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Latest Update
20 Jan 2021 


Please be aware that due to the current Coronavirus outbreak
all our events have been cancelled until further notice.

News Update

Coronovirus (COVID - 19) Outbreak
Due to the virus now being in Shetland we are taking the necessary steps of reducing the number of potential transmissions by cancelling all our group activities till further notice.

We can still be contacted by email and will let you know as soon as it is deemed safe to resume our activities.
In the meantime remember to self isolate for seven days if you have symptoms, and keep washing your hands for the recommended time with soap and water.
Contact your GP or NHS 111 for further advice if you are unwell


Recipe Book Fundraiser

We are very pleased to announce that the Shetland Stroke Support Group fundraising recipe book is now available for sale, and can be purchased from some local shops, as well as directly from the stroke group website at or from committee members. Posters will hopefully be displayed in the shops selling the books for us.

In light of the quality of the final product, with colour pictures and over 100 recipes, as well as stroke information, it was decided to charge £7.50 per book with an additional £2.50 if required to cover postage and packing. Books ordered through the website at can be paid for using PayPal (even if you donít have a PayPal account) or by cheque, but please write your name and address clearly on the back of the cheque. 

We are very grateful to Marina Nicolson from Brae, who raised money for the NHS Shetland Endowments fund by making and selling face masks. The costs of printing the recipe books have been paid from this fund. We think the books will make an ideal Christmas present! It's been good for us to have something to work on when we're not able to meet as a group.

Local shops with stock available

Robinson & Morrison (Weisdale), Herculesonís  (Vidlin), Halcrows (Hamnavoe), The Walls Shop, The Bixter Shop, Aith shop, Island Fish (Lerwick), Sound Service Station (Lerwick), Scalloway Meat Company, Whalsay shops, Mainlands (Dunrossness), Bigton shop, Mary's shop (Aywick), Skibhoul Stores (Unst), Mackenzies Farm shop (Cunningsburgh), No88 (Lerwick)


Sad News
We were very sorry to hear that Bobby Smith had passed away recently, and some of us went to stand outside ET House as his funeral cortege passed by, to pay our respects. Bobby was a resident for some years in ET House after his stroke, but was  able to attend the group events over the years in his wheelchair, and attended the last event we had at Quoys before lockdown last year. He had a great sense of humour and will be much missed when we are able to meet up again. We extend our sympathies to his family at this time.


Home visits
We are all missing meeting up as a group, so if anyone would like a visit, even just to stand socially distanced in the porch or on the doorstep to catch up, please let us know and we can arrange that one of us will call along, or we can catch up on the phone if you would prefer that. We can be contacted by phone or email, Joy on 01595 696 491 and or Dorothy on 01595 696 201 and   


Self Help for Stroke website
Selfhelp4stroke is a free self management website for anyone who has had a stroke, and can be found at This is a free resource and the information is displayed in video, audio and interactive formats. Many of the resources are also downloadable.


 SSSG Events Diary Dates for 2020  

There are no further activities planned until further notice.

For more information or to arrange transport for the above events please call Joy on 01595 696 491 or Dorothy on 01595 696 201.