Weather related travel disruption to Shetland sparks stock shortage at Tesco in Lerwick

Tesco in Lerwick is struggling to keep its shelves fully stocked due to travel disruption posed by the adverse weather. 

The superstore confirmed today (Friday) the conditions are “having a temporary impact on the availability of some produce”.

It comes as NorthLink Ferries cancelled its sailings between Shetland and Aberdeen due to strong winds and high swells along the northeast coast of mainland Scotland.  

Sailings were cancelled yesterday and today and are being monitored over the weekend.

A Tesco spokesman said: “We are working hard to find alternative routes for our lorries to reach the island and our colleagues in store are doing everything they can to support our most vulnerable customers.

“We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused during the current bad weather, and ask customers to shop as they would normally do and buy only what they need.”

NorthLink has scheduled sailings between Lerwick and Scrabster to maintain connections with the mainland.



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  • Ali Inkster

    • February 5th, 2021 19:12

    Meanwhile other local retail establishments have no problems with stock plenty ta keep aabody fed ower da helly.
    Thought I better mention it since nobody at the Shetland times thought to

  • Charlie Gallagher

    • February 6th, 2021 13:24

    Strong swells along NE Coast and I’ve got to ask when did a big swell ever stop well-found ferries? Is not the true reason a strong easterly wind and a large swell pushing into the entrance of Aberdeen Harbour especially around the bottom of the tide and the danger of grounding in the entrance channel?
    Why can’t they just be straight or are Northling afraid of upsetting the Port Authority?


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