Posts Tagged 'Up Helly Aa'

February 3, 2017
If you’ve been on social media over the last few days #uphellyaa may just have been on your radar or perhaps infiltrated your notification feeds! On the last Tuesday of January every year the Up Helly Aa festival...
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If you’ve been on social media over the last few days #uphellyaa may just have been on your radar or perhaps infiltrated your notification feeds!

On the last Tuesday of January every year the Up Helly Aa festival takes place in Shetland with 1000+ men taking part in a torchlit procession in the evening through the island capital Lerwick. The culmination of the procession is the burning of a replica viking longship that is known as the galley. For more in-depth information go to www.uphellyaa.org to read about the origins of the festival.

To provide a comprehensive flavour of the whole day and evening events, we produce a limited edition, 36pp A4, Up Helly Aa Souvenir programme which is packed with  full colour photos. WARNING, once you’ve bought a copy at shop.shetlandtimes.co.uk, you’ll want to book a visit to see next year’s festival!!

You’ll be made very welcome and we’ll be glad to see you.

 

March 23, 2015

Originally produced by Lerwick printers T & J Manson in the early 1900’s for author C.E. Mitchell, we are glad to announce the reprint…

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Originally produced by Lerwick printers T & J Manson in the early 1900’s for author C.E. Mitchell, we are glad to announce the reprint in hardback of Up Helly Aa Tar-barrels & Guizing – looking back  is now available.

The book is an authoritative documented history of Lerwick’s unique annual festival and was “the fruit of painstaking research, of the kind to satisfy the most critical”. Researching old copies our very own Shetland Times newspaper had to take place in the British National Museum in London “owing to destruction by fire in Lerwick” of the archived copies.

Shetland Heritage Publications latest book is a must have for all Up Helly A’ enthusiasts and is available now at the Shetland Museum or HERE.

If you’ve identified a book of local interest you would like see back in print or have a current project you are planning to publish we’d like to hear from you. Contact our publications manager c.black@shetlandtimes.co.uk for an informal chat.

 

Tar Barrels

 

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