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Cheers to reusable cups

THIS YEAR’s Shetland Beer Festival is set to ditch single-use plastic cups in a bid to become greener.

The event, which is being held in Lerwick this coming weekend in aid of Cancer Research UK, will issue reuseable/recyclable glasses instead of plastic cups.

The festival’s live music programme has also been released, with a host of acts set to perform on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The bill includes the likes of the Sheila Henderson Band, May and Mackie Band, Isaac Webb & the Island Boogie Boys, Peter Wood, The Bashies, Odessa, the North Ness Boys and Beltane Ree.

Tipples on offer at the Gilbertson Park games hall will include craft beer, cider, mead, gin, whisky, prosecco, wine and spirits – as well as non-alcoholic drinks.

Committee chairman for the local Cancer Research fundraiser Relay for Life Martin Henderson said: “We’re looking forward to building on the success of last year’s event, while strongly promoting sensible drinking throughout and taking an environmental-friendly stance toward the non-use of single-use plastics too.

“We’re equally seeking to promote an inclusive event, aimed at folk of all ages, via the different sessions that go to make up the overall festival.”