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Scrabster Harbour is an important port of the Scottish fishing industry. It is located in the North of Scotland at the Thurso Bay (aka Scrabster Bay). Scrabster is located on the North coast of Scotland, 1½ miles from Thurso, 22½ miles from Wick and 112 miles from Inverness.
The Northlink ferry (MV Hamnavoe) leaves from Scrabster regularly for Stromness in Orkney.
In the past Smyril Line operated a weekly service to the Faroe Islands and a service from Scrabster to Iceland in 2008. Both of these routes have been discontinued.
Stromness Ferry Port
Stromness is the second-largest town in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, and is located in the south-west of the mainland of Orkney. It is also a parish, with the town of Stromness as its capital. The name Stromness is derived from the Viking language. Strom refers to the strong tides that rip past the Point of Ness to the south of the town, literally 'strong tide point'. In Viking times Stromness was called Hamnavoe, meaning 'peaceful or safe harbour'.
A long-established seaport, it has a population of approximately 2,190 residents. The old town is clustered along the main street, flanked with houses and shops built from local stone, with narrow lanes and alleys branching off it. Northlink Ferries offer a ferry link from Stromness to Scrabster on the north coast of mainland Scotland.
NorthLink Ferries operates daily ferry services between mainland Scotland and the northern archipelagos of Orkney and Shetland. Choose from up to three sailings a day from Scrabster to Stromness in Orkney and nightly sailings from Aberdeen to Lerwick in Shetland - with four of these sailings going via Orkney's capital, Kirkwall.
NorthLink Ferries operate three routes:
Scrabster to Stromness, Orkney - Service takes around 90 minutes each way.
Aberdeen to Lerwick, Shetland - Journey time of 12 hours 30 minutes northbound; 12 hours southbound.
Aberdeen - Kirkwall, Orkney - Journey time of 6 hours.
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