Image © Bob Jones
Latitude: 59º 02'N
Longitude: 02º 54'W
Ownership: Orkney Islands Council
Usage: Leisure, Fishing, Ferry Terminal
Contact name: Brian Archibald, Harbour Master and Head of Marine Services
Address: Harbour Authority Building, Scapa, Orkney, KW15 1SD
Telephone no: 01856 873636
About Balfour (Shapinsay)The green and fertile island of Shapinsay lies a pleasant 25 minute crossing by ferry from Kirkwall. The MV Shapinsay, commissioned in 1989, operates a regular service throughout the day.
The harbour is home to mock defensive walls built by David Balfour to complement the massive castle gatehouse, and it is also the site of the, now no longer used, public toilets designed to be flushed by the tide.
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