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 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.
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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.
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.
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...
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.