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Service 24V - Overland Service
Due to single vessel ferry operation on Yell Sound, the above service will be operating to a Saturday timetable today, 11th August. Starting at Tesco at 1355 and departing Viking Bus Station at 1410.
Bus Services
All other services are operating to their published timetables
Latest Posts
Community / Architects nominated for national award for design of new Eric Gray centre
Coronavirus / Mixed feelings as schools reopen
Promote Shetland - Monthly Prize Draw
Marine / Both new fish markets now operational
Council / Viking Energy construction compound application to go in front of planning committee
Business / Unemployment rises again
Marine / Fishing boats owners need to register as food businesses
Council / Council meeting recording uploaded to YouTube for first time
Council / Crown estate funding scheme gets green light
Council / McGregor takes Smith’s place on planning committee following resignation
Environment / Peatland petition says wind farm construction is at odds with council’s recognition of climate emergency
Environment / Turtle remains found in Papa
Marine / Toft Pier now expected to be completed in December
Emergency services / Fire on fish carrier
Letters / Lies, damned lies and statistics
Letters / Apology for using the wrong e-mail address
Updated New confirmed Covid-19 case added to local tally
Community / ‘Jolly summer picnic’ held in protest against Viking Energy wind farm
Health / Dentists as frustrated as patients with coronavirus restrictions
Updated Bomb disposal team arrives after shoreline find
Education / Support at hand for pupils with lower than expected grades
Community / Sexual harassment study ‘exceptional work’ but findings are unsurprising, Women’s Aid says
Energy / Buchan Alpha decommissioning work continues
Community / Artist hands over cheque to MRI appeal after street exhibition
Letters / Questions for the fire service
Letters / There is method in the madness
Education / Reopening of schools mapped out as soft start to cover first week backChildren’s services director Helen Budge says she wants parents and pupils to feel confident as schools reopen
Police / Police investigate reported assault
Council / Coastal income fund could offer community grants of up to £100,000
Council / Petition challenges the way the council works
Coronavirus / Arts agency secures £250k funding boostChief executive Graeme Howell says the money has allowed Shetland Arts to ‘significantly reduce’ the number of redundancies it was considering
Business / Lerwick not on list of M&Co closures
Transport / Yell ferry remains single vessel service as repair work on linkspan continues
Emergency services / Fire service says no plans at this stage for height applianceThe call for equipment to allow firefighters to reach greater heights was made after the Moorfield Hotel blaze in late July
Letters / Poor show from our councillors and MSP
Updated First minister advises not to travel to AberdeenLockdown decision will impact on some patient travel, NHS Shetland says
Business / Hair and beauty businesses begin to ask customers to reschedule booking if they have been southIt comes after a new cluster of coronavirus cases in Aberdeen
Energy / Strict Covid-19 measures will be in place, SSEN insists
Marine / First fish landed at new state-of-the-art Lerwick fish market
Transport / Councillor not happy with refund delays but Loganair says it is making ‘good progress’
Coronavirus / ‘We are in this together’ – local shielders speak about their experiences and fears
Education / Directors appointed to merged college charitable company
Police / Police look for information following report of dangerous driving