SHETLAND’s inter-island ferry service is facing disruption over the coming days as south easterly gales start to make an impact.
The Yell Sound, Bluemull Sound and Whalsay services were suspended on Wednesday afternoon.
Not surprisingly, the Skerries service was cancelled earlier in the day.
NorthLink Ferries has already confirmed that all of Wednesday’s passenger and freight sailings are cancelled.
All island flights from Tingwall Airport have been cancelled for the day, but operations at Sumburgh Airport are running.
Meanwhile, 156 households in the Nesting area lost power just after 9am on Wednesday morning following a fault in the high-voltage overhead network serving Catfirth, Freester, Vassa and surrounding areas.
A spokeswoman for Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks said: “We’d like to apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused and thank them for their patience this morning as our engineers work to restore their power as quickly as possible.”
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