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FREE heart screenings for young people are set to take place in Lerwick this summer.

Shetland Heart Screening, the group organising the project, will host screenings for 14 to 35 year olds at the Clickimin on 11 and 12 June.

Bookings for the screening will be made available online directly through provider Cardiac Risk in the Young around six weeks before the event.

Shetland Heart Screening was formed a couple of years ago by Siobhan Pirie from Gulberwick, whose husband John Pirie unexpectedly passed away in 2017 at the age of just 29 after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The group embarked on a fundraising campaign to enable it to hold the screening event.


ANOTHER 78 Covid cases have been reported in Shetland as the isles records continued high numbers.

There were also 71 reported on Sunday and 74 on Saturday.

Shetland’s seven-day rate per 100,000 population is now more than 2,000, and the Scottish average is around 800.


BOOKINGS can now be made for this year’s festival of care in Shetland.

The five-day programme will launch at the Shetland Museum and Archives on Friday (18 February).

All the events are free and open to all. Clickable booking links are included in the programme.


THE ROYAL Bank of Scotland branch in Lerwick will be closed for much of the week due to Covid isolation requirements.

The building is closing early today and tomorrow (Monday and Tuesday) at 1pm before shutting for the rest of the week.