Piras says she left to escape stalker
A partally sighted singer who made Shetland her home after being caught up in the 7/7 attacks in London has apparently had to leave the isles to escape a stalker.
Elena Piras, who was born in Sardinia, was travelling on the tube in London in July 2005 when terrorists detonated bombs on three underground trains and on a bus at Tavistock Square.
This week a memorial was held in London to remember the tragedies in which over 50 people died.
Ms Piras initially moved to Edinburgh in 2006 after her hearing was affected by one of the
suicide bomber blasts. She later spent time in Glasgow and Pitlochry before being attracted to the popular folk music scene in Shetland.
After moving to Lerwick she became well known for her musical performances, playing and singing at Mareel as part of the centre’s popular singer/songwriter evenings. She also performed a various events around the isles.
However, after working as an extra on the BBC crime drama Shetland, she met a man who she has since described as becoming “fixated” with her.
Ms Piras told national newspaper she had now left the isles because of the stalker, who she still hadn’t got rid of completely.
She said: “I am in a different place now and I don’t want this person to know where I am. That is difficult though because as an artiste I have to have a website where I make contacts for work.
“I don’t know whether I’ll stay where I am long-term … I just want to concentrate on being a self-employed musician.”