Updated: Inter-island ferry disruption

The Yell Sound route has dropped down to a single vessel service this morning (Wednesday) due to the windy weather.

The route is operating to the shift timetable and all bookings are currently suspended.

The Bressay ferry has been tied up in Lerwick as of 1.30pm after several attempts to reach Bressay failed.

It could be 6pm at the earliest for the next sailing, according to the SIC voicebank.

Both Whalsay ferries have also been tied up due to the weather, with no changes expected until around 5pm.

More information is available at https://www.shetland.gov.uk/ferrystatus, or by calling each route’s voicebank.


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  • Cecil Robertson

    • October 11th, 2023 14:17

    Tunnels should address the problems.

    • Mr ian Tinkler

      • October 12th, 2023 9:30

      Cecil, talk about stating the obvious!!! However as Scotland a world leaders in space travel, perhaps a rocket would do. “Scottish government innovation minister Richard Lochhead will tell industry leaders in Los Angeles this week that Scotland’s space sector is in a “world leading position.”

      • cecil robertson

        • October 12th, 2023 17:05

        well pointed out and well said – governments et al, please note.

        Just a thought, — If rockets not available could some spare submarines assist — any cotacts?

    • Mr ian Tinkler

      • October 15th, 2023 14:10

      Just a thought, perhaps Shetland’s new rockets could be issued to our SNP politicians as new-age ultra green suppositories. I would volunteer to light a fuse or two.


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