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Community / Outdoor sauna wins national award

AN OUTDOOR sauna which launched on the beach at St Ninian’s last year has picked up a national award. Haar Sauna secured the ‘best nature’ award at the UK’s first Sauna Summit recently.

Judge Emma O’Kelly, writer of Sauna: The power of deep heat, said she was particularly impressed by the sauna’s horse box design, which uses Scottish sourced wood, and the ability to be connected to nature.

Haar Sauna owners Hannah Mary Goodlad and Callum Scott.

“We are thrilled and honoured to receive this national award and bring it back home to Shetland,” said Hannah Mary Goodlad, co-founder of Haar Sauna.

“This means so much to us and we are super grateful to all who took the time to vote for us – thank you.

“But this award is bigger than us. This award is for our amazing team (Ana Arnett, Claire Adlington, Andrea Sanchez, Fionn Arnett, Callum Scott) – we couldn’t do this without you. And for our Shetland community, who have embraced us so warmly. “Nature and community. Haar Sauna is serious about both.”

The Sauna Summit was the UK’s first sauna conference and was attended by leading experts and enthusiasts from around the globe, including Ragna Marie Fjeld (Oslo Badstuforening), who highlighted Haar’s role in the Scottish scene.

Meanwhile on 8 June Haar Sauna will be taking part in International Sauna Day.

In addition, Haar Sauna’s new eight seater sauna will arrive in Shetland in June, starting off with a celebration of midsummer solstice before going on to tour Shetland in July, visiting Scalloway, Brae, Unst, Whalsay and Lerwick, as well as Kirkwall.

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