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From Voe to Lerwick, one-woman redd-up

by Deborah Leggate -

A woman who moved to Shetland after falling in love with the islands during a holiday is undertaking her own single-handed redd-up of rubbish from the roadsides from Voe to Lerwick.

“Gloriously retired” Cecilia James decided to flit from Devon to Sweening a couple of years ago after a wildlife photography trip.

She has already taken to cleaning up the car park at the Vidlin junction and the single-track road near where she lives. But a recent letter in The Shetland Times from a Yorkshire tourist has prompted her to tackle a much bigger task. Robert Gibson wrote to complain about ditches festooned with bottles, cans and food packaging, which was not a fine site for passing cyclists like him.

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