NorthLink Ferries to Orkney and Shetland

Orkney Firms keen to get on board with Serco NorthLink Ferries

Thirteen Orkney food, drink and crafts businesses will take part in a special meet the buyer event this week in a bid to have their products sold on Serco NorthLink Ferries’ services to the northern isles.

The firms will meet NorthLink representatives in the Stromness ferry terminal on Wednesday (16 April) and deliver a 30-minute pitch to become official suppliers.

Peter Hutchinson, senior manager vessel support services with Serco NorthLink Ferries, said the company was keen to meet with local suppliers to see what Orkney had to offer, as well as to explain their own needs.

“NorthLink Ferries remain committed to using local produce from the northern isles,” he said. “We’re particularly interested in finding high quality local items to sell in our on-board shops, along with produce for our bars and restaurants. Our chefs are always seeking ways to improve our menus, so we’re looking forward to meeting with prospective new suppliers, alongside our existing excellent Orkney food and drink providers.”

Edgar Balfour, development manager for Orkney food, drink and crafts, said: “With thousands of visitors using NorthLink’s services each year the vessels represent an excellent showcase for Orkney products, whether in the well stocked on-board shops, or in the fleet’s restaurants.

“This meet the buyer event is an ideal opportunity for Orkney businesses who have a track record of supplying NorthLink to update the company on their latest product lines, while also giving prospective suppliers the chance to secure an important new and high profile outlet for their goods.”

The full list of Orkney businesses taking part in the event is: Orkney Buffalo, Orkney Chocolate Company, The Island Smokery, Orkney Isles Preserves, Stockans Oatcakes, Orkney Ice Cream, Hume Sweet Hume, Island Design, Castaway Crafts, Fursbreck Pottery, Hilary Grant Knitwear & Textiles, Shorelines Gallery and Hagi Hus Gallery.

Share this page
Print this Page
View more articles about Northlink

More like this:

Charity cyclists hitch a ride on NorthLink Ferry

Charity cyclists hitch a ride on NorthLink Ferry

A hugely ambitious NHS charity cycle ride around Scotland has received a boost from NorthLink Ferries, who have announced they will be offering the team travel support. Paul Gilmour and four nurse colleagues from NHS Ayrshire and Arran are gearing up to undertake a complete lap of Scotland.

Access to sanitary products sets sail with NorthLink Ferries

Access to sanitary products sets sail with NorthLink Ferries

NorthLink Ferries is proud to be the first ferry operator in Scotland to back the provision of access to sanitary products. This decision follows recent Government announcements to make sanitary products free to people on low incomes and in education.

Orkney drugs dog sets sail with NorthLink Ferries

Orkney drugs dog sets sail with NorthLink Ferries

A former Police Scotland dog set sail aboard NorthLink Ferries passenger vessel MV Hamnavoe this morning (Monday 10 September) to get a glimpse of his new life as a drugs detection dog in Orkney. Whisky, a nine-year-old yellow Labrador, and his handler, PC Matthew Watson, along with Sgt Niall Maclean, travelled on the ferry from Scrabster to Stromness for a two-day visit to meet Whisky’s new team.