Merchandise Goes On Sale For The Tall Ships Races 2011 - Lerwick

Local suppliers showcase branded gifts and clothing for summer event

Johanna Goodlad and Solbjorn Einarrson Gifts, clothing, jewellery and mementos will go on sale this week in local Lerwick shops for Shetland's most eagerly anticipated summer event.

Brightly coloured T-shirts and hoodies branded with the distinctive logo of The Tall Ships Races 2011 - Lerwick will go on sale in the Lerwick branch of Intersport. Mugs, key-rings and other mementos are available to purchase in Commercial Street's The Camera Centre. All Official Merchandise will also be available to buy online at www.thecameracentre.net.

Lerwick retailer, Harry's Department Store, has created a unique selection of crystal paperweights, shot glasses and decanters to mark the occasion of over 50 ships visiting Shetland in a blaze of sails and crew.

Shetland Jewellery has produced a beautiful range of unique jewellery designed as gifts for a loved one and for visitors to take back to those who missed out on the spectacle themselves.

Fiona Dally, project manager of The Tall Ships Races 2011 - Lerwick, said: "We're delighted so many local suppliers and retailers could get on board with this year's event producing a unique memento for those visitors coming to Shetland to get a taste of our maritime history.

"For Shetlanders coming to the event, folk will be able to buy everything from a hoodie or a t-shirt to wear over the weekend or simply purchase a small gift for a loved one who couldn't make it. Either way, each of these items will provide a fitting reminder for this fantastic event that will remain in the memory of everyone who joins us in celebrating The Tall Ships Races 2011 - Lerwick."