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Disruptions to Service - Tuesday 23 October 2018

22/10/2018 15:30

Due to the bad weather forecast for Tuesday 23rd October, the scheduled 07:00 sailing Kirkwall/Stronsay/Kirkwall has been cancelled.

The scheduled 13:30 afternoon sailing Kirkwall/Westray/Papay Westray/Kirkwall is under review.

The scheduled 07:20 sailing Kirkwall/Westray/Kirkwall has been cancelled

Graemsay Change in sailing time - Friday 16th and Saturday 17th November

22/10/2018 15:27

To allow musicians from Hoy to attend the Graemsay Harvest home on Friday 16th November and return to Hoy on Saturday 17th November, amendments have been made to Graemsay sailings as follows-:

Friday 16th November, the scheduled 17:45 sailing from Stromness will call into Graemsay both ways.

Saturday 17th November, the scheduled 09:30 sailing from Stromness will call into Graemsay both ways.

Disruption to Graemsay scheduled 12:00 sailing from Stromness Thursday 25th October

22/10/2018 14:40

Due to livestock bookings, Thursdays scheduled 12:00 sailing from Stromness of the Graemsay will call into Moaness first, and then Graemsay. New times as follows:

12:00 depart Stromness

12:25 depart Moaness

12:45 arrive Graemsay

13:00 depart Graemsay

Possible disruptions to morning sailings on all routes Tuesday 23rd October

22/10/2018 12:30

Due to the bad weather forecast for Tuesday 23rd October, the morning sailings on all routes will be under review. If any cancellations to sailings are made, updates will be made and publicised as appropriate to the sailing(s) affected.

Disruptions to Services - Monday 22 October 2018

22/10/2018 11:55

Due to adverse weather condtions there have been the following cancellations to services

(updated 15:30hrs 22/10/2018)

Outer North Isles

The scheduled 15:00 sailing Kirkwall/Eday/Stronsay/Kirkwall has been cancelled.

The scheduled 15:20 sailing Kirkwall/Sanday/Kirkwall has been cancelled.

The scheduled 16:20 sailing Kirkwall/Westray/Kirkwall has been cancelled.

South Isles - Houton Services

The last sailing of the day for the Hoy Head will be the 15:15 sailing Houton/Flotta/Lyness. The service will terminate on arrival Lyness after discharge pf passengers and vehicles. The vessel will then sail at 16:40 from Lyness to Longhope.

Flotta residents intending to travel on the scheduled 16:00 sailing to Houton via Lyness should not travel for the reason stated above, the service will terminate on arrival Lyness.

Shapinsay Services

The 1645/1730 service from Shapinsay - Kirkwall and Return is cancelled.

The last sailing today will be the 1515/1600 service.

Graemsay & Moaness (North Hoy) Services

The scheduled sailings to Moaness at 1200, 16:00 & 17:45 are cancelled.

The service to Graemsay at 16:00 is sailing. The 17:45 sailing is cancelled.

Tingwall Servcies

The last sailing of the day for the Eynehallow will be the scheduled 16:05 sailing from Tingwall which service will terminate on arrival Rousay, there will be no subsequent further sailing to Wyre or Egilsay.

Change of Sailings - Friday 26 October 2018 and Saturday 27 October 2018

15/10/2018 14:45

To facilitate a community event, sailings have been altered as follows:


Friday 26 October 2018

Depart Kirkwall 1600 Arrive Eday 1715

Depart Eday 1730 Arrive Stronsay 1805

Depart Stronsay 1815 Arrive Eday 1850

Depart Eday 1855 Arrive Kirkwall 2010


Saturday 27 October 2018

Depart Kirkwall 0700 Arrive Eday 0815

Depart Eday 0825 Arrive Sanday 0845

Depart Sanday 0855 Arrive Stronsay 0930

Depart Stronsay 0940 Arrive Kirkwall 1115

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