The Shetland Bus Friendship Society
||The Shetland Bus Friendship Society
has undertaken a project to erect a memorial to the crewmen who lost their
lives in the Shetland Bus Operation during WWII.
After public consultation, a design (by Mr. D Cooper) for the proposed
memorial has been decided upon, and is shown at left.
for Memorial to be
erected in 2003
Mural by Scalloway Junior High School
On Thursday 16th, May, a new mural remembering the Shetland Bus will be
officially unveiled for display in the shop windows of the Wiliamson's building
Since October last year a group of secondary pupils at Scalloway School have
been working several lunchtimes a week on a mural project about the Shetland Bus
Operation. The mural consists of 4 large panels which depict various aspects of
the Shetland Bus story. The mural will be officially unveiled in the windows of
the Williamson's building on Scalloway's main street on Thursday 16th, May and
it is hoped the mural will become a prominent tourist attraction.
panels of the mural, while under preparation
Completion of the mural caps a busy year of activities for the school in
connection with the international project scheme known as Comenius. Some of the
same pupils who have crafted the mural also visited Norway in late April to
visit Scalloway's partner school, Sund Ungdomsskule while back in January the
school was involved with the BBC Blue Peter programme's film team who were
making a short film about the Shetland Bus Operation during January 2002.