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Weather / Schools open but transport affected by gale force winds

GALE force winds have brought public transport services across the isles to a standstill this morning (Monday).

All schools and nurseries are open, but some bus operators have cancelled school transport.

Most bus services and inter-island ferries are currently suspended with the next review taking place at 9am.

School buses cancelled this morning are:

  • J&DS Halcrow – services to Whiteness Primary, and Anderson High School
  • K&K Transport – service to Tingwall Primary and Whiteness Primary, feeder to AHS transport
  • R Robertson & Son – services to Anderson High School, Brae High School and Mid Yell Junior High Schoo
  • Wastbus, Whites Coaches, A&K Transport and Johnston’s Services – services to Aith Junior High School

Services operated by JA&GD Nicolson, Andrew’s and Johnson Transport, together with services operated by companies with smaller vehicles will operate although delays may be experienced due to the conditions.

The following early morning public bus services are cancelled, with a review at 0900 – Service 6 & 6A (Lerwick to Sumburgh), Service 9 (Lerwick to Walls), Service 12 (Lerwick to Aith) and Service 19 (Lerwick to Vidlin). Any associated feeder bus services are also cancelled.

Anyone intending to travel on public buses should check the public bus voicebank on 01595 745744.

Both NorthLink passenger vessels sailed last night. The Hjaltland arrived at Lerwick harbour just after 5am, two hours ahead of schedule, while the southbound Hrossey arrived at Aberdeen on schedule.

NorthLink has confirmed that both boats will sail tonight but their arrivals tomorrow morning may be delayed by up to two hours.

Public transport disruptions as of 9am:

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