Industry sectors in Orkney
Orkney really does do the business when it comes to supporting those who run their own.
There are advice centres to help start, develop and support business, offering advice on all aspects of running a business, including help to access funding which may be available locally, and training in a range of relevant areas. Relocating here is easy with a range of services to get you on your way.
And once you are set up, there are a range of groups to represent, support or help you market your business whether it be in tourism, food and drink, energy, construction, fishing, farming or crafts.
Helping each other succeed is part of Orkney life. Explore our sectoral groups with the links below.
Farming has been a way of life in Orkney for 5,000 years and remains one of the main industries in the islands.More
Arts and Crafts
Orkney supports a thriving and remarkably varied crafts industry, with skilled artisans and artists producing all manner of high quality goods.More
Orkney's construction industry remains in good health, with major building projects and a demand for new housing driving the sector.More
Orkney is renowned for its wind, wave and tidal energy resources.More
Fishing remains an important part of the Orkney economy, with seafood products from the islands famous throughout Britain and beyond for their quality.More
Food and Drink
Orkney's food and drink producers are enormously proud of what they bring to the marketplace, and they also keen to enhance and promote the famous Orkney brand.More
Tourism is one of the most important industries in Orkney, with over 140,000 annual visitors providing a £30 million economic boost to the islands.More