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The Imposters will perform an unscripted panto at Mareel.

SHETLAND Arts has announced a trio of events set to take place at Mareel in December.

On 1 December music students will showcase their work in a free, but ticketed, concert.

A new Live at Lunch festive drama show will be held at 12pm and 2.30pm on 18 December.

It is called When Santa Got Stuck Up the Chimney…The Truth and it will feature a local cast.

On 22 December local comedy group The Imposters will hold another improvised panto, complete with musical accompaniment from Carol Jamieson.

Tickets for all events can be bought online.

MEANWHILE a series of Shetland Arts and Crafts Christmas Craft Fair events will be held at Mareel in late November and early December.

There is expected to be nearly 50 exhibitors showcasing their goods over two weekends.

More information on the dates and times can be found here.

A FURTHER five cases of Covid have been confirmed in Shetland – a slight drop on recent numbers.


Across Scotland there have been 3,349 new positive test results and 17 deaths.

SHETLAND MSP Beatrice Wishart has highlighted the importance of keeping up to date with cervical screenings after a slight fall in statistics.

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust annual cervical screening stats show that those eligible and up to date with screening in Shetland fell to 79.2 per cent from 80.1 per cent.

Wishart said: “I urge everyone eligible to have their screening and keep up to date with it.”

LOCAL cancer charity CLAN is hosting a series of focus groups from to shape the future of its services for 2022 and beyond.

The charity is looking for anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis to get in touch and participate to evaluate what the service offering looks like beyond the coronavirus pandemic.

Six different focus groups will be held across the two week period in November and December, all tailored to a specific aspect of CLAN’s services.

More information can be found here.

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