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Stronsay Travel

Stronsay is an island in Orkney, Scotland situated to the North of the British Isles. Stronsay is part of an extensive group of Islands where the Atlantic Ocean and North Sea meet, known as the Orkney Islands. Stronsay's shape is irregular and its name originates from the Old Norse for Star Island. Stronsay is one of the inhabited islands in the Orkneys.


Stronsay Travel

Ferries sail from Whitehall, Stronsay Island to Kirkwall (1 hour 30 mins) on the Orkney Mainland, and planes fly to Kirkwall from Stronsay's only airstrip.

Loganair fly from Kirkwall on the Scottish mainland to Stronsay, twice daily, Monday to Friday. Loganair's telephone number: 01856 872494 or 01856 873457

British Airways have scheduled flights into the Orkney Islands from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Shetland and Wick. British Airway's telephone number: 0870 850 9850

Whitehall is the terminus for the roll-on, roll-off car ferry service from Kirkwall on the Scottish mainland.

John O'Groats Ferries operate ferries between John O'Groats and Orkney. The ferry crossing takes 40 minutes and operates in season from the 1st May to the 30th September each year. John O'Groats Ferries telephone number: 01955 611353

Northlink Orkney and Shetland Ferries Ltd operate regular ferries between Aberdeen, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Scrapster and Stromness. Ferry crossing time 90 minutes. Northlink Orkney and Shetland Ferries Ltd telephone number: 01955 611353

Pentland Ferries Ltd. Passenger and vehicle ferry. Pentland Ferries telephone number: 01955 611353

Rail Travel: Scotrail Railways Ltd

Coach Travel: Scottish Citylink Coaches Ltd and The Orkney Bus in partnership with John O'Groats Ferries


Stronsay Accomodation

There is a choice of accomodation on Stronsay Island, some available all year around. There is also inexpensive bunk and hostel accomodation in season on Stronsay. The Stronsay Hotel, Stronsay, Orkney, KW17 2AR. Telephone: +44 (0)1857 616213 is a Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Inn.


Stronsay Airport

Stronsay Airport (IATA: SOY, ICAO: EGER) is located 15 nautical miles (27.8 km) northeast by north of Kirkwall Airport on Stronsay, Orkney Islands, Scotland.

Stronsay Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P540) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Orkney Islands Council). The aerodrome is not licensed for night use.


Other Islands in Orkney

Stronsay is surrounded by, and located near to these other islands of Orkney; Auskerry, Brough of Birsay, Burray, Calf of Eday, Copinsay, Eday, Egilsay, Eynhallow, Fara Orkney, Faray, Flotta, Gairsay, Graemsay, Holm of Papa, Lamb Holm, Muckle Skerry, North Ronaldsay, Papa Stronsay, Papa Westray, Pentland Skerries, Rousay, Sanday, Orkney, Shapinsay, South Ronaldsay, Stronsay, Sule, Skerry, Sule Stack, Switha, Swona, The Mainland Orkney, Westray, Wyre Orkney.


Main Inhabited Islands in Orkney

The main inhabited islands around Stronsay in the Orkneys are; Westray, Papay, North Ronaldsay, Sanday, Rousay, Eday, Shapinsay, Orkney, Flotta, Hoy, Burray, South Ronaldsay.


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