Scrabster, a port with Scandinavian heritage and a transit point to Orkney.


(Above image is a capture of Scrabster harbour.)

This evening, I am posting information on the village of Scrabster which is located on the northern tip of the Scottish mainland, west of John o’Groats.

Scrabster has a long history dating back at least to the time of the Norwegian (Viking) occupation of north and west Scotland. The name is of Scandinavian origin and translates as ‘Skerry Farm’.

Although a busy fishing port Scrabster is also a transit point for the large number of tourists and other travellers who use the regular ferry service from Scrabster to Stromness, Orkney with journey time of about 1 hour 40 mins.

MV Hamnavoe, ferry plying between Scrabster and Orkney




Inverness is the nearest large town to Scrabster being about 112 miles to the south.

Image of Scrabster Harbour


There is accommodation and other facilities for tourists at Scrabster.

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