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The Crofthouse Museum.

SHETLAND’s crofthouse museum is set to open its doors to the public for the first time since the Covid pandemic struck.

The plan is to reopen the attraction on 1 May.

The museum, located at Boddam, is operated by Shetland Amenity Trust.

It is currently recruiting for a custodian to look after the historic property.

Visitors get a chance to delve back in the 1870s and the traditional way of life in Shetland.

It has missed the last two seasons due to the Covid pandemic and concerns over keeping staff and visitors safe.

The state of the thatched roof has also caused concern in recent years, but work was undertaken last year – with the amenity trust saying re-thatching had been delayed by the pandemic.

It is the latest sign that things may be edging back to a greater degree of normality as Covid restrictions relax, with community events like agricultural shows returning the summer.