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.

The trail includes some of Lerwick’s popular walking routes and you don’t have to find all ten in one day, so it’s good fun for all ages. During the October holidays, it’s an excellent way to keep the bairns busy. If you find a Mini Viking, post an image of you and the Mini Viking on the Living Lerwick and Sport and Leisure Facebook pages and use the hashtag #LetsgoLerwick. The Mini Vikings will be out until the end of October. Let’s see who can find them all!

SIC Sport & Leisure staff holding Mini Vikings
Staff from Shetland Islands Council Sport and Leisure team show off the 10 Mini Vikings

Christena Irvine, BID Manager with Living Lerwick said: “This project is an excellent example of what can be achieved at no cost if organisations work together. The Mini Vikings look great and give us a great excuse to get out and about. We’re aiming to use them again for other events too, so they could end up somewhere else next time”.

Lesley Spence, Sport and Physical Activities Co-ordinator with Shetland Islands Council, said “The Mini Vikings are a great incentive to get outside and exercising over the October holidays. Walking and cycling do wonders for people’s health and wellbeing and we would encourage people of all ages to get involved and track down the 10 characters around Lerwick.”

Elsbeth Clark, from the NHS Health Improvement Team said, “Being physically active helps bairns to be fit and healthy in all sorts of ways, and this is a chance for bairns and adults to be active together. Regular exercise is one of the best things we can do for our physical and mental health, so we hope that folk will use this as a fun way to get started.”

The Mini Viking Walking Trail is part of a project by Living Lerwick, in partnership with Shetland Islands Council Sport and Leisure Service and NHS Health Improvement Team. The aim is to get people out and about and exploring Lerwick. The project is fully funded through European Mobility Week via BIDs Scotland and Living Lerwick Ltd.

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