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Up Helly Aa 2014
Up Helly Aa 2014 is on Tuesday 28th January 2014
Jarl Squad Timetable
Outlined below is the outline timetable for the Jarl Squad for Tuesday morning:
09:00 March to British Legion - starting location varies year on year.
09:45 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 in Lerwick Town Hall.
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
The timetable will be confirmed nearer the festival - watch this space!
Official Programme & Souvenir Programme
The official and souvenir programmes are available to buy in local shops such as:
- Harrys Department Store
- Shetland Times book shop
- Conochies Newsagents
- Ellesmere Stores
The Proclamation (Also known as The Bill)
The Bill is located at the Market Cross from 06:30 on Tuesday morning until 17:00.
The Galley is part of the marching in the morning. Once it arrives at the Bressay Ferry Terminal it remains there until 18:00 when it is taken to the Hillhead in preparation for the procession.
The procession will light up at 19:30 on the Hillhead (below the Town Hall) and proceed along the route map (right).
Halls open are as follows:
- Sound Hall
- Anderson High School
- Town Hall
- T.A. Hall
- Ro-Ro Terminal
- Royal British Legion
- Islesburgh Community Centre
- Bells Brae School
- Gilbertson Park Games Hall
- Clickimin Centre
- Sound School
Tickets For Halls
The Up Helly Aa Committee organise and run the Town Hall only. All other halls are run by groups of hosts and hostesses. For information about tickets for halls, please see the Hall Tickets page.
Town Hall Tickets
The Town Hall opens at 21:00 on Tuesday night and will close at 08:00 Wednesday. There is food available all night, which is included in your ticket price. The hall is not licensed. You need to bring your own refreshments.
Tickets for the Town Hall will go on sale between Christmas and New Year.
PLEASE NOTE: There is limited availability and tickets are issued on a first come first served basis.
Applying for Tickets: An application form will be available on the website between Christmas and New Year (date yet to be confirmed), you need to:
- Print off and complete the Application Form
- Write a Cheque made payable to The Up Helly Aa Committee
- Include a stamped Self Addressed Envelope
- Post the Application to The Up Helly Aa Committee, PO Box 99, Lerwick
PLEASE NOTE: Applying by email prior to this gains no benefit.
Lists Of Squads
This information will be added to this website after the event. It is a secret until then!