Passenger & cycle ferry to and from Flotta, Lyness & Houton

Mini Bus, Taxi & Tours:
Mr Clark 01856 791315

Island Tours of Hoy
Ness House, Longhope
Mr Steven Rhodes 01856 701632 or 07887995730
Tours Website:   www.islandtourshoy.com

Public toilets & shower on the pier

Public telephone

St Columba’s Church – sevices every Sunday at 11:15

J M F Groat & Sons Licensed General Store, Fuel & Post Office
Broad selection of general provisions, fresh local produce, toiletry items, beers, wines & spirits.
Open Monday to Saturday 9:00-12:30 & 14:00-18:00
Major cards accepted, cash point in the Post Office
Newspaper and shopping orders accepted by e-mail or Fax 01856 701251 – visitors should advise name, accommodation and date of arrival.


The Royal offers a traditional Pub atmosphere with open fire, pool table and dart board. Generally open from 5-midnight Monday to Friday, 12:00 to 1am Saturday and 12:30-Midnight on Sunday. Tel 01856 701276 for further information.

Stromabank Hotel is a 3 star small Hotel/B&B, public bar, evening meals and Sunday lunch. The Conservatory restaurant has fabulous views of the south Isles and across the sea to mainland Scotland.

South Hoy numbered map

  1. Scapa Flow Visitor Centre
  2. Royal Naval Cemetery
  3. Heldale Water
  4. Melsetter House
  5. Lifeboat Museum
  6. RNLI Longhope
  7. Martello Towers
  8. Hill of White Hamars
  9. Cantick Head

2 thoughts on “Longhope

    • Hello Pam,

      Hoy Sound meet at The Stromabank Hotel on Thursdays at 8pm.

      We are a Community Choir, with members from Hoy & Walls, singing a wide variety of music including traditional choral pieces, folk & pop song arrangements and a number of bespoke settings of local poetry. There are no auditions & new members are always welcomed. It’s fine to come along and ‘give it a go’ or sit and listen for a week or two to see if it’s for you. We rehearse from 8pm to 10pm with a break of about 15 minutes at about 9pm, so there’s always opportunity for a drink & a chat too. We meet throughout the year, though often take a break for a few weeks during July/August.

      Hoy Sound usually perform once or twice a year, but performance opportunities are very much led by members and built around their suggestions and availability. Recent performances have included a lunchtime concert at St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall & an evening concert at Hoy Kirk with the Orkney Camerata. Both of these recent outings have included a number of modern works specially composed for us by long-time friend of the choir, Laurence Rugg.

      The current Musical Director of Hoy Sound is Andy Fellows, who may be contacted via email at andypianofellow@gmail.com

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