Transport on Bressay
Service 41 – Weekly Shopper Service
In line with Shopper bus frequencies in the rest of Shetland, this service runs once a week. NEC cards are valid on this service. The bus picks up from all main roads on Bressay every Tuesday and takes folk onto the 10:30 ferry and then into Lerwick returning on the 14:30 ferry.
|Bressay Ferry Terminal||1008||Lerwick Esplande||1300|
|Voeside||1010||Lerwick Health Centre||1303|
|Bressay Public Hall||1017||Lerwick Co-op arrive||1308|
|Voehead Road||1018||Lerwick Co-op depart||1355|
|Bressay Ferry Terminal||1020||Lerwick Tesco||1400|
|Bressay Ferry||1030||Lerwick Ferry Terminal||1410|
|Lerwick Esplanade||1038||Bressay Ferry||1430|
|Lerwick Health Centre||1045||Bressay Ferry Terminal||1435|
|Bressay Public Hall||1442|
|Bressay Ferry Terminal||1450|
Service 42 – Post Bus Replacement
This service operates 3 days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays picking up from all main roads on Bressay and taking passengers to the ferry terminal for the 09:30 or 10:30 ferry. The return service meets the ferry on the Bressay side on the arrival of the 13:00 (1pm) ferry from Lerwick.
The outward journey must run, even if there are no passengers as it is scheduled, but the return journeys need to be pre-booked – if there are no passenger bookings, the return service does not run.
Bookings can be made by telephoning 01595 745745 by 4pm on the day prior to travel, or by speaking to the driver on the morning outward run. NEC cards are valid on this service.
|Bressay Ferry Terminal||0908||Hoegan||0935|
|Pettifirth Junction||0920||Ferry Terminal Gunnista||0958|
|Shop||0924||Bressay Ferry Terminal||1008|
|Bressay Ferry Terminal||0928||Kirkabister/Fullaburn/Hamilton/Glebe||1016|
|Ferry||0930||Bressay Ferry Terminal||1028|
British Red Cross Car Scheme
Bressay is covered by the Transport Support service run by the British Red Cross. This service offers transport support for “medical appointments and essential daily needs”. The transport is provided by a volunteer driver using their own car.
Passengers need to give 24 hours’ notice of their need to travel and are asked to make a contribution to the cost based on the mileage they travel. However, no one is refused travel because they cannot afford to pay. The driver is a volunteer and is not paid a wage but is reimbursed for any mileage, ferry costs and any expenses. The service can include transport to Sumburgh for onward travel to a medical appointment and an escort if this is necessary.
The driver contact number for Bressay is 01595 820751. The office contact number for more information on using the service or volunteering for it is 01595 695498.