Shetland News shetnews.co.uk 29 Apr, 2021 15:45 am

‘New chapter’ for Bop Shop after refurbishment and move to charity status

‘New chapter’ for Bop Shop after refurbishment and move to charity status
A CREATIVE hub in Lerwick which hosts a pop-up record shop once a month is looking ahead to new beginnings after undergoing an extensive refurbishment. The Bop Shop secured funding from the National Lottery to modernise its base on Harbour Street, with new flooring and heating...

A CREATIVE hub in Lerwick which hosts a pop-up record shop once a month is looking ahead to new beginnings after undergoing an extensive refurbishment.People will get a chance to check out the facelift when the doors open on Saturday (1 May) for the latest pop-up record shop.On the first Saturday of each month it opens its doors to the public to host a record shop, but it has also provided space for live performances, film screenings and even a fashion exhibition.The Bop Shop is also now a registered charity, although the pop-up record shop will continue to run separately as a non-profit venture.

“What we are really excited about is that we recently registered as a charity, which is unrelated to the Pop Up Record Shop.” Halcrow said by selling records on websites eBay and Discogs, the monthly record shop has been able to continue its business over the pandemic despite being physically shut since November.

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