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by penerod Online Now Mar 23, 2008 at 2:54 AM

Hi,
I am planning to visit the Shetland islands this summer, and would love to see some of the more remote areas, small villages and beaches.
I will be relying on public transport though as I dont have a drivers license.
Is there an extensive and frequent bus service on the islands that would allow me to see a lot of the islands?
And the ferries? Are they regular and have bus connections?
Many thanks:-)

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    Re: public transport around Shetland

    by margaretvn Online Now Mar 23, 2008 at 3:18 AM

    Shetland is wonderful and although a car does give you more freedom to move about, these two sites will help you with buses and ferries. Walking is also great there
    I know you can get a multi ticket for the ferries.

    zettrans.org.uk/bus/LerwickB...

    http://www.shetland.gov.uk/ferries/

    I have put my tips on my Scotland page but if i can help do let me know.

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    Re: public transport around Shetland

    by leics Online Now Mar 23, 2008 at 3:25 AM

    www.visitshetland.com is the official tourist info site with lots of details and links to ferries etc.

    http://www.shetland.gov.uk/transport/ has useful links, including bus timetables. I wouldn't call these to be either 'frequent' or 'extensive' (not really financially viable in such a location) but they will be sufficient for your needs in combination with walking.

    You might also consider hiring a bike.

    grantfieldgarage.ndo.co.uk/c... (in Lerwick).

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