• Ship to ship oil transfer in Scapa Flow - image by Colin Keldie

Economy

Orkney is a vibrant, energetic and forward-looking community, punching well above its weight in the world.

The Orkney economy has had a traditional reliance on agriculture and fishing. However, over the last 20 years there has been a growth in employment in a number of economic sectors, including manufacturing, tourism, food processing and, more recently, renewable energy.

The pursuit of quality is a thread running through every aspect of life in Orkney. Excellence really matters here and it's also a great place to do business.

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