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Amendments to MV Graemsay Service

10/5/2017 12:30

Starting from Thursday 11th May until Friday 2nd June, the first return sailing of MV Graemsay will depart Stromness 15 minutes earlier than timetabled. This is to enable Graemsay and Hoy school pupils to attend their exams. The amended sailing times will be as follows:

0730 Depart Stromness

0755 Depart Hoy (Moaness)

0810 Depart Graemsay

Subsequent sailings will run as scheduled.

Kirkwall to Westray - Saturday 3rd June 2017

3/5/2017 14:45

Because of an event on the island there is no availability for vehicles on the 0720 departure from Kirkwall to Westray and the 1755 departure from Westray to Kirkwall.

However there will be an additional sailing as follows:

Depart Kirkwall 1130

Arrive Westray 1255

Depart Westray 1305

Arrive Kirkwall 1430

Change to South Isles Sailings - Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July 2017

27/4/2017 14:00

Due to the Longhope Regatta on Saturday 1 July 2017 sailings to Hoy (Lyness) and Flotta on Satursday 1 July and Sunday 2 July 2017 have been changed. Please click on link below for sailing times.

Change to Outer North Isles Sailings - Saturday 1 July 2017 - Inter-Island Sports

27/4/2017 09:00

Due to the Inter-Island Sports being held in Sanday on Saturday 1 July 2017 sailings to the Outer North Isles have been changed. Please click on link below for sailing times.

Kirkwall Pier - Flood Defence Works

3/5/2017 11:15

Due to flood defence work around the pierhead area and Orkney Ferries Offices please note:

• Pedestrians should use the designated walkways and that access on/off the pier is around the back of Ferries Office.

• Vehicle drivers should pay particular attention to the changing vehicle routes on/off the pier.

• All should take care of contractors vehicles, plant and equipment in the area.

Changes to Sailings - Saturday 12 August 2017 - County Show in Kirkwall

27/4/2017 14:00

Due to the County Show on Saturday 12 August 2017 sailings have been altered as follows. Please click on link below for sailing times.

Change to Shapinsay Services - Tuesday 8 August 2017

27/4/2017 14:00

Due to the Shapinsay Show on Tuesday 8 August 2017 sailings to Shapinsay have been changed. Please click on link below for sailing times.

Change to Outer North Isles Sailings - Saturday 29 July 2017

27/4/2017 09:00

Due to the Westray Regatta on Saturday 29 July 2017 sailings to the Outer North Isles have been changed. Please click on link below for sailing times.

Change to Outer North Isles Sailings - Friday 4 & Saturday 5 August 2017 - Sanday Show

27/4/2017 09:00

Due to the Sanday Show on Friday 4 August 2017 sailings to the Outer North Isles on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th August have been changed. Please click on link below for sailing times.

SOUTH ISLES SERVICE SUNDAY 11 JUNE 2017 - HOY HALF MARATHON DAY

10/4/2017 11:45

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 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 tickets are suspended and not valid for this day.

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