Up Helly Aa fire festival lights up Shetland
- 25 January 2011
- From the section NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland
Shetland's spectacular annual Up Helly Aa fire festival has been held.
Up Helly Aa is an event which celebrates Shetland's Viking heritage, and culminated with the dramatic burning of a replica Viking galley.
It features a band of latter-day Viking warriors known as the Jarl Squad, and attracts visitors from across the world.
Northern Constabulary had to bring in extensive road closures during Tuesday for the event.
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