Up Helly Aa is an annual celebration of Shetland culture, involving a series of marches and visitations, culminating in a torch-lit procession and the burning of a galley. Visit www.uphellyaa.org to see the full programme for the day.
Jarl Squad Timetable
09:00 March to British Legion - starting location varies year on year.
09:40 Leave British Legion and march along Esplanade, along Commercial Street pausing at the Bill located at Market Cross. Finish at Bressay Ferry Terminal for photos; please note area is cordoned off for official photos.
10:30 Depart Bressay Ferry Terminal for civic reception.
Throughout the rest of the morning and early afternoon there are a series of visits to the Primary Schools, Hospitals and eventide homes with some lunch in between.
15:30 Visit Shetland Museum
19:15 Guizer Jarl Squad passes up the ranks of the Guizers
19:30 Procession commences
21:15 Visit first hall of evening
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