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.

The idea behind shopping week is to give people extra reasons to come and have a look and see what is on offer. The town centre is a much busier place than people realise and is packed with exciting things waiting to be discovered. This is a fantastic opportunity for the businesses in Lerwick Town Centre to showcase what they do and what they have for sale.

Shopping Week will kick off with a Lerwick Lanes Family Fun Run on Saturday 29th July. There are two modes: competitive - where individuals competitively race a set route in the lanes, and family – where the adults race the lanes and then tag the child to run the street and back to finish. In the family mode, competitors will also have to contend with the wacky, wild and wet soaking stations.

Alongside this, throughout Shopping Week, Living Lerwick is running a Bairn’s Photo Hunt with lots of prizes donated by the town centre businesses.

There are many reasons to shop locally. Lerwick town Centre was awarded World Host destination status in 2015 which shows the commitment that many of the businesses have made in customer service. They also boast fantastic product knowledge and a chance to see before you buy.

For details of what is happening when, have a look at the schedule of events. Detailed information on individual attractions is shown under events. Updates are also available on the Living Lerwick Facebook page and the Living Lerwick Shopping Week Facebook event. Living Lerwick looks forward to welcoming you to the Town Centre for Shopping Week.

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