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Transport / Yell Sound ferry down to single vessel

Long queues forming at Toft ferry terminal on Thursday morning.

THE YELL Sound ferry service is running with a single vessel today (Thursday) due to crew sickness.

An update on the voicebank service said it will run to a shift boat timetable, with bookings suspended.

A spokesperson for Shetland Islands Council said:  “Yell Sound is operating to a single vessel service this morning, due to crew sickness and no suitably qualified staff being available to cover at short notice.

“This is likely to be the position for the rest of the day unfortunately.”

Meanwhile due to essential maintenance on the linkspan at Laxo some runs on the Whalsay service will go via Vidlin on Sunday.

The 9.15am, 11.15am, 12.45pm and 2.45pm sailings will be diverted to Vidlin, and the 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm and 3.30pm runs will depart from Vidlin.

The council apologise for inconvenience caused.

Meanwhile the Filla is now back in service on the Skerries route after an engine replacement and a spell in dry dock.

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