Council / Gritters to go ahead of 5pm bus services

AS HEAVY snow showers this afternoon (Friday) make for hazardous driving conditions, council gritters have been deployed to ensure the 5pm buses will be able to operate.

Council gritters will go ahead of the following buses leaving Lerwick after 5pm.

  • Brae – a single bus will operate as far as Brae (combined Services 21 and 23) – departing Viking Bus Station at 1715
  • Walls/Aith – a single bus will operate to Walls with a feeder to Aith from Bixter (combined Services 9 and 12) – departing Viking Bus Station at 1715
  • Skeld Feeder – Service 13 will meet Service 9/12 bus at Bixter
  • Vidlin – Service 19 will operate as normal – departing Viking Bus Station at 1705
  • Scalloway/Burra Feeder – two small buses will operate to Scalloway and on to Burra – departing Viking Bus Station at 1715
  • Sumburgh – a single Service 6 bus will operate to Sumburgh Airport – departing the Viking Bus Station at 1715.  This service will return from the Airport at 1830 as scheduled.
  • Bigton Feeder – will meet the Service 6 at Channerwick

A council spokesperson said: “These will be the last service runs tonight. All services and feeders not mentioned above are cancelled for the remainder of the day.”

Bus services across Yell and Unst have been cancelled most of the day and an attempt to operate the 1.05pm Cullivoe to Ulsta service had to be abandoned.

Updates on Public bus services are available on the council’s public bus service voicebank on 01595 745744.

The evening procession and night-time events for the South Mainland Up Helly Aa today have also been postponed due to the road conditions.

A detailed weather forecast can be found here.

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