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Isles mark Norway day

The Norway flag flying at the top of Lerwick Town Hall on Friday morning. Photo: SIC

THE NORWAY flag is flying on top of Lerwick Town Hall today (17 May) as Shetland Islands Council marks Norwegian Constitution Day.

The day is observed every year on 17 May to honour the signing of the country’s constitution back in 1814.

Events are also being held in Scalloway, the location of the memorial honouring the World War II Shetland Bus operation between the isles and Nazi-occupied Norway.

A memorial service and wreath laying ceremony is due to take place at the memorial at 3pm, with refreshments and homebakes being put on at the village’s museum afterwards.

Travellers have been reminded that the bus stop at Port Arthur will be unavailable between 2.30pm and 4.30pm due to the ceremony.

A dance celebrating Norway’s national day was also held at the Scalloway Legion on Thursday night.