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Weather / Sparks fly in Mossbank as weather affects power across isles

A still image from a video of a power line sparking in Mossbank.

THE WINDY weather is affecting power supplies in Shetland – with one video showing a fallen line sparking in Mossbank.

While SSE has not provided specific details of Shetland incidents, its power tracker webpage is currently showing faults in Unst and on the Westside.

In both cases power is expected to be restored by Sunday lunchtime.

A video sent to Shetland News by Karen Strachan, which can be seen below, also shows a power line sparking at Maidenfield in Mossbank earlier today after an electricity pole fell.

Meanwhile Shetland Islands Council earlier announced that all inter-island ferry services have been suspended.

The following bus services have also been suspended: Nos. 6 (South Mainland), 9 (Walls), 21 (Hillswick), 23 (Toft/Mossbank).

This morning NorthLink confirmed altered timetables to avoid the worst of the weather.

In a further update at 4.30pm the ferry operator said the northbound sailing will now depart Aberdeen at 9pm instead of 5pm.

The estimated time of arrival in Lerwick is 1pm on Sunday.