Winter festival fun

A HOST of local musicians will liven up the last shopping weekend before Christmas as Living Lerwick’s Winter Festival reaches its climax.

On Sunday afternoon Harrison Square will see a steady flow of live music from 1pm, starting with west side drum and dance troupe Aestaewast bringing some warmth with their African and Latin flavoured sounds.


Next up will be Ian MacCormick with Amanda Shearer at 2pm, followed by Autopilot at 3pm, Fiddle Finale at 4pm and young musician of the year Mike Laurenson joined by young fiddler of the year Sophie Moar at 5pm.

At 5.30pm the music will be interrupted by a Christmas firework display at the Lerwick Boating Club, as long as the weather allows, with The Bluemelts taking the stage at 5.45pm until 7pm.

Living Lerwick events director Steve Mathieson said there had been a lot of positive feedback about the efforts town centre businesses had put into the winter festival.

“When people shop local, businesses can work together to give something back to the community,” he said.

“We are looking forward to a very busy weekend and hope the weather holds out for the fireworks.”

Further details of all aspects of the winter festival and recommended business opening hours over the festive period are available on the Living Lerwick Facebook page and www.livinglerwick.co.uk.