• Mountain biking at Rackwick, Orkney - image by Colin Keldie

Why Orkney?

Orkney is a vibrant, friendly and forward-looking community.

With our top-class education and health care systems, superb sports and leisure facilities, and our thriving arts and culture scene, Orkney offers a quality of life that's hard to match.

Employment opportunities are great too, with jobs available within a diverse range of sectors. There’s also lots of support available for new businesses.

Excellent transport links serve all corners of the islands, with a wide range of housing available to buy or rent.

To sample life in Orkney for yourself and to be inspired by our islands, view our short film below...