OGRANISERS of the Shetland Boat Week said they have had a great response so far to this year’s events but could do with a little more wind to be able to set sail.
Now in its second year, the week-long festival features almost 60 different events celebrating all aspects of Shetland’s maritime heritage.
There are different boat trips on offer every day, while workshops, lectures, films and many other activities offer something for every interest.
Emma Miller of Shetland Amenity Trust said: “Strangely we have an odd complaint for Shetland in that there is not enough wind today (Tuesday) to get the Vaila Mae out.”
However, the flat calm weather is set to come to an end very soon – with a fresh westerly breeze forecast for Thursday rising to be strong by the weekend.
“There are so many people around the museum and around Hay’s Dock here enjoying what is on offer,” Miller continued saying.
“Some of the boats that are on display here at Hay’s Dock have great stories behind them, and it is lovely to see people coming down here, touching the boat and discussing the stories behind them.”
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