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 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!
View videos about the NorthLink Ferries service to Orkney and Shetland here!
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.
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.
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 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!
NorthLink Ferries has teamed up with RSPB Scotland to give families a chance to tap into their wild side. From April until September, a set of ‘pop-up’ binoculars and wildlife calendar providing helpful nature-watching tips will be offered to families travelling on the ferry service, helping them spot unique wildlife as they make their way to and from the Northern Isles.
Tuesday 14th March saw NorthLink Ferries venture south to London for the Travel Marketing Awards. The event is the largest and most prestigious award ceremony in the travel and tourism marketing calendar. NorthLink Ferries were shortlisted for the ‘Radio Advertising’ of the year award.
On Thursday 9th February, NorthLink Ferries welcomed members of the Aberdeen City and Shire Hotel Association (ACSHA) along with others onto MV Hrossey for a trip to the Orkney Islands. Read on to find out the places they visited!
NorthLink Ferries’ is pleased to confirm the return of passenger vessel MV Hjaltland to service in time for Up Helly Aa following a scheduled dry dock period. The vessel will return to its timetabled service on Friday 27 January after receiving routine maintenance and various upgrades to the on board passenger areas.
NorthLink Ferries will be celebrating the day of Robert Burns' birth, the 25th January, with a delicious Burns Supper on board. You can also enjoy a complimentary nip of Glansa Whisky by Scapa to make your toast to the poet! We've compiled six fascinating facts you may not know about Robert Burns.