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BUS SERVICES across the isles continue to be suspended until at least lunchtime as the Met Office has now issued an amber snow warning for the north of Scotland including Shetland.

All schools remain closed for a third day and many essential services struggle to operate.

The Met Office said that frequent heavy snow showers will continue to affect the Northern Isles until 6pm tomorrow (Thursday), disrupting travel across the region.

Police have advised only to travel when absolutely necessary and when setting off to be prepared for the conditions.

There are no flights from Tingwall Airport, and at Sumburgh Loganair has cancelled a number of services.

UHI Shetland said both its Lerwick and Scalloway campuses will also be closed today and tomorrow to staff and pupils.

Meanwhile the council said essy kert collections on the Shetland mainland will not take place today. Attempts will be made to collect in Yell.

The SIC has warned that mainland collections are also unlikely on Thursday.

The council said: “Staff will try to collect any previously missed collections this weekend wherever possible. We will prioritise the collection of black bags, rather than recycling collections.”

The Clickimin Leisure Complex will close early at midday today and will not open on Thursday.

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All schools to be closed on Wednesday

 

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