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Transport / Severe gales disrupt ferry services

Sound Primary School also closes early

NorthLink has confirmed more cancellations.Photo: John Bremner

SHETLAND’s internal and external ferry services have become the first victim of the fierce southerly gale currently sweeping across the islands.

NorthLink has now cancelled all its services (passenger and cargo) for the next two days, meaning there will be no ferries on Tuesday and on Wednesday night.

The scene in Lerwick on Tuesday morning. Photo: Shetland News

Inter-island ferry services are also affected by the stormy weather. The Bluemull Sound, Yell Sound and Whalsay ferries have all been suspended. Updates are available on the voicebank services.

Flights at Sumburgh Airport are so far running close to schedule.

Sound Primary School in Lerwick said it will close early at 2pm due to the gales. More information on picking up children can be found online.

Shetland Islands Council has advised that today’s (Tuesday) public meeting at the Cullivoe hall to discuss the proposed improvements to her B9082 Cullivoe road has been postponed and will now be held on Monday 16 December at the same venue between 2 and 8pm.

For a detailed weather forecast including wind and wave charts please check out our weather pages at https://www.shetnews.co.uk/weather/

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