BID Management Contract Invitation to tender

October 7th 2017

Living Lerwick Ltd is seeking a person or company to take on the contract as project manager of the Living Lerwick BID until 31/08/2021.

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Calder and Layla Win Bairns Photo Hunt Competition

August 31st 2017

Winners of the Bairns Photo Hunt competition, Calder and Layla Evans, are "made up" with their win and prizes from Lerwick town centre retailers.

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New “Goin Tae Da Street” Video Proves Popular

August 25th 2017

Living Lerwick commissioned JJ Jamieson to produce a video to showcase the town centre, it’s businesses and the community they serve.JJ filmed during Shopping week and used the services of local poet, James Sinclair, to create the voiceover. In just one day, it was viewed over 21,000 times and shared by 340 people.

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Town Centre Businesses Vote to Continue With BID

August 25th 2017

The project management team and directors of the Lerwick BID would like to thank all those members who voted positively in the recent ballot to determine whether the BID should go to a second stage and who have shown confidence in the ability of the BID model to continue improving what is on offer in the town centre by encouraging businesses to work together.

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Shopping Week 2017

July 26th 2017

The Living Lerwick Shopping Week runs from Saturday 29th July to Saturday 5th August and promises to entertain and entice customers with a varied mix of events and promotions. This year is the third Lerwick town centre shopping week. Town centre businesses have done us proud this year, making full use of the experience they have built up over the previous two years to offer a huge range of entertaining workshops, in-store promotions, demonstrations and great deals.

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Easter Holiday Hunt Winners

April 20th 2017

During the Easter school holidays Living Lerwick Ltd ran an ‘Easter Holiday Hunt’ competition for bairns where they had to identify 12 features from within Lerwick town centre.

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Heritage Drop-in Session

April 12th 2017

Pat and Steven Christie are holding a drop-in session at the Living Lerwick office at 7 Mounthooly Street on Monday 17th April from 2.00pm – 6.00pm. The aim is to gather interesting stories, photos and anecdotes about the people and places in Lerwick town centre from the past. Contemporary information is of interest too.

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Easter Holiday Hunt

March 30th 2017

During the Easter school holidays Living Lerwick Ltd is running a fun ‘Easter Holiday Hunt’ competition for bairns.

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Ninian Best Christmas Window Display

December 8th 2016

Businesses in Lerwick town centre decorated their windows with a festive theme to encourage the public to vote for them before 5th December in the Living Lerwick Best town centre Christmas Window Display competition.

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Ninian receive trophy from Living Lerwick

Magical Xmas Light Switch-on Parade

November 26th 2016

The cold, yet dry day helped to ensure a huge turnout for Living Lerwick’s Magical Christmas Light Switch-on Parade.

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Joint Effort to Erect Tree at Market Cross

November 22nd 2016

For the second year running, Living Lerwick have worked in partnership with SIC, Northwards and Northlink to re-instate the popular big Norwegian Christmas tree at the Market Cross.

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Festive Fun in Lerwick town centre

November 11th 2016

Lerwick town centre is getting ready for the festive season. The lights have been hung, the trees are on their way, the businesses are decorating their windows and organising extended opening hours and Santa has been booked for the Magical Christmas light switch-on parade for 26th November - he says he will be bringing some naughty elves with him.

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The Vikings have landed!

October 7th 2016

A new, fun Mini Viking Walking Trail has come to Lerwick! Can you find them all? Ten cute and colourful Mini Vikings have been created and placed around the town. They can be found in the Living Lerwick BID area, at scenic points of interest and in a few community spaces in Lerwick.

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SIC Sport & Leisure staff holding Mini Vikings

Let's Go Lerwick!

September 15th 2016

Let's Go Lerwick is a range of fun activities designed to encourage physical activity and sustainable and active travel during European Mobility Week which takes place between 16th – 22nd September. The activities are free to take part in and all you need to do is turn up at the place, date and time of the event, so Let’s Go Lerwick!

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Kayla Spotted Puffins and Won

July 18th 2016

During Shopping Week, Living Lerwick Ltd ran a ‘spot the puffin’ competition. Twenty-five retailers in the town centre displayed the same puffin in their windows for the competitors to spot.

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Live Local Music for Living Lerwick Shopping Week

June 28th 2016

On Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd July, there will be live music in Harrison Square. Living Lerwick has also provided picnic tables in the area to help shoppers relax and enjoy the music during a trip to the town centre. The line up is.......

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Lerwick Town Centre Shopping Week

June 21st 2016

The Living Lerwick Shopping Week runs from Sunday 26th June to Saturday 2nd July 2016 inclusive and promises to entertain and entice customers with a varied mix of events and promotions. This year’s shopping week is building on the success of the first ever shopping week held last year with more than 50 businesses taking part with instore offers and mini-events this time.

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Lerwick Town Centre Most Northerly WorldHost Destination

December 17th 2015

Through working together, Living Lerwick member businesses have made Lerwick town centre the most northerly area in the UK to gain national recognition for its commitment to customer service.

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Left to right Cynthia Adamson (Chair, Living Lerwick), Ben Mullay (Director, Living Lerwick), Steve Mathieson (Vice Chair, Living Lerwick)

Best Town Centre Christmas Window Display

December 10th 2015

Businesses in Lerwick town centre decorated their windows with a festive theme to encourage the public to vote for them before 7th December in the Living Lerwick Best town centre Christmas Window Display competition.

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Cynthia Adamson (Chair, Living Lerwick) and Marina Hunter (Westside Pine)

Buy Local on Small Business Saturday in Shetland

December 2nd 2015

To encourage us to support our local businesses and, in our case, keep our money in Shetland, local businesses are offering something special on “Small Business Saturday”.

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Tavish Scott MSP, Rachel Hunter (HIE Shetland Area Manager), Ben Mullay (Owner The Camera Centre, FSB Member and Living Lerwick Director), Christena Irvine (FSB Shetland Vice Chair and Living Lerwick Manager), Neil Henderson (Business Gateway Manager) and Ian Brown (FSB Shetland Chair).

Magical Xmas light parade

December 2nd 2015

Despite the horrible wet weather, there was a surprisingly big turnout for Living Lerwick

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New places to sit and relax in the town centre

November 27th 2015

Lerwick town centre now has three new areas for people to meet, take a break, sit down and relax. Town centre businesses, through Living Lerwick have provided five large planters, four of which have built in seating.

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Magical Winter Festival

November 27th 2015

The festive season is taking shape in the town centre. The Living Lerwick Christmas lights have been hung up along the street and are ready for the big switch-on parade on Saturday 28th

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Market Cross Xmas Tree Arrives

November 11th 2015

Following three years with no large Christmas tree at the Market Cross, Living Lerwick have worked in partnership with SIC, Northwards and Northlink to re-instate the popular tradition this year.

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Sandcastles and Pavement Art

July 28th 2015

Living Lerwick held competitions for the best sandcastles and pavement art during its Shopping Week, which ran from Saturday 11th

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First Ever Lerwick Town Centre Shopping Week

July 22nd 2015

Living Lerwick Ltd organised the first ever Shopping Week in Lerwick town centre, which ran from Saturday 11th

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Spot the Trow Winners

June 16th 2015

Living Lerwick is delighted to announce Liam Stewart (8) and Leah Johnson (11) as winners of the Spot the Trow competition, held as part of the 2014 Winter Festival.

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Best Tattie Soup at the Havly

February 6th 2015

Living Lerwick is delighted to announce The Havly Caf

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Huge Turnout for Parade

December 1st 2014

Living Lerwick hosted the Winter Festival Switch-on Parade on Sunday 30th November. The sheer number of people who attended went well beyond all expectations.

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Magical Winter Festival

November 26th 2014

Living Lerwick is hosting their Winter Festival again and this year it will be bigger and better. The festive season is taking shape in the town centre.

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Tom and Karen win trip away

July 16th 2014

As part of the Fair Isle Festival with a Commonwealth twist, Living Lerwick Ltd ran a

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Fair Isle Festival with a Commonwealth Twist

June 25th 2014

Lerwick town centre will celebrate the run up to the arrival of the Queens Baton with a Fair Isle Festival, with activities on Saturday 28th

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Celebrate - Fair Isle Festival

June 4th 2014

Living Lerwick Ltd has been granted

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Celebrate - Fair Isle Festival

Explosive end to Winter Festival

March 18th 2014

Living Lerwick

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Tattie Jarl Winner

February 12th 2014

The winner of our Spot the Tattie Jarl competition has been announced!...

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Going Out With a Bang

December 18th 2013

The Winter Festsival is coming to an end and with Christmas just around the corner Living Lerwick want to help put everyone in the festive spirit this weekend...

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Winter Festival Plans

November 15th 2013

Living Lerwick is hosting their Winter Festival again and it will be bigger and better this year.

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Looking back - Fair Isle Festival

August 29th 2013

The Fair Isle Festival is now over and what a week it was! We look back on the Fair Isle Festival and how it all came together...

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Fair Isle Festival

August 2nd 2013

Harrison Square will play host to the new Living Lerwick street markets throughout the year.

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New Business Opportunities

July 10th 2013

Harrison Square will play host to the new Living Lerwick street markets throughout the year. The stalls will hold different products of all types and change daily to keep it fresh and exciting...

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Living Lerwick Market

May 9th 2013

One of Living Lerwick's key projects to attract more people to the Town Centre is a regular street market for the sale of Shetland produce.

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Fair Isle Festival

April 24th 2013

Living Lerwick is making big plans for a summer event to encourage more locals and visitors of all ages to come to the town centre.

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Fair Isle Festival

Mother and son winners

April 18th 2013

Red Herring competition winners receive

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Spot the Herring

April 1st 2013

Two lucky winners will receive prizes worth over

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Countdown to Christmas

December 6th 2012

In Lerwick

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Magical Peerie Foxes

November 23rd 2012

The street takes on a more festive look today with the delivery of 50 Christmas trees.

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50 Christmas trees on Da Street

November 22nd 2012

The street takes on a more festive look today with the delivery of 50 Christmas trees.

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