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Transport / Weight restriction on Skerries ferry after fault found at terminal

The Skerries ferry Filla, whose timetable is to be cut as part of the council's savings programme.The Skerries ferry Filla.

A WEIGHT limit has been imposed on vehicles going on the Skerries ferry after faults were found on a section of concrete at the island’s ferry terminal.

Vehicle traffic is being limited to cars and light vans which can now be no more than three tonnes in gross weight.

The fault was found on the concrete bridging section between the linkspan and the quayside.

Shetland Islands Council said the emergency services have been informed, and officers are in the process of contacting the local community council.

It is understood that the restrictions will need to be kept in place for a number of weeks.

Alternative arrangements are being worked on for heavier loads which will need to be shipped to Skerries, like heating fuel.

Anyone with enquiries is asked to contact the booking office on 01595 745804.