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Hoy on Hoy Event This Weekend

The island of Hoy is preparing for a large influx of visitors on Saturday 29th of April as Sir Chris Hoy arrives to officially open the Scapa Flow Museum.

The Scapa Flow Museum with large display board at entrance and a propeller from HMS Hampshire
Scapa Flow Museum, Lyness Hoy

Funded by EventScotland, a whole range of activities will be taking place including a fun short community cycling circuit led by Sir Chris at 1:30pm.

an e bike with a little basket on the rear

Continuing the cycling theme members of the Orkney Cycling Club will be riding to Lyness from Moaness and Cycling UK will have a selection of bikes to try out, including electric cargo bike, electric bikes, as well as balance and pedal bikes for children.

Cycle Orkney will also be available from 11am for anyone who wants a basic service or minor maintenance on their bike.

The museum’s car park will be filled with a range of stalls:

  • Lifeboat Guild who will provide teas and refreshments
  • Peedie Bite Burger Van
  • Lifeboat Crew – and lifeboat
  • Alpacas
  • Lifeboat Museum – model of Thomas McCann to be on display
  • Beach Gallery
  • St Johns Church
  • Craft Club
  • Lego Club
  • RSPB
  • Youth Hub
  • Blide Trust
  • Dr Bike – free bike check ups and various cycles to try
  • Carbon Neutral Islands stall

The big day also sees changes to the museum opening times and other public services.

Scapa Flow Museum will be closed until 10:30am. The Museum café will be closed until 2.00pm.

The public bus Service 2 between Kirkwall and Houton will also operate a changed timetable for the day to meet with the amended ferry sailings – full details are available at www.orkney.gov.uk/hoyonhoy

For The ferry service Houton to Lyness please book and check the website Orkney Ferries

We would like to remind our passengers about the limited parking facilities at Houton Terminal.

To avoid disappointment, we advise all walk-on passengers to make use of the amended bus schedules between Kirkwall and Houton.

ferry timetable

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