Directions to NAFC


The NAFC Marine Centre is located at Port Arthur, in the village of Scalloway on Shetland's west coast.

The Centre's postcode is ZE1 0UN. Detailed directions may be found below the map.

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Public Transport

There is a regular bus service (No. 4) from the Viking Bus Station in Lerwick to Scalloway (via the ferry terminal). Buses run at roughly hourly intervals through the day and stop outside the NAFC Marine Centre (Port Arthur).

From the airport (Sumburgh) you will need to take a bus to Lerwick (no. 6) and then take the no. 4 bus to Scalloway (see above).

Bus timetables are available at

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From Lerwick

Travel time ~10 minutes.

Follow the main road (A970) out of Lerwick and then follow the road signs to Scalloway.

If you have arrived in Lerwick by ferry turn right on leaving the ferry terminal in Lerwick and follow the A970 out of town. Turn left towards Scalloway after 4.5 km (3 miles).

From Sumburgh Airport

Travel time ~40 minutes.

Follow the A970 towards Lerwick. Turn left towards Scalloway after 36km (22 miles), before reaching Lerwick. Turn left again after a further 2km (1.5 miles).

In Scalloway

Bear right at the first mini-roundabout in Scalloway (2nd exit). Turn right at the second mini-roundabout (3rd exit). Follow the road through Scalloway and along the waterfront for about 1km (0.5 mile). The NAFC Marine Centre is on the left after the marina and Scalloway Boating Club.

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Getting to Shetland

Shetland can be reached by overnight ferry from Aberdeen or Orkney (operated by NorthLink Ferries), or by flights from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness or Orkney (operated by Loganair).

Loganair offers discounted fares to students under the age of 26 studying in Shetland on a full-time course. Full details are available at:

Further information on travel to Shetland is available at (external link).

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About Scalloway

Scalloway is a small harbour town (population ~800), about 10 minutes drive from the islands' capital Lerwick.

For further information about Scalloway see: