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Weather / Transport and power disruption as wind picks up

There have also been power cuts

The Hendra heading for Whalsay a few days ago. Photo: Shetland News

THERE is significant transport disruption across Shetland today (Wednesday) due to high winds – whilst some properties have lost power too.

Many public bus services have been cancelled for the day, or are due to face reviews this afternoon.

All internal ferry services are expected to be cancelled for the rest of the day.

Transport notifications and updates can be found on the Shetland News frontpage.

There is also disruption to flights at Sumburgh Airport, as well as at other airports in Scotland.

One Loganair plane which left Sumburgh earlier today bound for Aberdeen failed to land in the city before trying Inverness. However, that was unsuccessful too – with the plane ending up landing in Glasgow.

Earlier today NorthLink confirmed all of its sailings to and from Shetland tonight were cancelled.

There is a Met Office yellow weather warning in place for wind and snow in Shetland from 9pm until 6am tomorrow morning.

A number of power cuts have been reported through the day, including in the South Mainland and the Gulberwick area.

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