NorthLink News

Here you’ll find news, press releases and articles about NorthLink’s activities throughout the year! Check back often as it’ll be updated regularly!

NorthLink Ferries set to make reappearance in popular Shetland series

NorthLink Ferries set to make reappearance in popular Shetland series

NorthLink Ferries is once again set to appear in the BBC’s successful Shetland TV series later this year. Passenger ferry MV Hrossey will appear in the fourth series of the award-winning crime television programme, which stars Douglas Henshall as Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez.

Videos

Videos

View videos about the NorthLink Ferries service to Orkney and Shetland here!

Shetland Boat Week 2017

Shetland Boat Week 2017

We had a brilliant time during Shetland Boat Week, visiting the Up Helly Aa Galley Shed, enjoying lectures, watching demonstrations of boat-building from Jack Duncan and Robbie Fraser and cookery from Marian Armitage. NorthLink offered behind the scenes tours of MV Hrossey and I loved sailing on the Swan sail training boat! Read on to find out more...

Have I Got Cruise For You, with Original 106fm and NorthLink Ferries

Have I Got Cruise For You, with Original 106fm and NorthLink Ferries

NorthLink Ferries teamed up with Original 106fm to offer an incredible competition with a fantastic prize; a cruise of the northern isles. Not only were we giving away a cruise but entry into historic sites in both Orkney and Shetland, personal tour guide visits and bed and breakfast accommodation on the islands too. Find out what happened on the day!

All about Serco NorthLink Ferries

All about Serco NorthLink Ferries

Find out all about Serco NorthLink Ferries, who operate three passenger vessels on the Orkney and Shetland routes and have offices in Aberdeen, Hatston, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Scrabster and Stromness.

The Vikings came back to Portsoy!

The Vikings came back to Portsoy!

NorthLink Ferries were delighted to sponsor the main harbourside marquee at the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival for the second consecutive year. Heavy roars of Vikings filled the air at the festival, as the Lerwick Viking Jarl Squad posed for photographs, signed autographs and even sang their Up Helly Aa song!

Sponsored Shetland Walk Raises Thousands for Charity

Sponsored Shetland Walk Raises Thousands for Charity

Crew members of Serco NorthLink Ferries’ MV Hjaltland vessel have successfully raised more than £3,000 for Crohn's & Colitis UK following a sponsored walk across Shetland. Kathryn Fullerton, who is the Shop Supervisor on board the passenger vessel, led 13 of her fellow crewmates as well as seven of her friends along the six mile route from Lerwick to Scalloway on Sunday 4th June 2017.

Top Tips for visiting Portsoy’s Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

Top Tips for visiting Portsoy’s Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival which takes place in Portsoy, Banffshire, is one of the most well-regarded events in the North East of Scotland. The festival celebrates the maritime and cultural heritage of the North East and with NorthLink’s help, the Orkney and Shetland Islands too. We’ve compiled a list of tips to ensure that you make the most of your time at the festival.

A Taste of Scotland – Taste of Grampian

A Taste of Scotland – Taste of Grampian

Sun shining, glorious food, delicious drinks, arts, crafts, music and celebrity chefs, what more could anyone want? Taste of Grampian took place on Saturday 3rd June 2017 and is the annual one day festival of food and drink to celebrate Scotland’s unique produce.

Top Tips for Taste of Grampian

Top Tips for Taste of Grampian

With Taste of Grampian only coming around once a year it’s pivotal that you make the most of the day! Over 100 exhibitors travel from near and far to the Thainstone Centre, in Inverurie, to attend this event and showcase how truly unique Scotland is when it comes to food and drink. Taste of Grampian is Scotland’s largest one day food festival and we’ve compiled some tips to help you make the most of it!

The Orkney Nature Festival Cruise 2017

The Orkney Nature Festival Cruise 2017

The Orkney Nature Festival / Per Mare Cruise took place on Sunday 21st May 2017, and this year MV Hamnavoe set sail from Stromness and made her way up the west coast of Orkney. With 400 passengers on board, we were lucky to have had such a beautiful day with blue skies, calm seas, spectacular views and even some Risso's dolphins - see the pictures here!

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