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Business / Voe soft play team hopes to provide opening date soon

The old Olnafirth Primary School. Photo © Google 2020

THE TEAM behind a soft play facility and cafe in Voe say they have made “great progress” over the last few months – with an opening date likely to be revealed soon.

The climbing frame is complete and “looking really good and colourful”, the company’s Sarah Manson said.

News of the redevelopment of the former Olnafirth Primary School was warmly welcomed by parents when it emerged last year, as Shetland is without a dedicated soft play facility.

Mason said the team is in the final stages of the building warrant work and health and safety paperwork.

The plans include a two-level, 100 square metre climbing frame with a ball pit, as well as a separate dedicated baby and toddler area and a cafe.

It is set to bring a new lease of life to the old Voe school, which has been vacant after closing in 2014.