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OVER £11,000 has been raised for local charities following a motorcycle parade in August.

The total of £11,418.41 will be split equally between the MRI scanner appeal, the Shetland branch of Macmillan Nurses and Ability Shetland.

The parade was held on 11 August, with over 200 bikers taking part in a route in and around Lerwick.

This year’s total is nearly £2,000 more than what was raised when the event was last held in 2017.

The Shetland Motorcyclists For Charity event was organised by family trio Lewie, Robert and Ashlea Tulloch, with a group of volunteers helping out on the day.

The organisers said they wanted to thank everyone who contributed towards the final total, all of the participants – including an impressive turn out from the Zetland Motor Cycle Club – and the spectators who turned up on the day.

Lewie said: “It’s brilliant to raise more than last year’s total and we’re delighted to be able to support these three local charities.

“The event in August couldn’t really have gone any better – thanks again to everyone for their help, time and donations. Getting over 200 bikers to raise more than £11,000 for charity shows just how many of us there are in Shetland and if we could do a parade like this every Sunday, we would.”