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How do I get to Graemsay? Loganair (part of the Flybe group) fly from Aberdeen, Barra, Belfast, Benbecula, Birmingham, Campbeltown, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Guernsey, Inverness, Islay, Isle of Man, Jersey, Leeds/Bradford, London (Gatwick), Manchester, Manston (Kent), Newquay, Norwich, Southampton, Stornoway and Sumburgh (Shetland). Most flights are via Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Inverness. Or, you could travel by Northlink ferry from the ferry terminals in Aberdeen (to Kirkwall) and Scrabster (to Stromness). Alternatively, you could travel by Pentland Ferries on the Gill´s Bay to St Margert´s Hope route. Finally, John O´ Groats passenger only ferries run from John O´Groats to South Ronaldsay. From May to September, there is a direct bus route from Inverness to John O´Groats that meets with the ferry - this is known as ´The Orkney Bus´. Orkney Ferries sail to Graemsay on a daily basis from Stromness, on the Orkney mainland and from Moaness Pier on Hoy.
How do I get around Graemsay? Cycle Hire is available from Orkney Cycle Hire in Stromness and Cycle Orkney in Kirkwall. Graemsay is only a small island and there are some lovely walks there. There are picnic benches around the island, where you can stop and admire the scenery.
What's worth visiting on Graemsay? The island has two lighthouses, Hoy High and Hoy Low, both built in 1851 by Alan Stevenson. Parts of the island are largely undeveloped and are a haven for many wild plants - so walking can be a real pleasure.
Where can I stay on Graemsay? As yet there is nowhere to stay on Graemsay. The nearest accomodation is on Northern Hoy.
Are there any books/DVD's about Graemsay?
- The Islands of Orkney by Liv Kjorsvik Schei,
- Orkney and Shetland: Scottish Islands (Scottish Islands: Orkney & Shetland) by James and Deborah Penrith.
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