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Festive Arrangements for Orkney’s Bus Service

Orkney Islands Council has published information on bus timetables over the upcoming festive period.

Members of the public are asked to note that no services will be running on:

  • Christmas Day (25 December 2022)
  • Boxing Day (26 December 2020)
  • New Year’s Day (1 January 2021)
  • 2 January 2021.

Additionally, on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve services will only remain in operation until 9pm.

The only exception to this is the Service X10 which will run a normal service on 26 December and 2 January.

 The Travel Centre in Kirkwall will close at 5.30pm on 23 December 2020 and re-open at 9am on 5 January 2021.

Regular users are asked to note this is different to recently advertised and is a result of antisocial behaviour at the facility in recent days including swearing and people not wearing face masks.

Over the remainder of the festive period, services will run to the normal ‘school holiday’ timetable as published on the Council website atwww.orkney.gov.uk/transport

The Council’s transport office will be unmanned between 24 December 2020 and 4 January 2021 inclusive. Transport queries during this time should be made directly with the operators.

Alternatively, queries can be e-mailed to the Council’s transport team where they will be picked up after 4 January 2021. Meantime the team wishes everyone a safe and happy Christmas.

Full details including operator contact details are available on the Council’s Festive Arrangements page available from the homepage www.orkney.gov.uk .

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  1. Sad to hear about antisocial behaviour; perhaps the new tier arrangements will shake up their complacency a little.

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