19th March 2019
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Bad weather forecast means NorthLink ferries will sail earlier

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Bad weather forecast for the next few days has forced NorthLink Ferries to make changes to its weekend timetable.

The Hrossey is scheduled to leave Aberdeen at 5pm instead of 7pm tonight, sailing for Kirkwall only. The final leg of the northbound voyage to Lerwick has been cancelled to help maintain passenger safety and comfort.

Meanwhile the southbound ferry has been rescheduled. Instead of leaving Lerwick at 7pm as originally planned the Hjaltland will instead sail at 5pm. Passenger and car check-in opens at 3pm, with final check-in at 4.30pm.

On the Pentland Firth the Hamnavoe will operate to schedule today, but minor delays are possible.

The southbound sailing of the freight boat Hildasay has been cancelled, while the northbound sailing of the Helliar has also been called off.


About Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor has worked as a reporter since 1995, and has been at The Shetland Times since 2007, covering a wide variety of news topics. Before then he reported for other newspapers in the Highlands, where he was raised, and in Fife, where he began his career with DC Thomson. He also has experience in broadcast journalism with Grampian Television. He has lived in Shetland since 2002, where he harbours an unhealthy interest in old cars and motorbikes.

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