Northlink Ferry

Getting around Scotland by ferry

Many of the greatest adventures start with a ferry ride - where will yours take you? Scotland's various ferry services are a vital life line for island residents, and a great way to explore the unique beauty of these remote areas.

Visiting the Islands

Ferries are used in Scotland to travel between the mainland and the islands off the north and west coasts.

Firth of Clyde and the Inner and Outer Hebrides

St Ninians Isle, Shetland Islands

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Ferries to Orkney and Shetland

Ferries in other areas

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