Orkney Islands Council Division of Marine Services as the Competent Harbour Authority (CHA) is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the 29 piers and harbours located throughout the Orkney Islands under their jurisdiction and operate under the principles set out in the Port Marine Safety Code.
Orkney is firmly placed on the map as the centre for the development of oil & gas, wave and tidal Renewable Energy in the United Kingdom. This places Towage Services based in Scapa, as a key logistical element in the installation and servicing of Renewable Energy devices in Orkney waters.
We hope that within this website you will find information that will assist you in the planning of a visit to any of the port facilities that we operate.
In addition to the larger vessels using the port facilities, there is a strong commercial inshore fishing fleet located throughout the islands as well as the ever increasing pleasure craft fleet some of which call into 3 Marinas in Kirkwall, Stromness and Westray. Berthing and landing facilities are provided throughout the islands to meet the needs for these sectors.
Full Information is available at www.orkneymarinas.co.uk