• The depute electoral registration officer for Orkney and Shetland, Ian Leslie, has explained why it is important that householders in Shetland should complete their annual electoral registration household enquiry form, which has been delivered by post in the past few days.

  • The lanes fun-run during Lerwick Shopping Week, including twice up and down the steep Bank Lane, was won by Lukas Gaertner in the senior category, finishing in a time of 9 minutes 9 seconds, and second was Steve Day and third was Carl Simpson. The winner in the junior category, while dressed-up as Olaf the Snowman, was Kate Frank, in a time of 13 minutes 51 seconds and Jaden Grant was second.

  • Lliam Paterson’s opera for babies called BambinO is touring including a visit to Mareel after Glasgow, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Aberdeen, Inverness, Perth and Motherwell. BambinO is directed by Phelim McDermott and has been described as a pioneering and unique piece of music theatre for infants aged 6 months to 18 months.

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