Cashless in Shetland – Day 4

Another day, another ferry – this time from Gutcher (Yell) to Belmont (Unst). Great service, ran to time and very friendly staff but still cash only!

A trip to the UK’s most northerly Post Office was a mixed (cashless) bag – cashless for stamps but cash only for the postcard to stick the stamp on!

Also, paid £1 cash into my Starling Bank account – this is probably the most northerly credit pay-in to a Starling account. The lady at the till had never heard of Starling so took a few moments to share!

Saw two ATM’s on the island today, both charged a fee and one was broken – cash not in plentiful supply on Unst!

Loads of bus stops on the Shetland Islands, including the famous Bobby’s Bus Stop on Unst. Didn’t see one bus today and haven’t found out if they take cashless payments.

With mobile phone signal being so patchy phone boxes are important – ‘no cash, no problem’ when making a call from the UK’s most northerly phone box.

Final port of call was the replica Viking longship at Haroldswick – free entry with a request for (cash only) donations.

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