Walls Brownies’ leader Angela Leask speak to podcast host Marjolein Robertson about the Waas Up-Helly-A’. On Friday, 30th March, the Brownies will don their Viking outfits to celebrate the last Up Helly Aa of the season. Angela explains the origins of the 30 year old celebration on the Westside and talks about the benefits for the bairns involved and the community as a whole.
CAB praised by Shetland MSP
Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart praised the hardworking staff and volunteers of the local bureau for their continued dedication to improving lives during a debate on Citizens Advice Scotland in the Scottish Parliament this week.
Ms Wishart praised the Scottish organisation for helping people avoid “debt, poverty and homelessness” and paid tribute to the staff at the Lerwick branch.
Ms Wishart said: “The Citizen’s Advice Bureau has been a lifeline for countless people in Shetland.
“The service provided by the bureau is vital to those seeking support in a wide range of issues in Shetland and, as stated in the debate, it is absolutely a service that we cannot do without.”
She added: “I would like to further extend my personal gratitude to all the staff and volunteers at the Citizen’s Advice Bureau for continuing their invaluable work to provide universal help to all those who need it.”
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New appointee to Shetland Tourism Association
A former West Side woman has been appointed by Shetland Tourism Association as a new development officer.
Osla Jamwal-Fraser took up her role on Monday, 1st March. Her aim is to continue the work done over the past year to provide support and information to member businesses in the tourism sector.
Ms Fraser grew up on a croft at Culswick and spent many years working in hospitality and catering. For the past 17 years she has been living and working in Italy, specialising in the agri-tourism, hospitality and food and wine sectors. She returned to Shetland last year.
“Tourism has been an increasingly important part of Shetland’s economy and I’d like to see Shetland draw full benefit from the wealth of natural resources and heritage we have to offer as part of our recovery [from Covid],” said Ms Fraser.
Tourism association chairwoman, Emma Miller, added: “We are delighted to have appointed Olsa to this role. Her enthusiasm and experience will be valuable asset to us.”
Shetland’s children dress up for World Book Day
The isles little readers didn’t hold back for this year’s World Book Day which took place on Thursday, 4th March, dressing up as everything from superheroes to scientists.
The annual event encourages school children to emulate their favourite characters from their favourite book and has become a firm highlight of the school calendar since its inception in 1995.
Check out some of this years peerie characters.
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