21st May 2018
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Ferry cancellations with disruptions also expected

Serco NorthLink has cancelled some ferry services to and from Aberdeen due to bad weather, and is warning of delays and disruptions over the weekend.

Tomorrow’s Northbound ferry the Hrossey will not sail to Shetland but leave Aberdeen for Kirkwall only, at 5pm.

She will then return from Kirkwall sailing for Aberdeen on Sunday, at about 9.30pm.

She is expected in Aberdeen at 7am on Monday. Final confirmation from Serco NorthLink will be given at about 9.30am tomorrow.

On Sunday the Hjaltland is scheduled to leave Aberdeen for Kirkwall and Lerwick at 5pm.

But due to predicted bad weather, there may be a delay or disruption to the service. The ferry company is providing an update tomorrow.

Southbound sailing of the Hjaltland is now due to leave at 3pm tomorrow, but final confirmation will be given at 9am.

Sunday’s southbound sailing to Aberdeen is cancelled.

Freight services are also affected, with the Hildasay‘s southbound sailing cancelled tomorrow.

She is next scheduled to depart Lerwick sailing for Aberdeen on Monday at 6pm.

The other freight boat Arrow, which is standing in for the Helliar has also been cancelled with no northbound sailing to Lerwick tomorrow.

About Rosalind Griffiths

I am a Shetland Times reporter covering news, including health stories, and features. I have been in Shetland for more than 30 years.

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