Friday, 21 October 2016
Forty Years at Tingwall
Tingwall Airport, sometimes called Lerwick Airport, is situated near the village of Gott, some four miles north of Shetland's main town. It has been in use for 40 years and next Monday - 24 October - will be hosting an Open Door Celebration from 12.30 - 16.30. For most of its existence there have been scheduled, though limited, services to airports well beyond, but in recent years flights for the public are restricted to and from Foula, Papa Stour, Fair Isle and the Out Skerries. This is, of course, in addition to services involving ambulance, rescue, coastguard, lighthouse and oil installations. Shetland News has a full account of its history and operations.
Scottish Islands Explorer - not on sale at this airport
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