Weather / Storm Brendan responsible for more ferry cancellations

Rolling, rolling, rolling. Passengers feared the NorthLink ferry was going to capsize on Wednesday night before the captain regained control of the vessel with 500 passengers on board.

TONIGHT’S ferry services to and from Aberdeen have now been cancelled due to the worsening weather conditions.

As Storm Brendan starts having an impact on travel across Scotland, NorthLink Ferries has also cancelled its late afternoon/evening service across the Pentland Firth.

A yellow MET Office weather warning for severe gales is in place until midnight.

Tuesday night’s services are currently under review with a final decision expected tomorrow morning.

Meanwhile, 33 households were without power in the southend of Shetland on Sunday afternoon after a Hydro pole was hit by lightning.

A spokeswoman for Scottish and Southern Electricity said that customers lost power at 4.38pm but were reconnected by engineers two hours later

The all-important weather forecast can be found at www.shetnews.co.uk/weather