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Business / Peerie Oorick shop to offer arts and crafts in Whalsay

A cafe and B&B is also preparing to open its doors on the island

Ann Marie Anderson pictured in Symbister, Whalsay. Photo by Daalamist.

A NEW arts and crafts shop is opening in Whalsay on Monday (10 September).

The Peerie Oorick shop, based in Symbister, will stock felted crafts and books created by Ann Marie Anderson.

It will also sell a variety of other items, including from Shetland ForWirds, Emma Ball, East of India, the Craft Kit Company and The Revellers.

The shop will not have set hours but if “da sign is oot am in”, Anderson said.

She started Peerie Oorick in 2011, and has since published a number of children’s books which use local dialect.

Anderson said she wanted to thank artists Jenny Duncan, Jo Anderson and Dirk Robertson who have brought her creations to life.

People can also get in touch regarding the shop via social media or though peerieoorickbooks@gmail.com if they would like to check the shop is open.

It appears there is plenty happening in Whalsay, with the launch of a cafe and B&B also on the horizon.

The Auld Manse, which will also have a function room, will open in Marrister on 18 October.

It will begin with opening hours of Tuesdays to Fridays, 11am to 5pm, with booking advised.

Read more about the Auld Manse project here.

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