2 May 2019
To celebrate the start of the season, Swan’s musical heritage and the Shetland Folk Festival, the Swan Trust is to open Swan to the public this Sunday afternoon for tours and an informal music session.
The boat will be open 2pm – 4pm on Sunday afternoon, 5th May, accessible from the pontoon at Albert Dock, Lerwick. Crew and volunteers will be on hand to provide information on Swan and local young musicians will be aboard playing tunes and encouraging others to join in.
Brian Wishart, Trustee of the Swan Trust, explains more: “Swan is no stranger to informal music sessions, both in its past and present. Anyone coming aboard is encouraged to take an instrument, which has created some fantastic music - making some of our fondest memories on trips over the years.”
Swan’s first public trip of the year takes place this Saturday, with a Day sail around Noss. There will be more day sails around Shetland in the coming weeks, including Papa Stour and Foula, before she sets course for a variety of destinations throughout the season, including St Kilda, Faroe, Orkney, Denmark and Norway.
Sunday will provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about the boat and its role in Shetland’s community, including youth development which is very much at its heart.