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Scrabster Ferry

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Scrabster Ferry
Location Map ( geo)
Orkney ferry arriving at Scrabster - Geograph - 419283.jpg
The ferry in 2003
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From:  Scrabster, Thurso
To:  Strmoness (Orkney)
Distance:  46.5 km (28.9 miles)
County
Caithness • Orkney
Current Operator
Northlink Ferries
Toll
from £57.40 (Car+driver, 2009)
On road(s)
A9 • A965
Crossings related to the A9
Stirling Bridges • Tay Bridge (Perthshire) • Coronation Bridge (Pitlochry) • Dunkeld Bridge • Edendon Bridge • Bridge of Tilt • Dalnaspidal Bridge • Daviot Bridge • Conon Bridge • Tomatin Viaduct • Dalreoch Bridge • Alvie Bridge • Almond Bridge • Pass of Killiecrankie • Dornoch Firth Bridge • Bridge of Allan • Kessock Bridge • Carrbridge • Cromarty Bridge • Bonar Bridge • The Mound • Dunbeath Bridge • Findhorn Bridge • Brora Bridge • Golspie Bridge • Slochd bridge • A9 Garry Bridge • A9 Tummel Bridge • Helmsdale Bridge • A9 Spey Bridge • Dalmagarry Bridge • Bannockburn Bridge • Thurso Bridge • Latheronwheel Bridge • Berriedale Bridge • A9 Dulnain Bridge • Allt Geallaidh Bridge • Larbert Bridges • Dalnamein Bridge • Crubenmore Bridge
Crossings related to the A965
Crossings related to the NCN1

The Scrabster Ferry is one of two crossings of the Pentland Firth from the Scottish mainland to Orkney, the other being the Pentland Ferry.

Crossing

The crossing takes approximately 90 minutes, and is made two or three times a day each way.


History

P&O Scottish Ferries operated ferry services between Stromness and Scrabster from 1971 until 2002. P&O Scottish Ferries was itself formed from the North of Scotland, Orkney & Shetland Steam Navigation Company, which P&O took over in 1971.

In 2002, the contract for the Orkney and Shetland ferries was won by Northlink Ferries, initially a joint venture between Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) and RBS, now a wholly owned subsidiary of David MacBrayne Ltd (CalMac), and ultimately owned by the Scottish Government.

In 2012, NorthLink Ferries Ltd lost the contract for the Northern Isles services. The contract was awarded to Serco Group, who have continued with the existing NorthLink Ferries branding.

Ferries

Name IMO Operator Dates Notes
Hamnavoe 9246061 Northlink Ferries 2002-date 95 cars

Routes

Scrabster Side

Route To Notes

A9

Thurso, Inverness, Tongue (A836)

Strmoness Side

Route To Notes

A965

Kirkwall


Links



Scrabster Ferry
Places
Related Pictures
View gallery (4)
A9 A99 Sign - Coppermine - 23080.jpgThurso-1959.jpgOrkney ferry arriving at Scrabster - Geograph - 419283.jpgA9-pennyland.jpg
Other nearby roads
Orkney
NCN1 • A960 • A961 • A962 • A963 • A964 • A965 • A966 • A967 • A986 • B9040 (Orkney) • B9041 • B9042 • B9043 • B9044 • B9045 • B9046 • B9047 • B9048 • B9049 • B9049 (Quoyness) • B9050 • B9051 • B9052 • B9053 • B9054 • B9054 (Finstown - Twatt) • B9055 • B9056 • B9057 • B9058 • B9059 • B9060 • B9061 • B9062 • B9063 • B9064 • B9065 • B9066 • B9067 • B9068 • B9069 • B9070 • B9148
Thurso
Stromness
Crossings to and within the Orkney Isles
Ferries to the Orkney IslesScrabster Ferry • Pentland Ferry • Aberdeen to Kirkwall • Lerwick to Kirkwall
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