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An evening lecture in memory of the late Davy Cooper hosted by Scalloway Museum has raised funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind. The well-attended lecture, presented by Shetland’s regional archaeologist Dr Val Turner, was held recently at the North Atlantic Fisheries College in Scalloway. Dr Turner presented an engaging presentation about Shetland’s early Viking sites in Unst, entitled A Viking Mystery.
The lecture was held in memory of heritage champion Davy Cooper who sadly passed away in March 2021. Davy was an invaluable and trusted member of the Shetland Bus Friendship Society, who worked tirelessly in his role as trustee. He was a true advocate of local heritage in his numerous roles within the community, including as head of development and assistant CEO of Shetland Amenity Trust. He was a key part of the Scalloway Museum team, where he acted as both advisor and friend – particularly during the establishment of the current Scalloway Museum that opened in 2012.
Davy’s absence is keenly felt throughout the museum and the wider Shetland community.
The event raised £250 for Guide Dogs for the Blind, a charity close to Davy’s heart.
Scalloway Museum would like to thank those who supported the event, with particular thanks to Davy’s family and Dr Val Turner, who delivered such an engaging lecture that, we feel sure, Davy would have loved.