Fiddlers in Mareel

SHETLAND’S Young Fiddler of the Year competition will be held in Mareel for the first time this year.

The musical showdown takes place over two days on 26 and 27 April, culminating in a gala concert on Saturday night when the wnners will be announced.

Valerie Watt and Vaila Grant have taken over responsibility for organizing the event on behalf of Shetland Folk Society from veterans Charlie Simpson and Douglas Sinclair.

“We have over 80 fiddlers competing for six titles over three age groups under the age of 16 over both days. The finals concert will be worth seeing,” Grant said.

The public is welcome to come and listen in. Entry is free of charge and starts at 9.15am on both days.