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  • Kirkwall Welcomes Norwegian Cruise Lines 29 May

    The Norwegian Jade arrived in Kirkwall today, the first of 5 calls into Kirkwall this season and will deliver over 12, 000 passengers in 2017. This is the first time Norwegian...

  • Largest Cruise Ship Ever to Call 11 May

    The majestic MSC Preziosa arrived at Hatston Pier yesterday breaking all previous records for the largest passenger carrying vessel to ever visit Orkney. The ship had over 4700 person on board...


    Scapa Flow is currently a hive of marine activity with 3 accommodation rigs, and anchor handler and 3 crude oil tankers all conducting oil and gas business in Europe’s largest natural...

  • New use for wartime tanks to be explored 7 April

    Orkney Islands Council and Scapa Flow Asset Management Limited have signed an agreement providing access to the wartime oil tanks at Lyness. SFAML is planning initial feasibility work, which could ult...

  • Cruise ship season set to begin on Sunday 4 April

    The visiting cruise liner season for 2017, which had been scheduled to get underway on Tuesday with the arrival of the first ship of the season, has now been postponed due...


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