The Orkney Islands are located off the north east tip of the Scottish mainland, and are easily accessible by ferry or plane. With twenty inhabited islands, and around 50 other smaller islands and skerries, there is plenty to occupy any visitor! Three quarters of the population live on the island of Mainland,  many of them in the settlements of Kirkwall and Stromness.

Aigas Field Centre

Holiday programmes plus accomodation based on the wildlife, scenery and history of the wild Highlands of Scotland. Also undertake expeditions based in Orkney and Shetland.

Eda Frandsen

Liveaboard cruises on board a 60 year old cutter around the Western Isles

Hill of White Hamars

Located on the small island of South Walls, accessible by ferry to the Isle of Hoy and then causeway. Facilities: car park, waymarked paths Habitats: cliffs, caves Species: nesting sea-birds, eider duck, scottish primrose OS Grid Reference: ND313885 Latitude: 58.77898627 Longitude: -3.18832428

Northern Light Charters

Oban Tel 01631 740595 Offering both individuals and groups a rare opportunity to travel the unpolluted waters of North West Scotland, throughout the Inner and Outer Hebrides and to St Kilda. Also around the Orkney and Shetland islands plus itineraries taking in the Faroes, Iceland and Norway. www.northernlight-uk.com

Orcadian Wildlife

Offering relaxed, tailor-made, birds, wildlife and activity holidays for small groups of people from an organic farm base at Gerraquoy, South Ronaldsay, the southernmost Orkney island.

Shetland Wildlife

This award winning company offers an excellent range of holidays on Shetland, Orkney, Fair Isle and further afield.