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.
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