Shapinsay Picnic – 10 th June 2023
The Shapinsay Picnic takes place on Saturday 10 th June. For anyone who isn’t
aware of what the Shapinsay Picnic is, it is the island sports day, with a picnic tea
and a dance in the evening. There will be sporting events for all, with events for
pre-schoolers, primary aged children, under 16s, men and women. Events take
place on the field, with the picnic either on the field or in the hall.
During tea we hold the children’s prize giving, then the tug of war will take place.
This is mixed teams of 8, North v South. There will also be an opportunity for the
Under 16s and primary children to have a go at the tug of war.
Events are free to enter, with the dance costing £5 for over 16s (payable at the
door). The music at the dance will be provided by the Shapinsay Music Group, and
there will be a bar run by the Shapinsay Darts group.
Raffles will be at both the afternoon and evening events (prize donations welcome
- a box will be at the shop). Donations also encouraged towards the cost of the
Picnic. Donations can be left at the shop, given to a member of the Picnic
Committee either on the day or before. You are also welcome to donate directly to
the Picnic Fund using the following details: Shapinsay Sports Committee, Virgin
Money, 82-66-02, 70028709.
Timings for the day will be as follows:
1pm: Events start, spectators encouraged.
4:30pm (approx): Picnic tea, provided by the Picnic Committee and helpers.
Tug of War
8:30pm: Doors open for the dance
9:00pm: Under 16 and Adults prizegiving
We hope to see as many folk there as possible – all welcome! If you are able to
help in any way on the day, we would really welcome your help. Please speak to
any member of the Picnic Committee if you are able to help.
Shapinsay Picnic Committee – Emma Clements, Leanne Bews, Simon Meason,
Sue Brown, Ian Brown, John Dunnett, Alanna Leslie, Barry Moncrieff, Chris
Moore, Colin Leslie, Esther Chaney, Graham Rendall and Ian Eunson.