Inter-island ferry travel likely to be permitted for leisure trips 

Shetland folk will likely be able to travel on the inter-islands ferries for leisure and recreation from 3rd July, the SIC has confirmed.

The council said that while current advice was for people to remain in their local area as much as possible – the guidance was likely to be lifted from next Friday, when self-catering holiday accommodation also opens up.

The SIC is moving to its summer timetable from Monday, 29th June, though with some restrictions around late evening sailings.

Ferry crossings will return to two-vessel operations on Yell Sound, Bluemull Sound and Whalsay routes, along with single vessels on other routes, as normal.

The restrictions that remain are reduced late evening sailings, with the last sailings being around 10pm depending on the route.


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