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New Yell-based tour boat

The Compass Rose arrived in Yell last weekend. Photo: Ivan ReidThe Compass Rose arrived in Yell last year to provide tours. The new marina would support marine tourism businesses. Photo: Ivan Reid

THE TOURISM trade in the North Isles has received a boost after Kevin Tulloch, from Yell, took delivery of the 42-foot Compass Rose.

Powered by twin 420hp Cat engines, the Compass Rose arrived in Cullivoe on Saturday after being shipped from the Mediterranean to Southampton, where Tulloch took over and steamed north.

It is set to become the first tour boat in Unst and Yell once it is ready later this summer.

“I’m going to do angling trips and tourism trips up in Hermaness and Muckle Flugga,” Tulloch said.

“There’s a great bird colony up there, and with Muckle Flugga you can say you’ve been to the most northerly point in Britain.”

He also plans to take on workboat charters.

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