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Orkney Islands Council

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Orkney Islands Council serves the traditional county of Orkney. This includes all of the islands in the archipelago except Stroma which is part of Highland.

All the roads in the council area are non-trunk roads and are maintained by Orkney Islands Council. There are therefore no Transport Scotland routes within the islands.As of 2016, Government Statistics say that the council is responsible for 101.8 miles of A roads; 129.8 miles of B roads and 434.1 miles of other roads.

Principal and Classified Numbered Roads

The following is a list of A and B classified roads that are at least partially managed by the authority:

Route From To Length


A960 Kirkwall Gritley 9.9 miles View
A961 Kirkwall Burwick (South Ronaldsay) 20.3 miles View
A962 Albert Street Junction Road 0.06 miles View
A963 Kiln Corner Roundabout Holm Road 1.7 miles View
A964 Kirkwall Stenness 15.0 miles View
A965 Kirkwall Stromness 15.8 miles View
A966 Finstown Birsay Bay 17.4 miles View
A967 North of Stromness Birsay Bay 11.9 miles View
A986 Finstown (W) Twatt 8.2 miles View    
B9041 Burwick Cleat 1.0 mile View
B9042 Eastdam Herston 2.7 miles View
B9043 St Margaret's Hope Hoxa 2.5 miles View
B9044 Water Sound South Cara 1.3 miles View
B9045 Sutherland Kirk Bay 1.8 miles View
B9046 Whome Pan 1.1 miles View
B9047 Osmondwall Bu 20.3 miles View
B9048 Lyness Ore Bay 0.6 miles View
B9049 Linksness Quoyness 0.8 miles View
B9050 Gritley Skaill 2.2 miles View
B9051 Gritley Deer Sound 1.8 miles View
B9052 St Mary's Foubister 3.5 miles View
B9053 Upper Scapa Scapa Bay 1.0 mile View
B9054 Harbour Palace Road 0.5 miles View
B9055 Stenness Aith 5.5 miles View
B9056 Voy Swannay 8.7 miles View
B9057 Aith Evie 9.4 miles View
B9058 Elwick Ness of Ork 5.0 miles View
B9059 Balfour Sandgarth 3.6 miles View
B9060 Whitehall Village South Schoolhouse 4.1 miles View
B9061 Aith Millgrip 3.4 miles View
B9062 Sandybank Odie 1.7 miles View
B9063 Backaland Calfsound 6.1 miles View
B9064 Wasbister Westness 8.9 miles View
B9065 Rousay Ferry Terminal Trumland House Lodge, Brinian 0.34 miles View
B9066 Rapness Rackwick 7.9 miles View
B9067 Braehead Nether House 3.3 miles View
B9068 Kettletoft Scar 4.5 miles View
B9069 Kettletoft (N) Saltess 7.6 miles View
B9070 Loth Broughtown 6.3 miles View
B9148 Kirkwall Scapa Bay 0.9 miles View     

Classified Unnumbered Roads

Main Article: Orkney Islands Council (Class III roads)

For their Class III road network, the authority uses "C" prefixes.


Main Article: Orkney Islands Council (Junctions)

Bridges, Tunnels, and other Crossings

Main Article: Orkney Islands Council (Crossings)


The islands are connected to Caithness on the mainland by the Scrabster Ferry and the Pentland Ferry, with another service connecting to Aberdeen and Lerwick on Zetland. There is also a network of inter-island ferries operated by the Orkney Islands Council.

Orkney Islands Council
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