Transport / Government ‘very keen’ to stick to ferry contract deadline, first minister says
Transport / Ferries disrupted by weather
Transport / Government expects to save £5.5m after buying ferries
Fully accessible toilets installed on ferries
Transport / NorthLink boss defends sleeping pods
Letters / Sleep deprivation torture (NorthLink’s sleeping pods)
Transport / Cabin fares ‘abhorrent’, says councillor
News round-up / Mute swans hatch, ship gets new mizzen yard, climate friendly farming and record bookings at NorthLink
News round-up / MSPs repeat freight concern, fiddle competition proves popular, NHS waiting times
Transport / Government buys freight boats
Transport / Ferry boss talks passenger behaviourA recent documentary about the NorthLink Ferries trip north sparked a discussion about on-board incidents.
Transport / NorthLink delay
Transport / Filmmaker defends NorthLink documentarySome locals felt the film was too ‘tabloid’ in its approach.
News round-up / Starring role for NorthLink, ADS scheme extended and dates announced for air traffic strike
Transport / Local politicians disappointed with lifeline ferry tender detailsContract faces legal challenge from Pentland Ferries
Transport / German company the mystery third bidder
Transport / Union backs Calmac bid
Updated New ferry contract is ‘cauld kale reheated’Transport Scotland says ferry contract will provide value for money.
Transport / Calmac and Serco in frame for ferry contractDFDS said it could not comment on whether it was the third bidder.
Transport / Ferry sailings succumb to strong winds
News round-up / Ferries likely to be cancelled, vandalism, more wind farm objections, NFU boost and lifeboat members recognised
Weather / Weather causes ferry disruptions
Updated NorthLink cancellations
Transport / No extra cabins on the boatThere have been calls for more cabin space after the announcement of additional sleeping pods.
Transport / More pods and play areas for NorthLink ferriesInvestment also made in freight facilities
News round-up / NorthLink delays, Carers rights day, Hoswick funding, Redd-Up success and rugby joy
Wind gets the better of the boatBoth passenger and freight sailings have been called off.
Reduced ferry service next year as vessels enter dry dock
More input into next ferry contractThe next Northern Isles contract will begin in October.