Didier and Valerie first came to Shetland for a visit 30 years ago. They have returned many times since, both for holidays and work. Now they have made the move and talk to podcast host Marjolein about this, and their new business, the cafe, C’est La Vie on Commercial Street.
Bressay Up-Helly-A’ next festival to be postponed
The Bressay Up-Helly-A’ festival has become the latest fire festival in the winter calendar to be postponed due to coronavirus.
In a short statement on Sunday evening, 2019 Bressay jarl Ross Manson said on behalf of the Bressay committee that they had to “regretfully announce” the postponement of their 2021 event.
Mr Manson said that it had been a “unanimous decision” to delay the 2021 event.
“Given the ongoing uncertainties surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic, we have taken the unanimous decision to postpone the festival for a year, in the hope we can return to a more normal way of life in time for the 2022 event.”
Bressay follows Lerwick, Scalloway and Nesting in pushing back next year’s festivals.
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Council reports no ‘significant issues’ with folk wearing face coverings on public transport
The SIC has reported “no significant issues” with passengers refusing to wear face coverings on public transport.
Face coverings were made compulsory on public transport, including buses, taxis and enclosed areas on inter-island ferries, last month.
On Friday, people visiting shops were also required to wear face coverings.
The SIC said: “There have been no significant issues on council run ferries or on public bus services in recent weeks.
“Council staff are not aware of any passengers who have been refused travel because of not wearing a face covering.”
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Police launch annual motorcycle safety campaign
Road users in Shetland are being urged to be vigilant of motorcyclists as part of an annual summertime campaign.
Police Scotland has launched its safety campaign in a bid to raise awareness of the risks to vulnerable road users.
Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable road users. While they make up just one per cent of the traffic on our roads they account for around 13 per cent of fatalities.
During the summer months, police increase their focus to motorcycle safety as larger numbers of people take their bikes out to take advantage of the good weather.
Superintendent Simon Bradshaw from Police Scotland’s road policing division asked all drivers to be mindful of other road users and pay particular attention for motorbikes.
He also urged motorcyclists to always ride responsibly, ensuring they wear all the necessary safety clothing and travel at safe speeds, appropriate to the conditions they face.
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