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Service 24V - Integrated Service to the North Isles
Operating to Saturday timetable on Thursday 18th August & Friday 19th August due to single vessel ferry on Yell Sound. Service will start at Tesco at 1355 and depart Viking Bus Station at 1410. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Service 1 - Lerwick Town Service
Operating to diverted route from 16th Aug until 30th Aug due to road closure on Old North Road. Service will divert via Holmsgarth Road and the Gremista Brae. Stops along Old North Road will be out of service. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Public Bus Services
All other services are currently operating to the normal published timetables.
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