Transport / Bluemull Sound ferry sailings to be affected this weekend by linkspan work

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THERE will be no vehicle services to or from Yell on the Bluemull Sound ferry route this weekend due to major work replacing the links-an at Gutcher.

This will be in effect from 6.55pm on Friday evening until 6.10am on Monday morning.

During this time, ferry services will operate to and from Cullivoe Pier in Yell, and will be for foot passengers only.

It comes after similar work in Unst last month.

The 6.30pm sailing on Friday will be the last service to take vehicles out of Unst from Belmont into Gutcher.

The 6.55pm will be the last service to take vehicles out of Yell from Gutcher into Belmont continuing onto Hamars Ness in Fetlar.

Ferry services on Bluemull Sound will operate to an alternative timetable and on a bookings only basis.

The alternative timetable in place for Bluemull Sound ferry services is available on the Council’s website.

The service will operate with MV Bigga for foot passengers only with access provided via gangway from the vessel to the quayside in Cullivoe, and via the ramp at Belmont and Hamars Ness.


While these works take place, anyone with restricted mobility may not be able to safely board and disembark the vessel using the gangway at Cullivoe Pier.

Anyone needing to travel during this time is asked to contact ferry services on 01595 744200 to discuss this, before traveling.

A full ro-ro service for vehicles and passengers will operate between Hamars Ness and Belmont over the weekend, running to the alternative timetable.

Ferry services on Yell Sound between Toft and Ulsta ferry terminals are unaffected by these works.

Shetland Islands Council said it wished to apologise for any inconvenience that these essential works may cause.

Details on how bus services will be affected can be found on the council’s website.

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