Maps and directions
Heriot-Watt Orkney is one of the UK's most stunning university locations. Set in the picturesque harbour of Hamnavoe and Scapa Flow, for over 25 years the campus has supported a broad range of research, teaching and consultancy activities within the marine, oil and gas, and fisheries sectors.
Northlink Ferries run regular services between Aberdeen and Kirkwall, and between Scrabster and Stromness. Pentland Ferries also run a regular ferry from Gill's Bay near Thurso to St Margaret's Hope in Orkney.
Kirkwall Airport is situated about 18 miles from Stromness and there are regular flights to the island. During the summer months there is an airport bus that connects with the regular bus service between Kirkwall and Stromness. There are also taxis available at the airport.