How do I get to Orkney?

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Head to Visit Orkney for the most comprehensive guide, or Orkney’s local travel agents Scapa Travel would be happy to help. There are three ferry companies that operate from mainland Scotland to Orkney – Northlink Ferries from Scrabster direct into Stromness (the heart of the festival), and from Aberdeen to Kirkwall; Pentland Ferries from Gill’s… Read more »

Can I book a reliable taxi?

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Stromness Taxis can be phoned on (01856) 850750, though do get booked up in advance over the festival weekend – so plan ahead. If you are staying in Kirkwall and require a taxi back from any country venue, or even to Stromness (as the town’s own taxis can get very busy over the festival weekend),… Read more »

I won’t have a car. What public transport is available?

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The festival does not offer audience transport to any venues or shows, however there is a good network of public busses, operated by Stagecoach, between Stromness and Kirkwall, and to other areas. Timetables and further info can be found here.

Is there a festival campsite?

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No, however there is a very well equipped campsite within walking distance of Stromness town centre, owned and operated by Orkney Islands Council. Whilst most of the occupants over festival weekend will be festival attendees, we have no authority over it whatsoever, and cannot take any bookings. For more information get in touch with VisitOrkney,… Read more »

What accommodation is available?

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Accommodation in Orkney over the festival is tight, particularly in Stromness, which usually sells-out months in advance. We advise booking as soon as you know that you’re coming. Orkney has a wide range of accommodation available to suit all tastes and budgets – from campsites and hostels, to four-poster castle retreats. VisitOrkney are best placed… Read more »