Burravoe Primary School

Life in Burravoe


Here in Burravoe I have to say it isn’t that handy  because its so remote,  to get to our nearest cinema  in Lerwick from here is a twenty minuet ferry and a half a hour drive and that’s the same for our Tesco market and its quite small.

This is a photo of the ferry.

You won’t even guess how far our nearest McDonald’s is; it is 265 miles and its in Aberdeen! To get to Aberdeen is a thirteen hour ferry over night. Up here we don’t have any amusement parks or fairs but one time,  in roughly 2006, the circus came up and my mum, granny and I went to it.

We live on an island which means we live by the sea. We have a small marina and  Bradley’s  (my brother) and my dad owns a  big  red wellboat called the Norholm which sits in sometimes.

This is a photo of the Norholm

Here we do lots of internet shopping because we don’t have the kind of shops like Next, Debenhams, M&S so on.
We have a volunteer run community food shop. Kerry and Abby’s granny works in it. It is small.
We have a community hall that we have our youth club in, there are lots of events held in there too like weddings, birthdays, da tar barrel and more. Da tar barrel is an event that men including my dad pulls a burning barrel across the road from the school to the Burravoe Hall and then we go inside the hall and I played my fiddle which is a violin in Shetland dialect which a lot of people from the whole of Shetland including me speak.


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