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Weather / High winds cause ferry disruptions

Both inter-island ferries and the NorthLink service are affected by the weather

Waves smash over the Ness of Burgi at Scatness this morning. Photo: Ronnie Robertson

INTER-island ferry services across Shetland are disrupted this morning (Monday) due to gale force westerly winds.

Meanwhile the NorthLink ferry service is also set to be affected tonight.

The Bressay ferry making a first run across to Lerwick on Monday morning. Photo: John Bateson

The Bressay inter-island service is currently suspended and will stay tied up until at least 10am. Updates are available on the information line 01595 743974.

The Bluemull Sound service is also suspended, with updates available via 01595 743971.

The Yell Sound service will operate with a single vessel that runs to a Saturday timetable. Bookings are suspended. More information on 01595 743972.

The morning Skerries service has been cancelled and is likely not to be running too. An update will be available after 1pm on 01595 743975.

The Whalsay service is operating but on a reduced level. More information on 01595 743973.

On the external NorthLink service the southbound sailing will now leave Lerwick at 9pm and will sail direct to Aberdeen instead of stopping off in Kirkwall.

Due to tidal restrictions in Aberdeen harbour the northbound sailing may depart Aberdeen later than 7pm, but this will not affect the scheduled arrival.

Tonight’s sailings mark the return of the Hrossey to the service after two weeks in drydock.

A detailed weather forecast can be found here.

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