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Winter weekend fundraiser as Sumburgh Head celebrates Christmas

Published: 21 November 2022

Christmas is coming! Join us at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse and Visitor Centre as it opens for a winter weekend to kick off the festive season and raise money for a special cause.

Over the weekend of 3rd and 4th December, Sumburgh Head Lighthouse is inviting families and visitors to experience the stunning location out of season. As well as taking in the dramatic views and visitor centre, folk will be able to soak up the festive atmosphere with winter treats, including Katja’s famous stollen served in the Unken Café. There will be a range of activities to take part in, including Christmas crafts, a treasure hunt and bird trail. The gift shop will also be open for stocking fillers and festive gifts. Admission, activities and access to the exhibitions and marine life centre are free but all donations received will go towards a defibrillator at Sumburgh Head.

Jane Outram, who manages the site on behalf of the Shetland Amenity Trust explained: “We’re excited to be hosting a winter event this December as well as raising money to help fund a lifesaving defibrillator. We have already raised over £400 but have a bit to go before we can purchase and install this vital piece of kit which will be located outside and therefore accessible to the public and community at all times.

“It’s going to be a fun, sociable weekend and we’ve been busy adding some festive decorative touches to the indoor spaces. The Sandyburn Singers will be joining us on the Sunday and there will be plenty of crafts, a bird trail, competitions and cake!”

The weekend will take place on 3rd and 4th December from 10.00am – 3.00pm.

To donate to the defibrillator visit the website.