Hundreds of Norwegians arrive to celebrate national day
Happy Norwegian Day!
This group of visitors arrived in Lerwick Harbour this morning in celebratory mood looking to make the most of their national day with a visit to the isles.
With flags flying and drums beating there was no doubting the Norwegian visitors, who sailed into Lerwick, were here to have a good time on what is an official national holiday in their homeland. Their number was further bolstered with hundreds more arriving on board the cruise ship Ocean Endeavour to mark the day in the isles.
However, there will be a more sombre element to the day’s events with a ceremony and wreath-laying at the Shetland Bus Memorial in Scalloway.
It is anticipated that about 300 Norwegians are expected in Scalloway for the memorial this afternoon, after which teas and homebakes will be served in the Scalloway Hall, with a performance of Norwegian songs.
• For full coverage see Friday’s Shetland Times.