I'm in the early stages of planning my second trip to Scotland, and would like to include a visit to Orkney this time around. I would most likely stay in Kirkwall and venture to at least one other island, probably Shapinsay.
I'm wondering how feasible this plan would be without a car. Any info on public transportation and/or taxi service would be appreciated. Also, what are some good tour companies that would visit some of the best archeological sites on the island?
Any advice or info would be much appreciated! I may be doing this trip solo (40 something female) so I would feel more comfortable knowing what to expect, things to watch out for, etc. Thanks!