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Transport / Ferries and freight sailings cancelled

NorthLink has confirmed more cancellations.
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ALL ferry sailings between Lerwick and Aberdeen over the next two days have been cancelled owing to adverse weather, according to operator NorthLink Ferries.

Hrossey’s 7pm sailing from Aberdeen to Lerwick tonight (Tuesday) has been cancelled as has Hjaltland’s sailing from Lerwick to Aberdeen.

Tomorrow’s (Wednesday) 7pm scheduled sailing of Hrossey from Aberdeen to Lerwick has also been cancelled, with the vessel repositioning to Hatston pier at 3pm to enable its scheduled departure from Kirkwall to Aberdeen at 11.45pm.

Hjaltland’s scheduled sailing from Lerwick to Aberdeen at 5.30pm tomorrow is also cancelled, with the sailing re-scheduled for 7pm on Thursday.

Freight sailings are also hampered with today’s 5pm sailing of the Hildasay to Kirkwall and Lerwick cancelled. The vessel’s 5pm Wednesday sailing from Aberdeen to Kirkwall is also cancelled and re-scheduled for 6pm on Thursday.

The council run Yell Sound ferry service has now also been suspended due to the weather conditions.

In the Pentland Firth, today’s 4.45pm NorthLink ferry sailing from Stromness to Scrabster has been moved to 11am and the Scrabster to Stromness sailing moved from 7pm till 1.15pm. All tomorrow’s Pentland Firth sailings are cancelled.

A detailed weather forecast including wind and swell charts can be found at our weather pages at www.shetnews.co.uk/weather