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Shetland Youth Orchestra.

SHETLAND Youth Orchestra and young musicians of Shetland will be putting on a concert of classical music at Lerwick Town Hall next weekend.

The orchestra is made up of children from across Shetland who come together every Saturday morning to rehearse.

The concert, which will be held on 25 June at 7pm, will include the symphonic work, Scheherazade by Rimsky Korsakov, Farandole by Bizet, Prayer for Ukraine and themes from James Bond and Wallace and Gromit.

Alongside the Youth Orchestra, the AHS string group will be performing as well as talented young soloists on violin and trumpet, a clarinet trio and an original composition by Will Cheverton.

Organisers said the Shetland Youth Orchestra has worked tirelessly through the Covid pandemic and is looking forward to performing to an audience.

SCOTTISH musician Adam Holmes is set to return to Shetland next week for a couple of solo shows.

A gig at the Dowry in Lerwick on 24 June is sold about, but tickets are still available for a concert at the Scalloway Hall the day after.


Support on both nights will come from Fraser Jamieson.

THE SHETLAND Christian Youth Camp (SCYC) is returning after a two-year break in July.

Three fun filled day camps are planned for 13, 14 and 15 July at the SCYC building in Sumburgh.

Day one is for ages eight to nine, day two for 10 and 11 year olds and day three will be for those aged 12-14.

Planned activities include outdoor games, bouncy castles, go karting, bible stories, crafts and quizzes.

Each day will run from 10am – 7pm and campers will be provided with lunch, tea and snacks. Transport to and from camp can be arranged. Application forms are available online.

The group has been offering free holiday camps for children for 25 years, and it is hoped that residential stays will return in 2023.

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SHETLAND Island Games supporters and friends are hosting a seafood buffet in Lerwick this weekend in aid of their Relay for Life team.

The buffet, by chef Akshay Borges, will take place the Sound Hall on Sunday (19 June) at 5pm.

The group had a similar buffet in 2019 which was a sell out, raising over £3,000 for Cancer Research.

All the ingredients have been donated by local companies and individuals.

There are still a few tickets available from Olive on 693912 or Sheila on 693782.

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