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.
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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.