Whalsay

Whalsay demands disabled public toilets and upgrade to ferry waiting room

Does the Shetland Islands Council’s concern for the safety and well being of disabled people stop at the Laxo and Vidlin ferry terminals? In a report in the media Steel shortage prompts delay in Whalsay linkspan refurbishment; Shetland News, 25 August 2021) it was stated that “councillor Allison Duncan voiced his concern that waiting rooms and […] Shetland News …


A lifetime at sea

WHEN John Arthur Irvine started his fishing career in 1959 at the tender age 15 as a cook on board the Fortuna there was little technology which could help the men finding the fish and also finding their way around the vast ocean. They worked close to shore and learning from the older hands of […] Shetland News …


Steel shortage prompts delay in Whalsay linkspan refurbishment

PLANS to refurbish the Whalsay ferry linkspan at Symbister have been pushed back until next year due to difficulties sourcing the necessary materials. Members of Shetland Islands Council’s harbour board heard on Wednesday that refurbishments at Vidlin and Skerries were carried out in April and May as planned. But work intended to go ahead in […] Shetland News …


‘One hundred and ninety years of history crumbling into the sea’ – fresh concern over state of Whalsay dock

WHALSAY Community Council has approached the amenity trust and council amid worries the “state of decay” of the isle’s ‘peerie dock’. The community council says it “urgently requires restoration” – both from a safety and historical perspective. A report compiled on the situation says the dock, in Symbister, has served the community in various ways […] Shetland News …