Orkney Islands Council
Living on the Orkney Islands
Miles of unspoilt beaches. Year round festivals. Great golf.
Whatever you want out of life, you'll find it in Orkney. The blend of urban and rural and mix of towns and villages offers you and your family the best of all worlds. And whether you choose to live in Kirkwall, our capital, or a little further afield you'll find a real sense of community and a warm welcome.
Orkney is also one of the safest places to live in the UK, with some of the country's lowest crime rates. House prices are also below the national average. In contrast, our schools perform above average level. A winning combination we think you'll agree.
Add to this the stunning backdrop of breath taking scenery and it's not hard to see why so many people are proud to call Orkney "home". Why not join them?