Pentland Ferries Ltd - Ferry to Orkney



Due to tidal conditions the 1650 sailing from St Margarets Hope will be departing at the later time of 1745 today and the Gills Bay 1830 sailing will now depart at approximately 1915. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Due to the proposed extension and development of the marshalling area in St Margaret's Hope, there will be limited customer parking available until further notice. We would advise foot passengers travelling on the ferry that there may not be space available to leave a car at the terminal and to use other transport where possible. Unfortunately, until the extension is complete we can no longer offer long term parking. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.


We are introducing a trial 50% discount scheme to benefit foot passengers accompanying children on the ferry. Please see below for Terms and Conditions. • The discount will apply to adult foot passengers travelling from St. Margaret’s Hope to Gills Bay and back on the next immediate sailing. • Full payment will be taken on the outward journey and the return trip will be free. • Children will not be discounted but can still use a Loyalty Card. • Please inform the Purser or Customer Services staff when paying on the outward journey that you intend to claim the discount on the return part of your journey. • Normal Conditions of Carriage will apply. Please contact our Booking Office on 0800 688 8998 to make your reservation.


A re-release of the book 'Pentland Hero' about Andrew Banks and the set up of Pentland Ferries is now on sale at our offices and onboard the Pentalina. This new release includes a Preface to the Second Edition which recognises the OBE Andrew was awarded in the 2014 New Year's Honours List. Books are now retailing at £9.99 and can be bought in person or ordered through our office on 01856 831226.

Mr Andrew Banks Awarded OBE - 31/12/2013

Mr Andrew Banks has been awarded an OBE in the Queens New Year Honours List for services to transport.

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