Also in the news / Cancellations, medivac and police consultation

The country superstars show has now been cancelled.

A LONG-awaited country music show in the Clickimin bowls hall tonight (Wednesday) has been cancelled at the last minute after the band missed the boat on Tuesday night.

Country Superstars and the Country Superstars Band said in a post on social media that the cancellation was due to an “admin error” on their part and sent their “heartfelt” apologies to Sheila Manson and her team who had booked the show.

They said they hope to be able to return to Shetland at a later date.

Shetland Country Music Club said the show had to be cancelled due to circumstances outwith their control.

Refunds for tickets will be issued at the Loch Bar in the Clickimin centre on Saturday 6 August between 11am – 2pm. Shetland Country Music Club said people must bring their tickets to reclaim a refund.


Alternatively, ticket holders can send their tickets to Kay Pearson, 36 Staney Hill, Lerwick enclosing a self-addressed envelope.

MEANWHILE, Saturday’s Bressay parkrun event has also been cancelled due to the disruption on the Bressay Sound ferry service following staff sickness.

Shetland Islands Council announced a limited service timetable that will run until Sunday.

Sickness absence to affect Bressay ferry service this week

Maryfield House Hotel said in a social media post that its usual Sunday roast has been cancelled for the same reason.

THE SUMBURGH-based search and rescue helicopter was tasked to carry out a medical transfer from Mid Yell to the Gilbert Bain Hospital for the second time in ten days.

The helicopter airlifted the patient to the Clickimin landing site yesterday evening (Tuesday).

POLICE are asking people to help shape and inform policing in their local area.

A survey which asks for views and priorities about policing across communities in Scotland can be found here.

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