Orkney Islands Council uses social media to help alert the Orkney public about service disruptions. Please note that Twitter and Facebook are independent websites and the Council cannot guarantee against alerts being delayed. You don't need to join Twitter or Facebook to view alerts. Find out more from our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Emergencies, including Floods and Severe and/or Wintry Weather
For more information about preparing for emergencies, including floods and severe and/or wintry weather, visit the Council's Emergency Planning section, also available from the 'Related Links' section of this page.
Other Useful Numbers and Links:
- Keep up to date with ferry service changes on the Orkney Ferries website.
- Stagecoach (Orkney) - Kirkwall bus depot, Hatston Industrial Estate, Kirkwall. Telephone: 01856870555 or 01856878014.
- School contact information: A list of schools in Orkney and their contact numbers is available from the 'Related Links' section of this page.
- Emergency contact details for Orkney Islands Council are available from the 'Related Links' section of this page.
- The Kirkwall weather forecast is available from the Met Office website within the 'Related Sites' section of this page.