NorthLink Ferries to Orkney and Shetland

Serco NorthLink Ferries Teams Up with Best-Selling Author

Serco NorthLink Ferries is set to welcome a best-selling crime author on board next week.

Passengers will have the chance to meet Ann Cleeves, the writer best known for her murder mystery tales based in Shetland, as she travels from Kirkwall to Lerwick on Thursday, 11 September.

Every passenger on-board will also receive a free copy of Blue Lightning, the fourth book in the Shetland Islands series.

She will be heading north as she joins forces with Orkney and Shetland Libraries for ‘24 Islands/24 Hours’, a unique series of events celebrating reading, writing and libraries in a 24 hour race against the clock.

From 3.00 pm on Thursday 11th September to 3.00 pm on Friday 12th September there will be events on 24 islands in Orkney and Shetland, culminating in the launch of Ann’s new Shetland novel, Thin Air at Britain’s most northerly library, in Baltasound, Unst.

Stuart Garrett, Managing Director for Serco NorthLink Ferries, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ann on board, offering a memorable experience for our passengers.

“Ann is a talented writer and we look forward to what is sure to be a unique journey.”

Stewart Bain, Library Assistant at Orkney Library and Archive, added: “We are delighted to welcome Ann back to the Northern Isles for this celebration of the great work being done in libraries across the UK.”

UPDATED 24.9.14 :There’s now a web page dedicated to the 24 islands/24 hours events. There is a photo and a little bit of information about each event here: http://www.shetland-library.gov.uk/24islandsevents.asp

Share this page
Print this Page
View more articles about Northlink

More like this:

New Look for Netball Orkney Thanks to NorthLink Ferries

New Look for Netball Orkney Thanks to NorthLink Ferries

All of Netball Orkney’s age group teams are now stepping out onto the court in style thanks to sponsorship from NorthLink Ferries. The ferry operator provided 70 new strips for the players of Netball Orkney which will be worn for both home and away competitions. The new kit follows NorthLink Ferries’ continued sponsorship of the association, with the operator also providing travel support for all their teams.

NorthLink Ferries set to make reappearance in popular Shetland series

NorthLink Ferries set to make reappearance in popular Shetland series

NorthLink Ferries is once again set to appear in the BBC’s successful Shetland TV series later this year. Passenger ferry MV Hrossey will appear in the fourth series of the award-winning crime television programme, which stars Douglas Henshall as Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez.