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NorthLink Ferries Set to Appear in Successful Shetland Series

16th January 2016

Photograph of NorthLink Ferries Set to Appear in Successful Shetland Series

-- Location Fee Donated to Local Charity

NorthLink Ferries is set to make its debut in the BBCs successful Shetland series this month.

Passenger ferry MV Hrossey will appear in the third series of the crime television programme, which stars Douglas Henshall as Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez, due to air from Friday 15 January 2016.

Speaking of the appearance, Stuart Garrett, managing director of NorthLink Ferries, said: We are all very proud to see MV Hrossey play its part in the latest series of Shetland.

The passenger and freight vessels are a lifeline service for those living on Shetland and Orkney so it is great to see NorthLink Ferries featured within the programme which has become a global success and attracted viewers from as far as Australia.

As part of its ongoing relationship with Scottish charity Dogs Against Drugs, NorthLink Ferries has donated its location fee to support the charity, which was established in Shetland to safeguard the island from illegal drugs.

The ferry operator and Police Scotland currently work closely with the charity in ensuring that passengers and freight arrive free from illegal substances.

Stuart continued: "For a number of years Dogs Against Drugs have been active in providing a deterrent to drug trafficking when travelling between the mainland and the Northern Isles.

The charity provides great awareness training to many of our employees both on board and within the terminals as well as a dog handler at the Lerwick terminal.

We hope that the donation of the location fee from the Shetland series will help Dogs Against Drugs continue their great work.

For more information about NorthLink Ferries or to make a booking, visit www.northlinkferries.co.uk or call 0845 6000 449.

 

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