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Brenda Moar (left) and Alison Beattie. Photo: SIC

A TOTAL of 115 free dinners were served up on Christmas Day to people living in Lerwick and Scalloway.

Alison Beattie and Brenda Moar, who run the kitchen at Sound Primary School in Lerwick, volunteered their time along with a team of helpers, to cook and deliver full turkey dinners with all the trimmings, along with sticky toffee pudding.

Thanks have also been paid to k J.W. Gray & Co – Shetland, Hughson Brothers, Shetland Freezer & Food Centre Limited and Knowles Food Services for their donations, the volunteer drivers who delivered hot dinners to around 50 households, and the kitchen hands who all gave their time on Christmas Day to help the community.

This year the team also provided Christmas meals for local voluntary group, Food For The Way.

Val Turner from Food for the Way said: “There was plenty of food – we fed 35 and some people had seconds. It was huge success, a super atmosphere and it wouldn’t have happened without everyone’s amazing effort.

“People who’d have either been alone, or couldn’t have dreamt of having a real Christmas dinner, did – in the company of others. Huge heartfelt thanks from me and the team.”

POLICE say they seized around £62,000 worth of drugs through the Lerwick postal sorting depot in October and November.

These seizures came with the assistance of Dogs Against Drugs.

THE ISSUE of dog poo on pavements in Lerwick was raised at a meeting of the town’s community council on Monday night.

The meeting heard that there was “quite a lot” at the moment, particularly in the south end of the street.

Community council chairman Jim Anderson said “unfortunately irresponsible dog owners take advantage of the darkness”.

THE FIERY Sessions concert will take place again at the Garrison Theatre on the day of the Lerwick Up Helly Aa.

There will be shows at both 12pm and 3pm, featuring acts like Andy Kain & Kirsten Hendry, Kirmirren and Da Langstrings. Tickets are available now.

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