During the Easter school holidays Living Lerwick Ltd ran a ‘spot the red herring’ competition for children and adults. Twenty-eight retailers in the town centre displayed something unusual in their windows for the competitors to spot.

Living Lerwick Manager, Christena Irvine said: “We had a great response to the spot the red herring competition. Businesses really got behind it and donated a total of £167.50 to the prize fund. We received 46 completed entry forms, 29 from children and 17 from adults. All the correct entry forms we received were put into a hat and at our business forum on Tuesday, Matthew Anderson of Biyoni picked an adult and child winner. The two winners were mother and son, Joanne and Karsten Holden.

Photo by Ben Mullay, from left to right: Harry Jamieson (Living Lerwick Chair), Joanne Holden, Karsten Holden and Christena Irvine (Living Lerwick Manager).
Photo by Ben Mullay, from left to right: Harry Jamieson (Living Lerwick Chair), Joanne Holden, Karsten Holden and Christena Irvine (Living Lerwick Manager).

Harry Jamieson, Chair of Living Lerwick presented Joanne Holden with £97.50 worth of gift tokens from: Biyoni, C Kelly Opticians, Smith & Robertson, George Robertson Ltd, J G Rae Ltd, Jamiesons of Shetland, Specsavers, Thulecraft and Stems. He also presented Karsten Holden (age 6) with £70 worth of gift tokens from LHD Marine Supplies, Harry’s Department Store, R W Bayes, A L Laing, Visit Scotland, Westside Pine, Camera Centre, J R White & Co., The Shetland Fudge Co., The Shetland Art Co and Lerwick DIY.

Karsten said: “It was good fun finding all the things in the windows. Sometimes we had to go into the shops to check that they didn’t sell the things in the windows.”

Joanne said: “I took my two and a few of their friends into town to do the competition. It took us about an hour to go round all the shops and the kids really enjoyed it. The competition did make us all have a good look in the windows. It was nice to see all the window displays – they were all new and different. I discovered loads of things in shops I didn’t realise were there – it’s amazing what you find there, when you have a good look”.

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