Amelie Doyle, age 8 with her prizes

Over 70 people taking part in the Shetland Boat Trail all received a maritime themed bag of sweets supplied by Universal Stores. Staff at the VisitScotland information office at the Market Cross said that the families taking part were enthusiastic to complete the trail and thrilled with their gifts.

The Boat Trail led on from the display of traditional Shetland boats on display in Fort Charlotte. The display was well received and attracted many local folk and visitors to the town centre to see it.

Following the maritime theme, and in support of Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21, there was also a boat themed colouring competition and a sea creature digital treasure hunt.

Three colouring competition winners were selected by VisitScotland staff – one from each age group. The winners were: Georgie Leask, age 2; Ellie Zebedee, age 7 and Amelie Doyle, age 8. Their winning entries can be seen on the Living Lerwick Facebook page and website.

Two winners were selected from entries to the digital trail. Jenson Cloherty, age 7 and Ailsa Adamson, age 3 both correctly answered that Lobsters hold hands while walking along the seabed. The fun facts and seafood information for the trail was provided by Sheila Keith of the Shetland Fishermen’s Association.

Living Lerwick would like to thank all those who took part in the competitions and trails, and also the boat owners and volunteers who kindly loaned their boats and their time to put the display together.

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