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Coronavirus / Mareel to close from Saturday

Rural leisure centres not to re-open in the new year

Mareel. Photo: Shetland NewsMareel. Photo: Shetland News

SHETLAND’s art centre Mareel is to temporarily close its doors from Saturday (Boxing Day) as the isles move into level three of Covid restrictions, which includes the suspension of cinema and live events.

All cancelled cinema bookings are being automatically refunded, the arts organisation said in a statement.

Bonhoga Gallery and the Garrison Theatre would usually be closed over this festive period and the organisation plans to re-open their venues as soon as public health guidance allows.

For queries Shetland Arts can be contacted by e-mail admin@shetlandarts.org or by phoning the Mareel box office on Wednesday and Thursday this week on 01595 745500.

Meanwhile, Shetland Recreational Trust will close all its rural leisure centres from 4 until at least 18 of January.

In a short message via social media SRT said: “The Clickimin Leisure Complex will remain open in a reduced capacity offering individual physical activity for 18+.

“Under 18 use is not affected under the tier three guidelines.”