Eday is situated centrally among Orkney's Northern Isles and is a haven of tranquillity for visitors and locals alike. Whether you are organising a quick visit, quiet break, planning on joining our community or are already resident, this site will provide you with useful information about all aspects of Eday life.
The island is a blend of undulating grasslands and hilly moorland, scattered with freshwater lochs and surrounded by a dramatic and varied coastline. Within this enchanting landscape you'll find an abundance of wildlife and a rich archaeological and historical heritage. Signposted trails help you make the best of your visit and guided walks are available from our Island Ranger.
Our population is approximately 150 strong and we have all the facilities a small community needs; a well stocked shop, regular transport links to the Orkney Mainland, a Health Practice and a thriving Primary School. For entertainment there's a cosy pub, peaceful cafe, Heritage Centre and Community room - all available for events and activities.
Visitors to the island have a choice of accommodation; the well appointed Youth Hostel is situated conveniently in the centre of the island and there are a variety of B&B's and self catering options too.
Our Heritage and Visitor Centre is an excellent place to start your explorations and around the island you'll find plenty more to keep you entertained, from 19th century croft renovations and indoor submarines to 17th century Laird's houses and retired celebrity owls!