Operational note – Bressay Ferry service

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Changes will be made to the timetable for the Bressay Ferry service, following positive Covid cases among the ferry crew. 

The ferry will operate as normal today until the 1800hrs crossing from Lerwick.  There will then be a gap in the evening timetable with no sailings until the 2100hrs crossing from Bressay, followed by the 2130hrs from Lerwick, the 2145hrs from Bressay.  The last crossing will be the 2200hrs from Lerwick. 

A restricted timetable will be in place from tomorrow (Thursday 16th) and will be reviewed on Thursday 23rd December.  The first crossing will be the 0730hrs from Bressay with further alterations to the normal timetable throughout the day. Wherever possible, crews will fit in extra runs where there is a build-up of waiting traffic. 

The restricted timetable will soon be placed online at: https://www.shetland.gov.uk/ferries/timetable

Shetland Islands Council would like to apologise to passengers for the short notice-changes. 

Published: 15th December 2021