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Auto show kicks off in open air in Cunningsburgh

Crowds gathered on the grounds of the Cunningsburgh Show to see the latest model cars for themselves, with the Shetland Motor Show making a welcome return.

The show, previously held inside the Clickimin Center in Lerwick, comes amid tough times for the automotive industry globally, with supply issues impacting delivery times.

But organizers from the Shetland Rotary Club say local dealers rose to the challenge and put on an impressive display of vehicles.

Among the exhibits were a number of electric cars, all-terrain vehicles and even motorcycles.

Charitable causes were represented, and a four-legged friend was also in attendance – Bravo, one of Dogs Against Drugs’ recent new canine recruits.

The show is the first to be staged since before the pandemic began.

Treasurer David Anderson said he was delighted to see the event taking place in dry, albeit somewhat overcast, conditions.

“Despite the weather, we are very happy that people are starting to come,” he said.

“We are extremely grateful to the exhibitors who have gone all out.

“Cars are actually quite difficult to import at the moment, but what we have is a nice variety of hybrid, electric, petrol and diesel cars or, if you will, motorcycles.”

He added: “We are also grateful to the Cunningsburgh show committee for hiring us the land and hangar as it turned out to be a good thing for a Covid-secure show.”

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