Orkney is a vibrant, friendly and innovative community, one offering a range of unique professional opportunities and fresh challenges against the backdrop of an unrivalled quality of life.
We don’t consider ourselves to be remote or isolated in Orkney – if you’ve already visited, you’ll know we’re easy to reach and have everything you could possibly need right on our doorstep.
The cost of living here is lower than you might think, with house prices well below the national average and plenty of choice within a buoyant property market.
Very low levels of crime and a strong sense of community also make Orkney a safe, welcoming and secure environment for all ages.
Our employment opportunities cover everything from the traditional industries of farming and fishing, to professional services and ground-breaking new sectors such as renewable energy.
And, as an innovative and entrepreneurially minded community, there’s also lots of support available for new businesses. If you’ve got an idea, then we want to hear about it!
To sample life in Orkney for yourself and to be inspired by our islands, view our short film below...