Hjaltland to be delayed

Continuing forecasts for heavy seas south of Sumburgh have led to a revised schedule for the NorthLink ferry Hjaltland.

She is due to depart Lerwick at 3am tomorrow instead of 5.30pm tonight. However, the final check-in for passengers will remain at the normal time of 5pm.

The Hjaltland is expected to arrive in Kirkwall at 9am tomorrow and Aberdeen at 5pm.

A statement from Serco NorthLink explained that heavy swells in the “Fair Isle Gap”, better known as the Roost, were responsible for the delays.

The Hjaltland‘s sister ship Hrossey is still on her annual refit and expected back on service in around a week.


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