If you're not ready to put down your roots in Orkney permanently, there are usually a number of properties available for rent and long-term lease.
Orkney Islands Property Developments Ltd (OIPDL) provides a range of rented accommodation in Kirkwall, including general lets, student accommodation and very sheltered housing. Visit the OIPDL Facebook page to see the latest available properties.
Orkney Housing Association (OHAL) has a wide portfolio of quality affordable homes available for rent in the islands. To be considered for any rental property with OHAL you must complete an application form and undergo an assessement. Find out more about registering and available properties from the Orkney Housing Association website.
Orkney College UHI also hosts listings for accommodation available for students in Orkney. Visit the website to see what's on offer.