17th January 2017

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More volunteers needed as Shetland Boat Week plots expansion

• Shetland Boat Week organisers are appealing for volunteers ahead of this year’s event.

• New ideas are being developed with the hope that more people will get involved.

• Helpers are needed in the lead-up to, and during this year’s event, from 7th to 13th August.

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Consultation to be carried out by OSCR over Shetland Charitable Trust changes

• Trust’s reorganisation application will be considered by charity regulator

• It follows representation from Jonathan Wills

• Trust vice chair opposed to ‘dilution of democratic control’

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WATCH: Favourable weather as winds ease for Scalloway galley burning

• Around 300 guizers march through Scalloway ahead of galley burning.

• Shark headed galley becomes a talking point locally in an interesting break from tradition.

• Earlier winds die away bringing favourable weather to the galley burning.

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WATCH: Unique shark headed galley unveiled as Scalloway Fire Festival gets underway

• The weather did little to deter people from turning out for a first look at this year’s Scalloway Jarl’s Squad.

• After an early morning visit to the NAFC Marine Centre Victor Laurenson led the near 50-man squad along a route starting at the Scalloway Boating Club.

• At the head of the galley the squad have used some artistic licence and departed from the traditional dragon’s head. Instead a shark’s head has taken its place.

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