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Ferry firm tells non-essential travellers to stay away


By Alan Hendry

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NorthLink's Hamnavoe ferry operates on the Scrabster to Stromness route. Picture: NorthLink Ferries
NorthLink's Hamnavoe ferry operates on the Scrabster to Stromness route. Picture: NorthLink Ferries

Ferry company Serco NorthLink has issued a “stay at home” message to non-essential travellers during the coronavirus emergency.

NorthLink operates services between the Scottish mainland and the Northern Isles, including the Scrabster/Stromness link.

Stuart Garrett, Serco’s managing director of NorthLink Ferries, said: “We are currently running an essential lifeline service between the Scottish mainland and Orkney and Shetland. As the Easter weekend approaches, please do not travel, stay at home and help to stop the spread of Covid-19.

“We would like to thank our passengers for their understanding and cooperation at this time and look forward to welcoming them back on board in the future. Please stay safe and well and, again, please do not travel unless you have an absolute need to do so.”

Passengers are able to cancel or amend existing travel plans by contacting NorthLink Ferries on 0845 6000 449 or 01856 885500 or by emailing reservations@northlinkferries.co.uk


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