With the tender deadline for the Northern Isles ferry contract fast approaching, Aberdeen and Northern Marts (ANM) has highlighted the importance of the NorthLink Ferries service to the north of Scotland’s agricultural industry.
Northlink Ferries has had to call the police 43 times in the last four years to arrest passengers, according to its managing director.
A leading ski centre has been forced to close and ferries cancelled today as wind and rain battered the north of Scotland.
Schools were closed, ferries cancelled and homes suffered power cuts as storms battered the west.
No additional cabins can be built on NorthLink’s ferries due to safety regulations - but four extra berths will be installed in the coming months.
Aberdeen guide dogs gained their sea paws this week after they boarded a Northlink Ferry as part of a training exercise.
Entries are now open for this year’s Aberdeen Christmas Classic event.
An extra freight ferry to serve Shetland is going into action this weekend after more than £2 million worth of fish was left in Lerwick because there wasn’t enough space on the NorthLink ferries.
NorthLink Ferries announced yesterday passenger numbers to the Northern Isles have soared by 10% since the firm took over the ferry service in July 2012.
School pupils from the Northern Isles are briefing passengers and crew in newly vamped safety announcements on board three NorthLink ferries.
The search for a crewmen, feared to have gone overboard from a ferry, was suspended last night.
Ferry company Serco NorthLink has awarded a Scottish wildlife charity more than £2,000.
The Scottish ferries union RMT will be holding a public meeting on Shetland calling for the nationalisation of Serco Northlink’s lifeline ferry services.
The Aberdeen to Lerwick ferry was forced to turn back tonight after a large wave caused damage to the boat.
The company running northern isle ferries and Caledonian Sleeper train services between Scotland and London saw nearly £300million wiped from its balance sheet yesterday.
Orcadian cattle enthusiasts wishing to attend the World Angus Forum, which comes to Scotland later this year, are being offered discount travel to the event.
NorthLink Ferries has been confirmed as the main event sponsor for this year's Aberdeen Christmas Classic.
Travellers in the north and north-east are continuing to suffer problems because of the poor weather conditions this afternoon.
A major search and rescue operation has been launched in the North Sea.