Sunday, 22 November 2009

Surface Transport in Shetland before the mid 70's

Shetland Inter-Island RoRo Ferries were introduced between 1973 and 1975. Prior to their arrival transport between the islands was a much more complicated and, dare I say, haphazard affair. Assuming readers were not VIPs there were really just 2 means of travel from Lerwick to Unst. Air Passengers arriving at Sumburgh would need to take the bus to Lerwick. From Lerwick northwards the choices were:

The MV Earl of Zetland: see

The "Overland" : see


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