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Community / TV chef to cook live from isles on This Morning

Filming taking place last night at Busta.

SHETLAND produce is set to be showcased on national TV this today (Wednesday) when chef Phil Vickery cooks local food live from the isles on This Morning.

The programme will be broadcast on ITV from 10am, with the cooking demonstration due to take place at Busta House Hotel.

TV chef Vickey has been in the isles in recent days to film other segments which will air on 20 and 27 May.

He has been at Busta and Frankie’s fish and chip shop in Brae.

Meanwhile, Shetland Food and Drink Limited (SFAD) is seeking a local photograph to appear on the side of the new Taste of Shetland trailer which has now arrived in the isles, as well as a name for the vehicle.

The trailer will be equipped for preparing, cooking and sharing local produce, and it will be available for hire by SFAD member businesses and community groups.

The hope is that it will be used as an event, demonstration, retail, educational and pop-up catering facility.

There is a cash prize of £200 on offer for the person who submits an image of ‘the best of Shetland’ to feature on the side of the trailer.

The photographer will also have their name included in the trailer wrap design.

Image submissions should be a minimum of 15 megapixels and emailed to info@tasteofshetland.com  by 5pm Friday 28 May.

SFAD would also like to give the trailer a name and are asking the public, and particularly young people, to share their suggestions on social media @tasteofshetland or by email to info@tasteofshetland.com by 5pm Friday 28 May.

A Taste of Shetland apron, tea towel and tote bag will be gifted to one trailer name winner.

SFAD chair Marian Armitage said: “Once the trailer is branded and management processes are in place, it will be available to hire for event, demonstration, education, retail and pop-up catering use in Shetland and beyond.

“We feel confident that it will be a great vehicle for increasing the profile of Shetland food and drink.”

Anyone interested in hiring the Taste of Shetland trailer should email info@tasteofshetland.com.