Redd Up bairns’ message surprise

Pupils from Nesting Primary School with the message in a bottle they found during the Voar Redd Up.

Pupils from Nesting Primary School with the message in a bottle they found during the Voar Redd Up.

Bairns in Nesting made an unexpected find as part of the Voar Redd Up – a message in a bottle.

The youngsters were clearing bruck from Scudillswick beach when in among the debris from last winter’s storms they discovered the bottle.

It originates from Denmark and was sent on 5th November, 2009. The sender was a Mr Nissum, from Lemvig, Denmark, and the message was numbered: 7039.

The bottle and message are in a good condition and pupils will try to contact Mr Nissum to let them know they received his message.

Thousands of folk will be taking part in the 27th annual Voar Redd Up this weekend – the largest community event of its kind in the UK.

If you are taking part in the redd up and have photos or video you can share them with The Shetland Times. Email them to editorial@shetlandtimes.co.uk, or share them on the Facebook page. Some of the best may be published in next week’s paper.

Just some of the tins found by the Waas Community Development Group as they did the Redd Up towards Mid-Waas. Photo courtesy of Iris Sandison

Just some of the tins found by the Waas Community Development Group as they did the Redd Up towards Mid-Waas. Photo courtesy of Iris Sandison

Shetland Amenity trust organises the redd up and environment project officer, Sita Goudie, said: “With thousands taking part this weekend, we would like to remind drivers to be aware of redd up volunteers clearing roadsides and ask them to take extra care.”

As in previous years the trust has three environmental improvements teams to collect the redd up bruck for disposal and recycling.

Groups are reminded to inform the trust when their redd up is finished so bruck can be collected as soon as possible, and to complete and return their redd up survey by 1st July.

Mrs Goudie added: “While we have three teams which gather the bruck from around Shetland, they do have a lot of ground to cover.

“Therefore, if your bags are not picked up within a few days of your redd up please contact the trust again to tell us where the bags are located.

“Also, please remember to complete and submit your survey form following your redd up, it not only helps us to gather data on the volume and type of bruck gathered but also secure funding to continue this invaluable initiative. If you would prefer to submit your survey online you can do this on the Shetland Amenity Trust website.

The clean-up will continue over the coming weeks and the amenity trust is reminding registered groups that there are many packs still awaiting collection at the trust offices in Garthspool.

2 comments

  1. Harry Dent

    Thank you to everyone who’s taking part in the Voar Redd Up, but what a shame other people’s thoughtlessness, ignorance, and carelessness make it necessary in the first place.

    Take your lager cans and cider bottles home with you instead of chucking them out the car window!

    Rant over.

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  2. Mary Leask

    Well done da Nesting bairns. A bottle message from Lemvig, Denmark was also found at Levenwick beach in April 2011 during Da Voar Redd Up. It was No 6925, sent on 3rd November 2009 by Mr E Pederson Nr. Nissum.

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