getting here

Despite its remote location, Orkney is an easy place to get to, with good transport links by plane and boat. There are daily flights from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness, with connections to London and other international airports.

by air

From Kirkwall Airport
Turn right as you exit the airport towards Kirkwall. As you come down the hill into the town, turn left (signposted Heavy Vehicles) onto Clay Loan. At the bottom of Clay Loan turn left again onto A963 /Junction Road. Continue to follow the A963/New Scapa Road, at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Foreland Rd then turn left onto Old Scapa Rd/A964 signposted to Orphir. Continue on this road, passing the Scapa Distillery on your left approximately three miles until you see the Foveran sign on the right hand side, opposite the entrance.

by ferry

From Northlink Ferry, Hatston – www.northlinkferries.co.uk

Turn left towards Kirkwall, drive past an industrial estate until you come to a large roundabout. Take the second exit past the Highland Filling Station. Continue till you reach a small roundabout and turn right along A963/Junction Road. Continue to follow the A963/New Scapa Road and at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Foreland Rd then turn left onto Old Scapa Rd/A964 (signposted to Orphir). Continue on this road, passing the Scapa Distillery on your left, for approximately three miles until you see the Foveran sign on the right hand side, opposite the entrance.

From the Pentland Ferries, St Margaret’s Hope – www.pentlandferries.co.uk
On exiting the ferry, follow left along Pier Road to Cromarty Square, where the road takes you right and up the hill onto the main A961 to Kirkwall. Turn left onto the main road and continue on this road for about 15 miles until you reach Kirkwall. Continue past the Highland Park Distillery, down the hill and take the second exit on the roundabout onto Foreland Rd then turn left onto Old Scapa Rd/A964 (signposted to Orphir). Continue on this road (passing the Scapa Distillery on your left) for approximately three miles until you see the Foveran sign on the right hand side, opposite the entrance.