Life in Orkney is vibrant and fulfilling.
Your family needs are met through a top class education system with schools that are regularly listed at the top of the league tables. Should you require medical treatment, your health needs are met through Orkney’s own NHS board and links with others in Scotland.
Getting around on Orkney’s quiet roads is enjoyable rather than frustrating, as it can be on the clogged-up roads of the UK mainland. Buses and ferries are also a vital part of life for islanders. And a wide range of housing is available to buy from traditional stone homes to modern eco homes. Private landlords offer a wide variety of properties to rent, as does the housing association and the local council.
There are so many clubs and societies you never need to spend an evening or weekend at home and most interests are catered for. You will be made very welcome. And leisure activities from sports to swimming to golf are on offer, and well catered for, even in the isles.