How to get to Stromness, Orkney Isles
The main roads into Scotland are M6/A74 and A1(M), follow all signs north and head for Perth, and then take the A9 to Inverness. Bypassing Inverness follow A9 signs for Wick and Thurso.
Scrapster to Stromness
The Kessock Bridge at Inverness and the new Dornoch Bridge takes hours off the old journey. At Latheron take the A895 to Thurso, then follow the signs through Thurso to Scrabster (P&O ferry terminal).
Scotrail operate services from Inverness to Wick and Thurso. Northbound trains will require a change at Inverness and some times Edinburgh or Glasgow. Travelling from England, British Rail operates frequent services to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth where connections to Inverness can be found. British Rail also operates a sleeper to Inverness and Aberdeen.
Gills Bay to St Margaret's Hope
Travelling from Inverness to Gills Bay takes approximately 2 hours 30 mins. Take the A9 north bound route out of Inverness. When you reach Latheron take the A99 road to Wick/John O'Groats. Gills Bay is 4 miles west of John O'Groats