Amazing views and seascapes, fantastic nature & wildlife, clean air and a friendly community… all available on Rousay, Egilsay & Wyre.

Bringing Opportunity To The Islands

Living and working on our three islands is the dream for many people and is perfectly possible! With more and more people working remotely, it opens up opportunities for many to be able to work in amazing places like Rousay, Egilsay & Wyre.

Our ferry service also opens up the possibility of having a job on Mainland Orkney. The ferry is based on Rousay, and services Egilsay & Wyre first think in the morning, before leaving for Mainland at 07:45, arriving at 08:05. The ferry runs 6 trips a day, with the last return journey at 18:00.

A bus service co-ordinates with the ferry times, giving direct Servies into and out of Kirkwall.

Current Vacancies

We do have some direct employment on the islands, and any vacancies will be posted on this page.

Working on the Islands

Find out more about the practicalities or living and working here…

Key Facilities

Living and working from our islands is very achievable…..


Mobile 4G, landline and broadband options (40mps download) and fibre by 2025


Six return ferry trips per day from Rousay, and three each from Egilsay & Wyre. All connect with the Orkney Mainland bus service direct into Kirkwall.

Office Space

Our new offices at the Pier offer desk space, free broadband and other facilities to allow ‘hot desk’ working.


Rousay Community School is a mixed primary school providing education for children aged 2/3 years up to 12 years of age from Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre within the Nursery/Pre-School and the Primary School.


The surgery on Rousay is open weekdays with our own nurse on call 24/7. Doctors visit Rousay twice a week

Emergency services

Rousay has it’s own Scottish Ambulance Service First Responder and fire service.