Vote for Sletts shelter

The 'shift' shelter design.

PEOPLE are being asked for their views on which one of three designs should be used for a new shelter at Da Sletts in Lerwick.

NHS Shetland’s health improvement team secured funding last year to create a link path between Lerwick Health Centre and the new Sletts path, which is popular with walkers.

It says the health benefits of being close to nature are well known, while the shelter would give people a chance to have a rest or socialise when out and about.

Healthy Shetland has been given three designs for the shelter and they are keen to hear the public’s views on which one should be used.

One would see a series of unused yoal rowing boats being made into shelters along the path.

Another design is for a single shelter inspired by the shape of a broch and the geological shifting patterns in Shetland.

The final design, another single shelter, is influenced by the shape of a squeezebox.

People have until 21 September to pick their favourite design. They can vote for their preferred option by:

  • Emailing
  • Visiting the hospital servery the week beginning 10 September and vote in the box (the stand will only be manned Monday/Tuesday/Friday lunchtime)
  • Vote in the Facebook poll