicate to the ship that they wish to link in with the feeder service to Papa Westray, and similarly on their return from Papa Westray. If demand exceeds capacity on the scheduled timetable, the company will endeavour to put on additional sailings if possible. Please contact Tommy Rendall on 01857 677216 for local bookings and sailing information.

The Company would like to thank service users for their flexibility and understanding during this difficult period.

Change to Outer North Isles Sailings - Saturday 25 July 2015

30/4/2015 09:00

Due to the Westray Regatta on Saturday 25 July 2015 sailings to the Outer North Isles have been changed. Please click on link below for sailing times.

Change to Outer North Isles Sailings - Friday 31 July & Saturday 1 August 2015 - Sanday Show

30/4/2015 09:00

Due to the Sanday Show on Friday 31 July 2015 sailings to the Outer North Isles on Friday 31st July and Saturday 1st August have been changed. Please click on link below for sailing times.

Greamsay Service – replacement vessel

1/4/2015 11:00

Until the M.V. Graemsay returns to service an alternative vessel, The Flamborough Light, with maximum lift of 1 tonne, will operate a cargo run to Graemsay on Tuesdays at 13:00hrs until further notice.

Passenger services will be operated by M.V. Golden Mariana.

Changes to South Isles Services - Sunday 14 June 2015 - Hoy Half Marathon

11/5/2015 15:00

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 available only from Houton and must be prepaid – either by post, by telephone (with credit/debit cards accepted) or by calling at the Houton office in person.

Telephone (01856) 811397.

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

Change to Outer North Isles Sailings - Saturday 25 July 2015

1/5/2015 20:00

Due to the Westray Regatta on Saturday 25 July 2015 sailings to the Outer North Isles have been changed. Please click on link below for sailing times.

Change to Outer North Isles Sailings - Friday 31 July & Saturday 1 August 2015 - Sanday Show

1/5/2015 20:00

Due to the Sanday Show on Friday 31 July 2015 sailings to the Outer North Isles on Friday 31 July and Saturday 1 August have been changed. Please click on link below for sailing times.

Changes to Shapinsay Services - Tuesday 4 August 2015 - Shapinsay Show

30/4/2015 09:00

Due to the Shapinsay Show on Tuesday 4 August 2015 sailings to Shapinsay have been changed.

Change to Outer North Isles Sailings - Saturday 13 June 2015 - Inter-Island Sports

30/4/2015 09:00

Due to the Inter-Island Sports being held in Stronsay on Saturday 13 June 2015 sailings to the Outer North Isles have been changed. Please click on link below for sailing times.

Changes to Sailings - Saturday 08 August 2015 - County Show in Kirkwall

30/4/2015 09:00

Due to the County Show on Saturday 09 August 2014 sailings have been altered as follows. Please click on link below for sailing times.

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