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Transport / Disruption to Bluemull Sound ferry service due to crew sickness and lack of staff cover

The Fivla at Gutcher ferry terminal in Yell. Photo: Shetland News

THERE will be changes to the Bluemull Sound ferry service from Wednesday 22 May to Tuesday 28 May due to crew sickness and no staff cover available.

On Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 May the day shift will operate to the Saturday timetable, with bookings suspended.

Normal service will resume from 5.40pm with bookings available but there will be no 11.35pm run from Hamarsness.

On Friday 24 and Saturday 25 May, the first run will be from Gutcher at 6.45am before things follow the Saturday timetable until 12.05pm from Belmont.

On Friday, there will then be no runs until 3.20pm from Gutcher. On Saturday, there will then be no runs until the 3.15pm from Gutcher.

The service will then follow the Saturday timetable until the 8.20pm Belmont to Gutcher, which will be the last run. All bookings will be suspended.

On Sunday 26 May, the first run will be from Gutcher at 6.45am and then follow the Sunday based timetable until the 12.05pm from Belmont.

There will then be no runs until the 3.05pm from Gutcher, before things follow the Sunday timetable till the 8.20pm from Belmont to Gutcher, which will be the last run. All bookings will be suspended.

On Monday 27 May, ferry services on Bluemull Sound will operate to the Saturday timetable, with all bookings suspended.

There will be a normal service from 5.40pm, with bookings available.

On Tuesday 28 May, ferry services will operate to a Saturday timetable until 8.40am, with bookings suspended. Normal service resumes at 8.40am, with bookings available.

Shetland Islands Council said it would like to apologise to passengers for these timetable alterations to the Bluemull Sound service, which runs to Yell, Unst and Fetlar.

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