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Tingwall Office

12/8/2020 10:00

Customers are advised that due to broadband issues affecting areas of Orkney, our Tingwall Office is unable to accept bookings at this time.

Our provider is aware of the situation and is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

UPDATE - Rousay, Egilsay & Wyre Service - Wednesday 12 August 2020

12/8/2020 08:40

The Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre Service has now resumed.


20/7/2020 08:15

Travellers are advised that ALL travel, including cargo and foot passengers, needs to be booked and paid for prior to travel.

The booking system closes at 16h00 on the day before following morning's travel (and 16h00 on Fridays for weekend and Monday travel) as well as ONE HOUR before each subsequent sailing.

Please plan your travel in advance to ease the load on our call centre staff.

Timetables from 6 July 2020

26/6/2020 17:30

Phase 2/3 transport roadmap timetables: We are pleased to announce our increased timetable offering effective 6 July. These are available on our website at the Published Timetables link to the left of this message and will be able to be booked from 10h00 on Mon 29 June.

Face Coverings from Monday 22 June 2020

19/6/2020 11:20

The wearing of face coverings on Orkney Ferries vessels becomes mandatory after 00h01 on Monday 22 June. Passengers are reminded that they need to provide their own face coverings.

Our Conditions of Carriage have been amended as follows: The Passenger, Consignor and Consignee of Cargo agrees to the wearing of face coverings by all users over the age of 5 years. This is mandatory from the point of embarkation to the point of disembarkation whether accommodated in inside or outside spaces. Passengers remaining in their own vehicles on crossings less than 30 minutes duration may remove the covering provided vehicle windows remain closed. Where specified physical or medical conditions preclude the use of a face covering, this must be advised to the crew at the point of first contact


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