20th July 2018

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New bus and ferry timetable changes approved

• Efforts to deal with concerns raised by Sullom Voe workers about a new bus timetable structure have paid off

• Alteration will help prevent night shift terminal workers from having to wait an extra hour before catching the ferry to Yell

• Changes are unanimously approved by transport partnership members

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A fleet of roll-on roll-off ferries make the smaller islands easily accessible. Photo: Dave Donaldson.
A fleet of roll-on roll-off ferries make the smaller islands easily accessible. Photo: Dave Donaldson.

Cruise ship passengers voice anger at delay

• Shetland’s reputation as a dream cruise ship destination is at risk after passengers were kept on board for over three hours at Lerwick Harbour

• The Shetland Times has received calls from passengers on board the Marella Discovery concerned by the lengthy delay

• Tour operator Tui apologised for the delay and said it would hold back the vessel’s departure from Lerwick to compensate.

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Unst spaceport still on course despite green light for Sutherland

“Nothing has changed” in the race to bring a spaceport to Unst. That was the message delivered by Shetland Space Centre director Frank Strang following news that Sutherland looked set to become the first site in the UK to house a vertical satellite launch base.

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Scott calls on union to allow medical flights during Aberdeen Airport strike

• MSP wants medical flights to happen despite proposed strike

• Loganair offering travellers chance to change tickets

• Airport dispute over pay

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