5th May 2015
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Ocean Endeavour sails off

Another of the accommodation vessels used by Shetland Gas Plant workers, the Ocean Endeavour, left Lerwick Harbour today.The departure of the cruise ship leaves just the three barges, the Sans Vitesse at Victoria Pier and the Bibby Stockholm and Kalmar at Holmsgarth, left in the town.The... Read more...

More ferry disruption
2 comments, 18/12/2014, by in News

Tonight's  southbound sailing of NorthLink ferry Hjaltland will depart at 4pm due to a poor forecast. The arrival time into Aberdeen in subject to delay.The northbound sailing of Hrossey from Aberdeen will only go to Kirkwall, and the vessel will return to Aberdeen on Friday night. Read more...

Ferry dispute put on hold

Planned industrial action on several Shetland Islands Council ferries, due to take place tomorrow morning, has been called off.It had been expected that ferries on the Yell Sound, Bluemull Sound, Whalsay and Skerries routes would be disrupted between 6am and 9am, due to action by members of the ... Read more...

Gas cylinder leak
0 comments, 15/12/2014, by in News

Three fire engines were involved in a 10-hour operation dealing with a leaking gas cylinder at the Staney Hill yesterday.The area had been cordoned off and firemen were still involved venting and monitoring the acetylene cylinder until after midnight. The  fire brigade was alerted at  2.25pm. ... Read more...