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Amelie Doyle with her prizes.

PRIZES have been given out to a number of children who took part in activities in Lerwick town centre during the summer.

Over 70 people took part in the Shetland boat trail, with all receiving a maritime themed bag of sweets supplied by Universal Stores.

Staff at the VisitScotland information office at the Market Cross said that the families taking part were enthusiastic to complete the trail.

The boat trail led on from the display of traditional Shetland boats on display in Fort Charlotte.

The display was said to be well received and attracted many local folk and visitors to the town centre to see it.

Following the maritime theme, and in support of Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21, there was also a boat themed colouring competition and a sea creature digital treasure hunt.

Three colouring competition winners were selected by VisitScotland staff – one from each age group.

The winners were: Georgie Leask, age two, Ellie Zebedee, age seven and Amelie Doyle, age eight.

Their winning entries can be seen on the Living Lerwick Facebook page and website.

Two winners were selected from entries to the digital trail. Jenson Cloherty, age seven, and Ailsa Adamson, age three, both correctly answered that lobsters hold hands while walking along the seabed.

The facts and seafood information for the trail was provided by Shetland Fishermen’s Association.

Living Lerwick said it would like to thank all those who took part in the competitions and trails, and also the boat owners and volunteers who kindly loaned their boats and their time to put the display together.

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