Freight to Orkney
Shipping to Orkney

Orkney is also known as the Orkney Islands, it is sometimes called "the Orkneys", its a name which the locals disparage the use of.
Orkney is another of the islands that are a archipelago in northern Scotland, Orkney is 16 kilometres or 10 miles north of the coast of Caithness. The Islands of Orkney comprises of around 70 islands of these 20 are inhabited currently. The largest island is known as the "Mainland" this has an area of some 523.25 square kilometres (202.03 sq mi) this makes it the sixth largest Scottish island and so the tenth largest island in the British Isles.

Originally Orkney was occupied by Mesolithic and Neolithic tribes and then by the Picts.

The name of "Orkney" is known to date back to the 1st century BC or possibly even earlier. The islands have been inhabited for at least 8,500 years.

Orkney was at one time invaded by Norway and forcibly annexed. This occurred in 875, It was then settled by the Norse.

Orkney was then annexed to the Scottish Crown in 1472, This occurred following the failed payment of a dowry for James III's bride, who was Margaret of Denmark.

Orkney contains some of the best preserved and oldest Neolithic sites in Europe. The "Heart of Neolithic Orkney" was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Orkney is another of the 32 council areas of Scotland, it is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament, a lieutenancy area, and a former county.

The local council is called Orkney Islands Council. It is one of only three Councils in Scotland with a majority of elected members who are also independents.

In addition to the Mainland, most of the islands are in two groups, the North and South Isles,

Th islands of Orkney have an geological underlying base of Old Red Sandstone. The climate found on Orkney is mild and the soils are extremely fertile as a result most of the land is farmed.

On Orkney agriculture is the most important sector of the economy and the significant wind and marine energy resources are of growing importance. The local people are known as Orcadians and have a distinctive dialect and a rich inheritance of folklore. There is an abundance of marine and avian wildlife.

The administrative centre and also largest settlement and is called Kirkwall.

Business shipping for Orkney

Shipping and Deliveries to Orkney

Shipping to Orkney, Paul Davis Freight Services offers a weekly freight service to the Scottish Offshore Islands for business to business customers, business to home and personal home shopping customers from the UK mainland. Goods can be collected from your premises or they can be delivered into one of several UK mainland depots. Goods are delivered in the islands by locally based, experienced drivers. If you are shipping to Orkney then try PDFS.
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Why Paul Davis Freight Services?



Dedicated Account Manager.

Shipping to all of the offshore islands.

Experienced in all types of products.

Mainland receiving facilities.

Door to door full load service available to all markets.

Track & Trace / KPI reporting facility.

Integration of customers' own paperwork.

Daily departures to Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, the Isle of Wight & Ireland.

Regular departures to the Scottish Islands and the Isles of Scilly.

Operation under Road Haulage Association terms & conditions.

Hazardous goods capability.

Bespoke home delivery service to all destinations using our fully experienced
delivery teams.
Business shipping for Orkney