Residents of Hoy and Walls and visitors to the island travel around by using the Community Bus service.

The buses, run by the Island of Hoy Development Trust, operate on a 'Hail and Ride' basis, on weekdays between Longhope and the ferry terminal at Lyness meeting most but not all of the scheduled ferry sailings. Additionally, on a Sunday, there are two trips to Moaness Pier to meet the morning and evening sailings from Stromness. Each bus can carry up to 16 passengers at a time. Currently, one of the vehicles is fitted with an electric lift so that wheelchair users can access the bus, however, 24 hours notice is required so please call in advance.

Holders of Transport Scotland Concession Cards travel for free, with discounts being available for under -16s, return tickets and on the purchase of a block of 20 journey tickets.

Timetables for the service are available at JMF Groat (Island Shop) , Lyness ferry terminal, the Hoy Head Ferry, from the bus drivers and on the internet at www.hoyorkney.com/travel/community-bus

For more information, or for any comments on the service, please contact the Trust Office 01856 701356 or the drivers on 0783 377 7760 .