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VOLUNTEERS at the Baptist Church in Lerwick have created a “walk-through Christmas” in the church building at Quoys to allow people to enjoy at least a little bit of festive cheer in these socially distanced times.

The decoration is very much seen as an alternative to a candle-lit carol service, something that, sadly cannot take place this year.

Organisers said they hope that people will enjoy a walk through the festively decorated church while listening to traditional and modern carols with live music and a soloist.

The walk-through should not take longer than 30 minutes and people or household groups can book slots via Eventbrite.

The walk-through Christmas is open from today (14 December) until Friday 18 December, with half-hour slots available between 6pm and 8pm.

The event is free of charge but there will be an opportunity to donate to some local Shetland charities at the end.

The Church of Scotland kirk in Gulberwick, meanwhile, is having its windows lit up between 3pm and 9pm each day until Christmas Eve.

Each window has a backlit scene of part of the nativity story, with the artwork created by artist Fiona Christie.