This is a place where the past is all around you - tangible, embraced and protected by a people fiercely proud of their distinct heritage – but it’s also a hard working, prosperous and forward-looking community where exciting new industries, such as wave and tidal energy, exist alongside the traditional activities of farming and fishing. In short, this is a land of opportunity with a quality of life we think is unrivalled.
Whether you're planning to visit on business or for pleasure, or hoping to make our islands your home, orkney.com is your first port of call.
Orkney is a land of rolling green fields, rugged coastlines and spectacular pristine beaches.
Orkney has so much to offer that a two-week visit might not be long enough.
Orkney has a lot going for it - beautiful scenery, friendly people, a strong community spirit. It's also a vibrant and thriving place with a wide range of industries and jobs.
Local production is a way of life in Orkney, with the unspoiled natural environment central to the success of many island businesses.
Orkney is a vibrant, energetic and forward-looking community, punching well above its weight in the world.