Weather warning

Ferry service disruption is likely between now and Christmas.

SERCO NorthLink is now saying that its northbound service from Aberdeen to Lerwick on Tuesday (today) will sail as scheduled at 7pm.

On Monday the ferry operator had warned that the Hrossey was likely not depart before midnight as severe southerly gales are forecast for much of the week.

NorthLink’s second passenger ferry will however depart Lerwick for Aberdeen at the earlier time of 2pm. Arrival times at Aberdeen may be later than scheduled.

More info at: www.northlinkferries.co.uk 

The Met Office has meanwhile issued a yellow weather warning for Wednesday and Thursday, and an amber warning for Friday and Saturday.

Gusts of up to 90 miles per hour are likely overnight from Friday to Saturday across the northern isles, with Shetland forecast to be the last place to see winds easing on Saturday morning.