NorthLink resumes group tour bookings
Following the publication of the tender documents for the northern isles ferry services last Friday current operator NorthLink has announced that they are to resume marketing group tours to Orkney and Shetland.
Earlier in September the company had said they had been forced to suspend group tour bookings because not enough detail on the ferry service after July 2012 was available.
A company spokesman said: “We now plan to resume marketing group tours to Orkney and the very successful Orkney and Shetland tours. To support the group tour offering we plan to attend the Expo and Best of Britain and Ireland Travel trade exhibitions in spring of 2012.
“The Scottish Government has also confirmed that bookings taken for July 2012 and beyond will be honoured by the new contractor(s) appointed to operate the services.
“We will therefore continue to take bookings for July 2012 and beyond which will be subject to confirmation once the remaining variables such as sailing times and fares are confirmed.”
NHS Shetland annual review
NHS SHETLAND is inviting the public to attend its annual review meeting on Friday afternoon, at 4.30pm at Brevik House.
The review is one way for the board to be held to account for the way health services are being delivered across the isles.
During the meeting there will be an opportunity to ask questions which will be answered by board chairman Ian Kinniburgh and chief executive Ralph Roberts.
NHS Shetland said that service user feedback played a critical role for the health board and so “it is hoped people will find the time to go along and make their thoughts known.”
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