Ferry to sail early
Due to forecast gales NorthLink ferry Hjaltland will leave Lerwick at 1pm today sailing for Kirkwall and Aberdeen.
This replaces the scheduled 5.30pm service. The ferry is expected to arrive into Kirkwall at 6pm, leaving at 7pm for Aberdeen. Arrival into Aberdeen is expected to be 7am as normal but with possible delays due to southeasterly gales and high seas.
The northbound Hrossey is not affected and is scheduled to depart Aberdeen sailing for Lerwick at 7pm.
The freight vessel Hildasay is expected to arrive in Lerwick at 11.30am, but due to the forecast the sailing from Lerwick to Aberdeen today at 3pm has been cancelled.
Freight vessel Helliar, now in Aberdeen, will sail at 5pm tonight for Kirkwall only. The scheduled Lerwick sailing will not operate due to the weather. On the Pentland Firth, the vessel Hamnavoe is expected to operate to schedule today with possible minor delays due to weather conditions.