STATEMENT: Moorfield Hotel fire

I’m sure the whole of Shetland will be grateful for the work of the emergency services, who have battled the fire through the night. Thankfully it seems that all staff and guests were quickly evacuated and that there has been no serious injury caused. 

As ever, we can be proud of the islands community who have already pulled together. My thanks particularly go to all the people who helped find alternative accommodation for those impacted by the blaze.