PETER MANSBRIDGE went through two sets of hoops to find the information he needed to use the buses on a recent visit to the northernmost UK islands, but found himself wishing that there was more and that it could be accessed more readily without resorting to a camera phone or photocopies


With a ticket booked to Lerwick as a foot passenger on the overnight ferry from Aberdeen last spring, I took to the internet to ascertain whether I would be able to reach attractions across the islands by service bus rather than falling back on a hire car. An internet search led me to two websites, which somewhat confusingly operate in parallel.

I began with the Shetland Travel Information website at provided by ZetTrans and Promote Shetland, providing timetables for buses, ferries and inter-island flights.

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