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!

Coronavirus – Statement from Transport Scotland

Coronavirus – Statement from Transport Scotland

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Scottish Government has made clear the need to avoid all but essential travel by ferry to Scotland’s remote and island communities. Until further notice, ferries will be for those who live on our islands, who have an essential need to travel to or from the mainland and for essential supplies or business. 

NorthLink Videos

NorthLink Videos

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

School children climb on board MV Hamnavoe to learn about Fairtrade futures

School children climb on board MV Hamnavoe to learn about Fairtrade futures

A group of 65 pupils from across Orkney joined Serco NorthLink Ferries to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight on Wednesday (04 March) by attending an event onboard passenger vessel MV Hamnavoe. The group of pupils from Burray Primary, Papdale Primary, Stromness Academy and Kirkwall Grammar boarded the vessel whilst it was docked in Stromness and enjoyed the event titled ‘Sailing to Sustainability’

Serco NorthLink Ferries partners with Fishermen’s Mission to deliver new on board announcements

Serco NorthLink Ferries partners with Fishermen’s Mission to deliver new on board announcements

Serco NorthLink Ferries has partnered with UK charity Fishermen’s Mission to create a new series of on board safety announcements in celebration of Year of Coasts and Waters 2020. Northern Isles members of the charity, which provides emergency support alongside practical, financial and emotional care for all fishermen including those who are retired, are the narrators of the refreshed announcements which call for passengers’ attention to aid a safe and pleasant journey.

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.

World Tunes into Up Helly Aa Celebrations

World Tunes into Up Helly Aa Celebrations

People from around the world were able to watch Shetland’s world-renowned fire festival, Up Helly Aa, yesterday (Tuesday 28 January 2020) thanks to the event webcam sponsored by Serco NorthLink Ferries. Working in partnership with Promote Shetland for eight consecutive years, the local ferry operator each year offers those from near and far the chance to see the events unfold via the NorthLink Ferries’ Facebook page and website.

Hamnavoe Dry Dock Enhancements

Hamnavoe Dry Dock Enhancements

The MV Hamnavoe is due to be in dry dock from 13th to 26th January (inclusive), and there will be additional north and southbound calls into Kirkwall by the MV Hrossey and MV Hjaltland. During this time the MV Helliar will provide a replacement service on the Pentland Firth route.

NorthLink Ferries team raises more than £6,000 for a great cause

NorthLink Ferries team raises more than £6,000 for a great cause

Team members from Serco NorthLink Ferries are celebrating after raising an astonishing £6,636.12 for The Brain Tumour Charity over the last year. Employees raised the funds after a successful year of fundraising activities ranging from sponsored walks, raffles and sweepstakes.

NorthLink ports gear up for extra cycle space

NorthLink ports gear up for extra cycle space

Serco NorthLink Ferries is now even more cycle-friendly with a new suite of storage facilities at nearly every port in its network. Work has been completed at four ports to provide capacity for 34 bikes.

Bookings open for 2020 NorthLink sailings

Bookings open for 2020 NorthLink sailings

Serco NorthLink Ferries are now taking reservations for next year’s sailings. From Wednesday 30th October 2019, customers can make 2020 bookings for sailings to and from Orkney and Shetland through www.northlinkferries.co.uk, on the NorthLink app available for IOS or Android, or by calling 0845 6000 449 / 01856 885500.

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