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THE BOOK of condolence for Queen Elizabeth in Lerwick Town Hall will remain open this weekend – as well as Monday, the day of her state funeral.

The Town Hall will be open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9am to 8pm to allow anyone to sign the book if they wish to do so.

It will be open during normal hours on Tuesday with the book available until 5pm.

LOCAL journalist Jen Stout is set to give a talk on Tuesday evening about her recent time spent in war-torn Ukraine.

She will also provide accompanying pictures of the people she met, and the country’s landscape.

The talk will take place at the Shetland Museum auditorium between 7pm and 9pm. Booking is essential, and while it is a free event donations will be taken on the door to support Ukraine charities.

ROCK band Forgotten Sons are releasing their self-titled new EP on 18 November.

A number of items can be pre-ordered for the release, including the rare sight of a local band issuing vinyl.

A FAMILY-friendly ‘Fins and Fun’ event will be held at the Shetland Library on Thursday (22 September) to allow people to learn more about local marine wildlife.

The event, which will run from 4pm to 6pm, is being organised by WDC Shorewatch and Shetland Community Wildlife Group.

Among the activities will be family fun, games and crafts, while there is a chance to learn about the protection of local marine animals.

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