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!
Serco NorthLink Ferries is celebrating the UN’s #WorldOceansDay, which this year falls on 8 June, by announcing the action it is taking to significantly reduce its use of single use plastic and minimise its carbon footprint.
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NorthLink Ferries is offering its passengers a fresh taste of North East Scotland as it welcomes new suppliers - Summerhouse Drinks and Rora Dairy - to its on board offering.
A NorthLink Ferries advertising campaign, launched this week, sees the iconic Magnus Viking logo featured for the first time on buses and in train stations in Scotland’s largest cities. The adverts aim to encourage residents and visitors in both Glasgow and Edinburgh to experience the Northern Isles by travelling with the lifeline ferry service.
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 ARCHIE Foundation has been chosen by NorthLink Ferries to receive the proceeds of fundraising efforts taking place on the company’s three boats, MV Hamnavoe, MV Hrossey and MV Hjaltland. Jamie Smith, Regional Fundraising Manager at The ARCHIE Foundation, visited the NorthLink Ferries Lerwick terminal this weekend to take part in a sponsored walk to Scalloway with a team of ferry company staff and crew.
NorthLink Ferries has gifted funds to nature organisation RSPB Scotland, helping to support the charity’s ongoing education programme in Orkney. The donation of over £2,200, which was was raised from last year’s nature cruise on board passenger vessel MV Hamnavoe, will help fund RSPB Scotland’s community outreach programme, which delivers outdoor education to young people across the islands.
NorthLink Ferries has today (Thursday 21 December) published timetables confirming arrangements for the regular planned maintenance of its passenger vessels, with one vessel at a time due to be out of service between 22 January and 20 February.
All of Netball Orkney’s age group teams are now stepping out onto the court in style thanks to sponsorship from NorthLink Ferries. The ferry operator provided 70 new strips for the players of Netball Orkney which will be worn for both home and away competitions. The new kit follows NorthLink Ferries’ continued sponsorship of the association, with the operator also providing travel support for all their teams.
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.
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...