Talk:Shetland Islands

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Atlantic Airways[edit]

I moved this info from the page to here, since it is not really relevant if they are currently not operating flights:

The Faroese airline Atlantic Airways used to provide a twice weekly seasonal (June to October) service from London (Stansted), but this route has not operated since 2009 due to the difficulties experienced by passengers travelling without passports when fog at Sumburgh caused the flight to be diverted to Atlantic Airways' home airport in the Faroe Islands.

—The preceding comment was added by 90.198.130.193 (talkcontribs) , 21 November 2015 (UTC)

I agree, and given that this is 6-year-old news, I'd say you could have just deleted it with an edit summary, though moving it here did no harm. Ikan Kekek (talk) 15:28, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

Scalloway Isles[edit]

There are three small islands linked by road to Scalloway that each have their own near-hollow page: Trondra and West & East Burra. There's little there, just one B&B between all three it looks like, and not much to do other than pootle down the lane, admire the view, then come back. So they're similar to the Churchill Barrier islands in Orkney, described on that "Mainland" page, but without any South Ronaldsay meriting fuller description. I propose to incorporate them into Scalloway and redirect. Seem reasonable? Grahamsands (talk) 18:02, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

No voices pro or con so I've now incorporated those islands' content into Scalloway - which took most of four lines in "See". This is final call for comment, then I'll redirect them on Mon 10 June. Grahamsands (talk) 18:05, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

That was done but raised the question of the other islands.

  • Yell, Unst, Foula & Fair Isle had their own pages, so those were populated
  • Papa Stour, Fetlar and Mousa were described under their port of departure
  • Whalsay and Out Skerries have been placed under Mainland "See" - there wasn't another page to attach them to, and they don't merit their own.

The other problem was a ponderous intro & understand, though it made many good points. These have moved into various see & do sections (eg music) so they feel part of the traveller experience not a separate download of knowledge. Grahamsands (talk) 10:39, 9 August 2019 (UTC)