THE WINTRY weather has caused some disruption to travel in Shetland.
The 1.20pm flight from Sumburgh to Aberdeen was cancelled, as is the 4.05pm arrival from Aberdeen.
Services connecting Shetland to Kirkwall and Glasgow have been delayed.
Due to swell and tidal conditions, the northbound NorthLink ferry is only due to leave Aberdeen tonight between 9pm and 10pm.
The arrival of the MV Hjaltland may be pushed back to 9.30am on Thursday for the same reasons.
Wednesday’s freight sailings to and from Shetland have been cancelled, while Thursday’s are under review too.
The local Citizens Advice Bureau branch is to close to the public between 5pm and 8pm.
While the Met Office has issued a red alert for snow for Central Scotland, Shetland looks set to avoid the worst of the weather – although it will remain in a cold spell for the rest of the week.
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