North Mainland Notes 24.12.08

Boyz Aloud reunited

IT’S evident through reading the Wrultizers’ website that this football team don’t take themselves too seriously, but it’s also evident that over the years they have played some excellent football. Among their achievements are becoming 2007 Works League champions while 2008 saw them lift the DITT Cup. The website also goes on to tell how they became runners-up in the Nuts magazine WKD team of the year and states that they are the hardest partying team in the Works League and possibly the world.

With this in mind the Wrultizers FC event in the Northern Lights Function Room on 27th December at 9pm promises to be an entertaining evening. Boyz Aloud are reunited for the Christmas holiday and will be making a festive appearance. Tickets cost £5 and are available from the Northern Lights or the Brae Garage.

Ollaberry dance Here’s a reminder that the Ollaberry hall is holding the annual Ollaberry Christmas supper dance on Saturday.

This family event begins at 8pm and in addition to the supper and dancing there will also be a raffle in aid of CLAN 1,2,3 appeal. As the bar is open, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. The supper dance is pay at the door and costs £5 for adults, £3 for under-18s and under-fives are free.

Christmas quizzers

The annual Friday morning end-of-term Christmas quiz in Brae High School resulted in almost 100 pupil participants.

Teams were asked to answer a variety of questions on topics from local politics to national sport and everything in between.

Christmas karaoke

The population of Voe seems to be steadily increasing as time goes on. This is helped by a number of new babies in the area and even a set of twins.

Over 30 bairns from pre-school to primary seven enjoyed the annual Voe Christmas party this year. In addition to a visit from Santa and some beautiful presents, organisers had also asked along Gordon with his karaoke equipment.

The microphone was red- hot all evening as the bairns got into the spirit of the evening without a hint of stage-fright. A raffle to raise funds for the Christmas party raised over £500. This is a terrific achievement and congratulations to Kitty Jamieson of Walls who won the first prize of a luxury hamper.

Practice hours

Staff at the Brae Medical Practice have had a busy 2008 and are looking forward to a well-earned festive break.

The practice will close at 5pm today until Monday 29th December when normal hours, from 8.30am to 5pm, resume. The surgery will then close for the New Year holiday at 5pm on 31st December and reopen on Monday 5th January as normal.

Patients requiring medical treatment while the surgery is closed should contact NHS 24 on 08454 24 24 24. In addition, walk-in clinics will be available at the Gilbert Bain Hospital on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th December from 10am to 1pm. This clinic will also be open for the same hours during the New Year holiday on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd January.

Merry Christmas

In my haste to send these notes to The Shetland Times and rescue an overcooked stew from the oven, I almost forgot to wish you all a Happy Christmas. I hope Santa is good to you all – I think I might be getting a cookery book.


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