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 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).

Lists Of Squads

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