22nd February 2018
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Storms force ferry disruption

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This graphic showing the route of the storm has been shared on Twitter.

This graphic showing the route of the storm has been shared on Twitter.

Inter-island ferry services have been disrupted with some suspended and tomorrow’s north boat sailing from Lerwick to Aberdeen has been delayed due to bad weather.

Today the Whalsay and the Bluemull Sound services have been suspended while the Yell Sound service is disrupted due to weather.

Tonight’s northbound sailing of the Hjaltland passenger ferry will leave Aberdeen for Lerwick at 7pm.

The Hrossey is to leave Lerwick sailing for Aberdeen at 7pm. She is estimated to arrive in Aberdeen around midday.

Tomorrow night’s sailing from Aberdeen to Lerwick will be delayed until Thursday morning.

The ferry is expected to arrive in Lerwick at 10.30pm. The sailing is under review and an update will follow tomorrow.

Tonight and tomorrow’s freight sailings to Lerwick have been cancelled.

About Adam Guest

Reporter for The Shetland Times. I have also worked as a senior news reporter at The Press and Journal, The Barnsley Chronicle and as a freelance reporter for The Doncaster Free Press. Alongside news reporting I specialise in music and sports journalism. Pork pie lover.

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