MORE than £11,000 has been raised for Cancer Research’s Relay for Life thanks to an Up Helly Aa squad who braved the elements to walk through the night.
Squad number one – the teachers squad – covered the usual halls route across town in groups, kicking off their relay on Tuesday evening.
The halls were, of course, closed as Up Helly Aa had been postponed for a second year due to the Covid pandemic.
The relay lasted for 12 hours, with the squad finishing up at the Town Hall as most people were making their way to work.
Become a supporter of Shetland News
Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.
Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.
Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has over 540 supporters who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.
Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -
- Bring you the headlines as they happen;
- Stay editorially independent;
- Give a voice to the community;
- Grow site traffic further;
- Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.
If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.
Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.Support Shetland News