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Where should the North Boat dock?  

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  1. 1. Where should the North Boat dock?

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yet more time wasted thinking of excuses not to do something.

If you are not there when the boat leaves you've missed it same as any other time.

 

if you are going to waste so much time coming up with excuses at least make them good ones.

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If you are not there when the boat leaves you've missed it same as any other time.

 

 

There is a contract you had where you had to be on the ferry for travel at a certain time. Not there No travel. Simples.

 

And thank you for your lack of offensive language, even though we may be on the way to dictatorship, it is far nicer than knowing you would not use offensive language, to the fact that you could not. A first step, well done.

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stuff the contract, good customer service is about understanding the customers needs and going that extra yard when circumstances dictate.

It takes very little effort as long as you are willing and as we can see from your attitude here you are one of those that would not put in that extra bit of effort because "its not in the contract".

Thanks for proving my opinion of you.

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There was a thread started a while ago called Shetlink Living Room, where folk can speak about anything they want to clear the air.

 

Any chance there could be a Shetlink Flatboddim, and set bobdahog and shetlandpeat adrift in it so they can continue their verbal sparring without dragging a useful and interesting thread into a two person 'I'm right, you're wrong' tedium?

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There was a thread started a while ago called Shetlink Living Room, where folk can speak about anything they want to clear the air.

 

Any chance there could be a Shetlink Flatboddim, and set bobdahog and shetlandpeat adrift in it so they can continue their verbal sparring without dragging a useful and interesting thread into a two person 'I'm right, you're wrong' tedium?

 

Yeah, but can we open a book and place odds too? I'll whack a fiver on bobahog! :wink:

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I would like to say that, having been a fairly frequent traveller on Northlink in recent months, I can only praise them for the staff courtesy and the efficient service that they provide.

On the one occasion that I had a complaint to make, a very minor one, I was listened to at the time and I walked away happily afterwards.

The reservations staff, in particular, are superb and alter bookings at short notice with utmost efficiency.

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There was a thread started a while ago called Shetlink Living Room, where folk can speak about anything they want to clear the air.

 

Any chance there could be a Shetlink Flatboddim, and set bobdahog and shetlandpeat adrift in it so they can continue their verbal sparring without dragging a useful and interesting thread into a two person 'I'm right, you're wrong' tedium?

 

One of us may be late and would sail without the other one.

 

Northlink, from my experience have always been good. Though I miss the fun of the P&O boats from years ago, there were also complaints about them.

 

They have sail in some exciting weather and will probably do so again. I do remember P&O being over 50 quid eachway, where as Northlink it is less than 50 quid return. That is the compromise. More folk I think use the ferry because it is cheap. I have always seen the day shoppers with all their bags at Aberdeen.

If the ferry was the 100+ each way, it would mean greater gaps for folk to visit folk.

 

Northlink is owned by the people of Scotland.

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  • 4 months later...
No sailing on the Friday,Saturday or Monday before.

Just one on the Sunday.

The timing does seem somewhat bonkers but to be fair they are laying on one "extra" sailing:

 

With the fire festival attracting an ever growing number of visitors to the islands, NorthLink have said they will run a day time ferry leaving Aberdeen at 10am on 28 January arriving at Lerwick at 8pm, then departing Lerwick at 10pm to arrive in Aberdeen at 8am the following day.

 

It is interesting that such a sailing can be referred to as "extra." It is only extra to even less, so not really extra in my book.

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At a guess they are hoping to stir up a lot of protest after the Scottish Government would not let them charter a Cal-Mac boat for the Stromness--Scrabster service to reduce the disruption during the dry dock period. But of course we can all blame Tavish as he was the politician responsible for not putting something about chartering replacement ships during the dry dock period in the original Northlink contract.

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i thought they were the same company.
Sort of yes and no. Both part of the same government owned company but trading separately.
David MacBrayne Limited, which is wholly owned by Scottish Ministers, is the parent company of the David MacBrayne Group. The Group’s principal subsidiaries are CalMac Ferries Limited, which operates the Clyde and Hebrides ferry services, and NorthLink Ferries Limited, which operates the Northern Isles ferry services. In addition, the passenger-only Gourock/Dunoon ferry service is operated by another subsidiary, Argyll Ferries Limited. All of these services are provided under public service contracts with the Scottish Government, for which a grant is received.
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