Organizers of the Tall Ships Races in Lerwick launched a new website and a range of social media accounts today (Monday), ahead of next summer’s event.
The website, www.tallshipslerwick.com, was developed by NB Communication and will allow people to find out more about the event and the team’s plans ahead of the July visit.
Shetland Tall Ships Ltd has also launched accounts on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok, under the username tallshipslerwick.
Shona Bairnson and Lakota Club joined Project Manager Emma Miller as Project Assistant and Digital Media Assistant, respectively.
Other members of the event team include Tim Matthew as Music Program Coordinator and Yvonne Reynolds as Family Entertainment Coordinator.
Ms Miller said: “The team is really coming together now and preparations are definitely ramping up for next year’s event.
“The launch of the website and social media channels means we can really start to engage with the public and keep people up to date on the plans.
“We’ve already launched a few videos on our YouTube channel and will be following that up with more content this week.”
CIS chief executive Maggie Sandison said it was great to see the project get to this stage.
“It’s also fantastic to see the support from local businesses and organizations.
“I think the event is going to be a tremendous boost for the local economy and a much needed celebration for the community.”