© 2000 Netherstove
Getting to Scrabster. The A9 trunk road north from Perth has been upgraded, and it takes roughly 6 hours to drive north from Edinburgh/Glasgow.
There are plenty of good places to stay in Caithness overnight if necessary to catch the early boat. Citilink bus services meet the St Ola, as do Scotrail trains.
Directions to Netherstove:
From Stromness take the A965 then turn on to the A967 to Skara Brae, turn off on to the B956 for Bay of Skaill, pass the old Kirk and Netherstove is first right.
The main ferry operator is Northlink Ferries who operate the MV Hamnavoe twice daily between Scrabster, Caithness and Stromness.
Northlink also operate the Hjaltland and Hrossey which run between Aberdeen, Kirkwall and Lerwick three times weekly.
There is also Pentland Ferries who offer an attractive alternative route to Orkney; a short crossing time - just one hour between Caithness and St. Margarets Hope, Orkney - for passengers and their vehicles.
Pentland Ferries, Pier Road, St Margaret's Hope, Orkney, KW17 2SW, Tel 01856 831226, or ask any travel agent.
British Airways operate several flights per day into Kirkwall Airport (KOI), some of which are operated by British Airways Express (Loganair).There are two direct flights per day from Aberdeen and Inverness and one direct flight per day from each of Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Details of all flights are available by telephoning British Airways central reservation and inquiries on Tel 0345 222111.