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Fair Isle Ferry

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Fair Isle Ferry
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MV Good Shepherd IV at Hays Dock, Lerwick - Geograph - 5882355.jpg
The Good Shepherd IV at Hay's Dock, Lerwick
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From:  Grutness • Lerwick
To:  Fair Isle
Distance:  44 km (27.3 miles)

The Fair Isle Ferry provides a link to Fair Isle from Grutness, on Shetland. The journey takes about two and a half hours. In summer the ferry sails three times a week to/from Grutness at the south end of Shetland (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) and once a fortnight it sails to Lerwick. In winter there is only one sailing per week from Grutness (Tuesday - weather permitting, or next suitable day).

Good Shepherd III in its dry dock on Fair Isle

Owing to the exposed location of the pier in Fair Isle, typically the Good Shepherd is hauled out of the sea between trips, unless the weather is good.


Name IMO Operator Dates Notes
Good Shepherd IV Shetland Islands Council 1986-date 1 car via crane - No IMO MarineTraffic
Good Shepherd III Fair Isle islanders 1972-1986 Transferred to Papa Stour service as Koada


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Fair Isle Ferry
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MV Good Shepherd IV at Hays Dock, Lerwick - Geograph - 5882355.jpgGood Shepherd III, Fair Isle - Geograph - 2379551.jpgNorth Haven, Fair Isle - Geograph - 2379542.jpg
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