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Community keen to keep Uyeasound Kirk

Uyeasound Kirk. Photo: Mike Pennington.Uyeasound Kirk. Photo: Mike Pennington.

A PUBLIC meeting is set to be held next week to discuss the possibility of keeping the Uyeasound Kirk in Unst in the community.

The Church of Scotland building, which was built in 1843, is set to be put up for sale in the coming weeks.

Members of the local church group voted in 2018 to close the building, which had not had a regular worship for a number of years.

The local community is keen to retain the B-listed building in its current form when it is put up for sale.

Anyone who may have ideas or suggestions on helping the community achieve their goal is encouraged to come along to the public meeting on Tuesday 4 February.

The meeting will take place at the Uyeasound Hall from 6.30pm, with everyone welcome.

Local councillor Ryan Thomson said: “I am aware of the community’s bid to keep the Uyeasound Kirk in its present form, and will support the community in any way I can to achieve a successful outcome.”