Petrofac News 1700X397
04 July 2012

Sella Ness Accommodation Facility Hosts Local Schools Music Concert

Petrofac, the international oil & gas service provider, transformed its Sella Ness accommodation facility for one day on 26 June by hosting a music concert bringing together local school pupils and residents of the Islands’ care homes.

Around 150 pupils from local schools including Brae, Aith, Bells’s Brae, Dunrossness, Baltasound, Burravoe, Scalloway  and  Mid Yell Primaries performed for guests from nearby care homes at the Sella Ness facility at the site of the Laggan Tormore project.

The 60 guests were treated to renditions of a variety of favourite songs accompanied by pupils on the piano, accordion and violin.

The performance followed a generous donation from Petrofac made to the Shetland Schools Music Festival earlier this year as part of their support for the local community.

The annual music festival is made up of a variety of music classes, performances, workshops and concerts for primary and secondary school pupils as part of developing their musical ability.

This is one of many ways in which Petrofac has integrated itself in the local community since becoming established on the Island.  It most recently took part in the Relay for Life event for Cancer Research UK and also held a festive lunch for guests from nearby care homes during the Christmas period last year.

Alex Hosie, Project Director, Petrofac Offshore Projects & Operations said: “The concert was a great success and something Petrofac was proud to be a part of.  Our facility here has now been open for almost a year and we very much recognise the importance of interacting with and supporting the local community.  Working with local schools and offering our venue to community events is one of many things we do as part of this.”

Sarah Henry, Training and Development Officer, Shetland Islands Council said: “This was a fantastic experience for the pupils involved to not only visit the Petrofac Accommodation facility but also showcase their musical talents.  The concert was a huge success and the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.  Our thanks must go to Petrofac for all their support.”