Sail North Scotland
Sail North Scotland is an association of marinas in the North of Scotland, including Orkney and Shetland Isles, who are working closely to promote sailing in the Northern waters.
These Northern Waters are probably the last unspoilt sailing destination around the UK coastline. Even the glorious West Coast of Scotland will seem crowded compared to the unspoilt beauty around the Moray Firth, Caithness, Orkney and Shetland.
Our close working arrangements enable us to pre-book berths ahead if on a cruise, or advise of weather/tide conditions to help with accurate passage planning through the various tidal gateways around the North Coast and through to the Orkneys and Shetland Islands.
We are also perfectly positioned as a starting point for cruising in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. In addition we are the perfect landfall for visiting sailors from Scandinavia en-route to the West Coast or just to enjoy the North Eastern Waters or the Scenic Caledonian Canal which is the gateway to the West Coast.
“We had a memorable trip all the way from Kent to Orkney but our VHF had given poor reception all the way. On arrival in the beautiful Stromness Marina the local radio man Stuart Walker confirmed we had “aerial problems” up the mast and went for spares.
Contemplating how we were going to deal with our aerial problem, we went off to collect bicycles from the Orkney Cycle Hire man, John Heddle, who happened to be up a ladder repainting his third floor windows.
I asked “You don’t fancy going up a mast do you?”
His response surprised and delighted me! “Well, if you can’t find anyone else I’ll give it a try and tick it off my ‘must do’ list”. ” Read full comment...
Sue and Richard Jones, Stromness Marina Visitors