Pentland Ferries plans to resume its service between St Margaret's Hope and Gills Bay on Tuesday 13 June following the grounding of MV Pentalina in April.
Managing Director of Pentland Ferries, Helen Inkster, said: “We can confirm that after some unanticipated delays, the work on the MV Pentalina is now complete. The vessel has met class and MCA approval, and is now en route back to Orkney.
“To allow time for transit and the crew to have sufficient rest, we plan to recommence service on Tuesday 13 June. We regret the delays for our customers but are pleased that the service between St Margaret’s Hope and Gills Bay will soon be reinstated.
“We thank our customers for their patience, and our crews and shoreside teams for their unfailing dedication and determination to get the vessel back into service as soon as possible.”
In order to meet any increased demand, NorthLink Ferries has introduced additional sailings on its Pentland Firth route between Stromness and Scrabster on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays during June. You can view the full timetable on the NorthLink Ferries website.