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’ passengers were in for a treat on Sunday 17 February as the ferry operator surprised travellers with a series of gifts in celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Day. Marking the day, which aims to spread kindness across the world, passengers were greeted with gestures including complimentary upgrades, activities and toys for children as well as refillable water bottles that can be topped up whilst travelling.
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Love is in the sea air this Valentine’s Day as NorthLink Ferries offers passengers the chance to enjoy a complimentary meal and win some locally crafted jewellery via the NorthLink Facebook page.
On the evening of Friday 25 January, passengers on board MV Hjaltland and MV Hrossey will enjoy a full traditional Burns supper as they depart from Aberdeen and Lerwick, with a menu boasting haggis, neeps and tatties as well as a complimentary nip of Scapa whisky.
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.
NorthLink Ferries is proud to once again support Shetland’s world-renowned fire festival, Up Helly Aa (Tuesday 29 January), by sponsoring the event’s live webcam for the seventh consecutive year.
Responding to the release of the ITT for Scotland’s Northern Isles Ferry Services, Serco’s Managing Director of NorthLink Ferries Stuart Garrett, commented: “Serco welcomes the release of the Invitation to Tender (ITT) and we are looking forward to submitting a compelling bid for the service, building on the improvements which we’ve already introduced over the past six years."
From sponsored walks, to abseiling down buildings, the NorthLink Ferries team has done it all in an effort to raise as much money as possible for the organisation. With £7,072.35 now handed over to the charity, The ARCHIE Foundation will be able to continue to provide specialist equipment and staff, create a welcoming hospital environment for families and provide accommodation for parents that need it.
Further accessibility improvements will be made on Scotland’s ferries following the fourth round of awards from the Ferries Accessibility Fund. Almost £80,000 is being awarded to Serco NorthLink Ferries and the National Autistic Society for plans that include the provision of Changing Places facilities on board vessels, as well as specialist equipment and staff training to help autistic passengers.
A group of entrepreneurial school pupils from Cullivoe Primary School are offering bumper Christmas hampers after a donation of 200 jam jars from NorthLink Ferries. As part of the school’s ‘Christmas Hamper Enterprise’, NorthLink Ferries delivered the jars to promote recycling and encourage the children to be creative with how they’re reused.
NorthLink Ferries has published timetables confirming arrangement for the regular planned maintenance of its passenger vessels, with one vessel at a time due to be out of service between 13 January and 25 March 2019.