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Up Helly Aa 2017
Up Helly Aa 2017 is on Tuesday 31st January 2017.
Jarl Squad Timetable
Outlined below is the approximate 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 Mareel.
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).
Lists Of Squads
This information will be added to this website after the event. It is a secret until then!