The Aith Lifeboat Gala, a fun day out for the family with firm favourites and new attractions, is being held on Sunday 7th June.
The gala will be officially opened in style at 2pm in style by the Lerwick Jarl’s Squad led by Guizer Jarl Stephen Mouat, Lerwick junior jarl Kristoffer Thomason and Northmavine Jarl Ivan Goodlad and their squads.
Music on the pier will be courtesy of drumming groups Sambaband and Aestaewast, Bernadette Porter with New Tradition and plenty more to keep the toes tapping.
Dedicated supporters of the gala Chris and Penny Williams from Mid Yell will be there with their St Bernard dogs, while members of the Bixter fire service will be doing a demonstration and cutting up a car. Pony rides or a ride in a gig will be available and specifically for the youngest visitors, the Rankin Lounge of the Aith Hall will have pedal cars, soft play and a ball pool to keep them amused.
A large marquee down at the pier will host a tombola, hair braiding, face painting and RNLI souvenirs as well as some interesting new stalls and games. If anyone is feeling peckish they can pop into the lifeboat station for homemade doughnuts as well as ice-cream, candyfloss and hot dogs. Teas and sandwiches alongside the very popular Westside homebakes will be available in the hall, where folk can also have theirr fortune told by mystic Madame Zaza. Maybe she will be able to tell whether someone will be lucky in the gala raffle in which the star prize is a beautiful hand-quilted and embroidered wall hanging made and kindly donated by Sheila Blackman from Alford in Aberdeenshire.