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Ferries returning to normal

SHETLAND’s inter-island ferries are slowly returning back to normal service on Monday morning after storm force south easterly winds on Sunday forced most ferries to stay in harbour.

On Bluemull Sound a first crossing was due to be tried at 8.25am, while a single ferry service is in operation on Yell Sound. The Whalsay ferry operates between Vidlin and Symbister, but the Skerries service remains suspended.

Meanwhile, the Hjaltland’s northbound sailing from Aberdeen will run as scheduled on Monday, but Serco NorthLink warns that the passenger ferry might be two hours late in arriving in Lerwick on Tuesday.

The Hrossey, due to leave Lerwick for Aberdeen at 7pm, is currently under review. An update will follow later this monring.

Tuesday’s sailing of the Hjaltland (scheduled to depart Lerwick at 7pm) and the Hrossey (due to be sailing from Aberdeen at 7pm) are also under review.

For a detailed long-range forecast please got to: www.shetnews.co.uk/weather/