Business / Envi a cut above in Christmas shop display competition

Envi's Jolene Tindall with the prize. Photo: Living Lerwick

HAIR salon Envi has won this year’s Living Lerwick Christmas window competition.

It is said the display took five weeks to create using all recycled materials.

Jamieson’s of Shetland came a close second, and the VisitScotland tourist centre took the bronze medal.

Meanwhile six shoppers were rewarded for choosing to shop local with voucher prize packages worth £175 each through the Spend at Da Street scheme.

The winners were: Marlene Irvine, Richard Williamson, Mati Ventrillon, Alyson Halcrow, Dawn Marie Irving and J.Holden.

The elf hunt trail continues in the town centre until Saturday this week, and many shops will be open late on Thursday for last-minute gifts.

So far there have been over 50 families taking part in the competition.

One person will win a £30 voucher to spend at a business of their choice.

Living Lerwick project manager Emma Miller said: “It’s been another challenging year for businesses in our town centre.


“After getting through all the problems that came with Covid restrictions, many businesses are now being hit with increased transportation cost and rising energy cost.

“Our businesses need all the support they can get, now and in the future. Shopping local continues to be vital to our local economy. 

“I’d like to extend a thank you to everyone who has supported our local businesses this year on behalf of the Living Lerwick Directors and the town centre businesses. It’s been a tough year and the support shown is very much appreciated.”

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