Shetland Boat Week off to a flying start

Despite the strong winds and rain, many people came along to Shetland Museum and Archives on the first day of Shetland Boat Week to soak in the atmosphere and enjoy tours of the Boat Store, and displays on show.

Visitors also enjoyed sampling some fishy delights cooked up in the Pier Store by Marian Armitage. Freshly landed Hake and Mackerel were among the dishes on offer.

Knot tying with Nate Bryant and Scott Anderson was an enoyable session, and a well informed audience joined Ian Tait for his lecture on the boat restoration projects recently undertaken at Shetladn Museum and Archives.

Unfortuately, the scheduled boat trips were cancelled due to the high winds, but organisers hope that these will be back on track tomorrow. A desicion will be made in the morning when the wind can be asessed.

Tickets are still available for the remaining lectures and many events taking place through the week. Visit, or pop into the Museum and Archives to book.