Fair Isle Ferry Replacement

North Haven, Fair Isle

Fair Isle Ferry Replacement Project

Welcome to the Fair Isle Ferry Replacement project page. 
Overall project updates and progress will be published in this section, as well as stakeholder events, FAQs and other relevant information.

This project aims to deliver a replacement ferry for the Fair Isle ferry route; introducing a larger vessel with increased access and freight handling capability as well as the introduction of Roll on - Roll off (Ro-Ro) services. 




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Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 & the Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017

Notice is hereby given that Shetland Islands Council, at 8 North Ness Business Park, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0LZ, has been granted by the Scottish Ministers marine licences under section 20 of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 with conditions attached, to construct, alter and improve harbour works, capital dredging and deposit of dredged material for Fair Isle Harbour Improvement Works at Fair Isle Harbour with a total area of approximately 1,425 m2 (central latitude and longitude co-ordinate: 59° 32.312' N  001° 36.209' W (WGS84)).
The decision notice outlining the reasons and considerations on which the decision is based together with related documentation are available for inspection online at https://marine.gov.scot/ml/fair-isle-harbour-improvement-works and https://www.shetland.gov.uk/fair-isle-ferry-replacement or upon written request to:

Marine Directorate - Licensing Operations Team,
Scottish Government,
375 Victoria Road,
AB11 9DB.


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Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 & Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017

Notice is hereby given that Shetland Islands Council has applied to the Scottish Ministers for a marine licence under section 20 of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 for the construction of harbour improvements and capital dredging and sea deposit of dredged material at Fair Isle Harbour with a total area of approximately 1,425m2Any representations should be made in writing not later than 30 September 2023

More details, including the Environmental Impact Assessement (EIA) Report, can be found on the Marine Scotland website


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Fair Isle Ferry Replacement: Project Team

If you have a query or would like more information, please contact the project team:


Transport Planning
8 North Ness Business Park