A harsh weather forecast has forced the cancellation of sailings to and from Aberdeen.
Monday’s 7pm northbound sailing of the Hjaltland is the first victim of the gale force winds expected. The cancellation has had a knock-on effect on her planned south-bound sailing tomorrow, which has also been called off.
The Hrossey‘s sailing from Aberdeen on Tuesday is due to go ahead, however she will not stop off in Orkney. NorthLink are also warning the vessel’s 5pm departure may be delayed.
She is still scheduled to visit Orkney on her return journey south, but NorthLink say her departure from Lerwick is now due to take place two hours ahead of schedule – at 3.30pm instead of 5.30pm.
Delays into Kirkwall are expected, and her arrival in Aberdeen may be after 9am due to the familiar tidal problems at Aberdeen Harbour.
Freight services have also been affected, with the Hildasay‘s departure from Aberdeen to Lerwick at 6pm tomorrow now under review.
All sailings on the Pentland Firth are subject to minor delays due to berthing in the high winds.