Hjaltland set to return
NorthLink Ferries is set to welcome the Hjaltland back to service this week, complete with new livery, following her regular refit.
The vessel is scheduled to arrive into Lerwick at around 6pm tomorrow, leaving later in the evening for a direct sailing to Aberdeen.
The new paint-job has prompted an on-line competition by the ferry operator. Photographers are being invited to post their photography of the Hjaltland to the NorthLink Ferries Facebook page. The best image will be selected on Monday, and the winner will receive a trip from Lerwick Aberdeen with cabin.
Serco NorthLink managing director Stuart Garrett said: “Following the extremely positive reception that the Hamnavoe came home to last month, we are looking forward to unveiling the remainder of the fleet. This includes the Hjaltland which will return to service this Thursday.
“We are confident that the new livery will excite potential tourists about the history and culture of the Northern Isles, with the hope that they will be prompted to experience it for themselves.”
The new NorthLink Ferries brand was launched in spring 2013 and the new livery marks the final stage of the roll out.