Going to the Orkneys, flying from EDI to Kirkwall, midweek in August for 2 nights. The plan is to line up some type of tour, or private car hire to see Skara Brae, Tomb of the Eagles, the Highland Park Distillery, and do some hiking. We were then going to take the John O' Groats ferry back where I was thinking we could rent a car.
I'm looking for suggestions on tours/ car hire/ public transportation while we're on the islands as well as a suggestion for car rental once we get back to the mainland. Are there car hire places within walking distance to John O' Groats? We're planning to keep the car for 4-5 days and drop off in Edinburgh.
On a separate note, any suggestions on hostels with en suite facilities or comparable B&Bs would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your assistance!!