Up Helly Aa 2015

Up Helly Aa 2015 is on Tuesday 27th January 2015.

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.

Galley Location

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

The procession will light up at 19:30 on the Hillhead (below the Town Hall) and proceed along the route map (right).


The halls that are open on Up Helly Aa night are ticketed events that are mostly organised by volunteers. Those attending the halls are invited guests who also assist in the running of the hall. Please note that no tickets are available through this website.

Halls Open

  1. Anderson High School
  2. Town Hall
  3. Holmsgarth Terminal
  4. Royal British Legion
  5. Islesburgh Community Centre
  6. Bells Brae School
  7. Gilbertson Park Games Hall
  8. Clickimin Centre
  9. T.A. @ The Bowls Hall
  10. Sound School
  11. Sound Community Hall

Lists Of Squads

This information will be added to this website after the event. It is a secret until then!