Delayed arrival risk for NorthLink ferry

Passengers on tonight’s (Sunday) northbound sailing to Lerwick might arrive up to two hours late tomorrow morning.

The Hjaltland, expected to depart Aberdeen at 5pm this evening, is at risk of weather-related delays, which may mean she does not reach Lerwick until 9.30am.

Tomorrow’s northbound and southbound sailings are both under review.


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  • James J Paton

    • October 21st, 2018 22:57

    Between bird strikes an waadar, should Tavish reconsider having Shetland actually physically moved tae da Moray Firth. What did Da Shetland Movement, ur Wir Shetland – da modern(?) version want Shetland moved tae? Newer tae Norway is probably da best plan. Wis da dowry ivvir actually paid up. Surely be noo, with as da tax paid dad da oil? Moving Shetland might prove cheaper dan da cost ‘o installin’ da giant whirlygigs an da inter-connector. Da Norskies ir brally good at da tunellin’ business. Ur alternatively a tunnel tae Fair Isle, dan on tae Orkney an finally across da Pentland Firth. ‘No man is an island.’ John Donne(?)

  • Peter Hamilton

    • October 22nd, 2018 18:32

    No man is an island… Does that extend to Donald Trump? The Movement is no fir movin James, and Wir Shetland’s movers and shakers will surely long dream of making Shetland great again.

    Will illiberal folk like Tavish be as easily wowed by radical populism in future now we see where that divisive nonsense leads? Stands Shetland where it did?

    Let’s hope there is a delayed arrival risk for kindness and common sense. It may also be time for a people’s boat.


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