20th April 2019
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Return of windy weather causes disruption to ferry sailings

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The return of bad weather to the isles has caused disruption to NorthLink’s sailings.

Passengers onboard tonight’s north-bound ferry, the Hjaltland, should not expect to arrive in Lerwick before 2pm tomorrow because of the bad forecast – six-and-a-half hours after its scheduled 7.30am arrival time.

Meanwhile tonight’s south-bound sailing of the Hrossey will leave Lerwick at 5.30pm. However she will miss out her scheduled stop at Kirkwall and sail straight to Aberdeen.    

NorthLink said the ship’s captain intends to sail as soon after 5pm as possible. Passengers intending to sail south are being asked to check in early.

All passengers are reminded to bring their booking reference numbers and photographic ID.

There is also disruption to freight services. The Helliar‘s 6pm sailing from Lerwick to Aberdeen has been cancelled, while the Hildasay will leave Aberdeen at 4pm, but will only sail to Kirkwall.  

For further information please call 0845 6060 449.


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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