North Mainland Notes 29.08.08

Voxter playday
THE PLAYDAY at Voxter on Friday 15th August was a great day out for bairns and their parents.

The weather was glorious and the midgies, who plagued everyone on the morning, disappeared in the afternoon.

Linda Davis and Rory Tallack set up a series of nature trails and the bairns collected a lot of interesting things for their journey sticks. The walled garden at Voxter also had a little visitor in the shape of a hedgehog much to the delight of the bairns. During the day in the grounds of Voxter house there were games, a sandpit and softplay for all ages.

Meanwhile in the craft room Kirsten Hay and Tony Humbleyard created recycled art with the pre-school to primary seven age groups. However, the favourite place of the entire day was the burn and everyone certainly enjoyed splashing around in it.

A huge thank you to everyone who made the day possible and all those who worked and played there. The organisers hope to see you all again next year.

Hillswick teas
The Hillswick hall continues its fund-raising with afternoon teas on Sunday from 3-5pm.

In addition there will be a raffleand a homebakes stall.

The committee would appreciate any donations of homebakes, vegetables or jams and these can be taken to the hall on Sunday or given to any committee member.

Collafirth rowing
Tomorrow Northmavine will play host to the Shetland Yoal Rowing Association’s champ­ionship regatta at the Collafirth Pier.

Yoals should be in water at 3pm for the first race at 3.30pm.

The order of races is: veteran men; open women; open men; veteran woman; under-21 men; under-21 women; under-16 boys; and under-16 girls.

A presentation and prizegiving will take place at 8pm followed by music with Loveshack in the Collafirth Pier shed from 9.30pm until 1am and folk can pay at the door.

For more information please telephone (01806) 533228 or mobile 07789 143516.

Care centre recruitment
In an attempt to help the recruitment process for part-time community care workers, North Haven Care Centre in Brae will hold an informal open evening in the Brae Hall club room on 12th September from 6-8pm.

In the past people have made enquiries about care work in the community, but have not followed these job applications through.

The care centre hopes that people will come along to the open night and realise that they actually have the necessary skills and experience. Staff will be on hand to help with any questions and queries people may have.

Eela reminder
Both the Voe Pier Trust and Sullom eelas will take place tomorrow.

At Voe the competition is from 4-6pm with a weigh-in at 7pm on the Voe pier. A fried fish supper will follow in the Pierhead Restaurant.

The Sullom eela is an hour later from 5-7pm. The weigh-in will take place at the Sullom Hall at 8pm followed by a fish sale, fry-up and music.

Maree Hay


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