Former Jarls

Having served their time on the Committee and following Up Helly Aa day the Guizer Jarl then becomes a member of the Ex-Jarls Committee. The table below lists all the Ex-Jarls, the character they portrayed, the name of their Galley and their ranks tune.

Year JarlCharacterGalley NameRanks Tune
1906*J W Robertson ******
1907*H J Anderson ******
1908*W. Sinclair ******
1909*JAS Laing ******
1910*G. T. Anderson ******
1911*E. S. Reid Tait ******
1912*E. S. Reid Tait (For H. Kay) ******
1913*McG. Scott **Thor**
1914*Laurence Sandison **Aegers Hest**
First World War  
1920*Bertie Robertson******
1921*A. P. HawickVikingsHaco**
1922*Geroge H. BurgessBalderSigr**
1923*John CampbellFreyNjord**
1924*Charles A. PetrieHeimdallGerda**
1925*Laurence GrayNjordMaurildi**
1926*Charles A. MansonHelgeland VikingsHvitabjörn**
1927*James McIntoshOlaf TryggvesonOrmr**
1928*Robert A. JohnsonUllrVegr**
1929*P. Bruce LaurensonVikingsVali**
1930*P. S. GoodladJom VikingsFraegth**
1931*J. W. IrvineJorsalafarersIdun**
1932*Peter MoarVikingsFriðr**
1933*A. R. M. MathewsonFrithiofEllida**
1934*Tom HenryKing Sverre's BirkbeinersHugro**
1935*John GearVikingsSæ-Orn**
1936*J. W. P. AngusVaranger GuardBeykisudin**
1937*Robert GrayLeif EriksonOdur**
1938*James AndersonHjatlandersJola-Tungl**
1939*Gilbert HalcrowErik the RedVisund**
Second World War  
1949*L. L . JohnsonJarl Rognvald KolsonHjolp**
1950*G. W. BlanceTorf-EinarMöre**
1951*J. W. HunterSverreMariasud**
1952*J. P. SmithJarl Ragnvald MoreSundmöre**
1953*A. B. WilliamsonEyskeggsEyskegg**
1954*L. T. ThomasonHakon HakonssonKross-Suthin**
1955*J. M. McIntoshThorfin KarlsefniGudrid**
1956 J. P. MoarKing Harald HarfagrGyda**
1957*A. G. JohnstonHaakon the JarlThora**
1958*G. A. W. MansonJarl Erik HakkonssonJernskjegg**
1959*Jack ScottKing Magnus BarelegsHok**
1960*William TaitOlaf the SaintVisund**
1961*James YoungHarald Hardrada's VaeringsVæring**
1962*G. W. LeaskOlaf KyrreOlaf Kyrre**
1963*G. A. B. PatonSigurd the CrusaderJorsalfarer**
1964*J. G. HunterKing Harald GraafeldHarald GrafelOur Director
1965*Thomas MoncrieffOttar the ExplorerLokiOur Director
1966*Joe S. HunterHaakon the GoodFeeyarsundBelphegor
1967 Douglas C. SmithErling SkakkiBökesundenStein Song
1968*Thomas SimpsonHalfdan the BlackViggyrdil (war girdle)Scotland the Brave
1969 A. T. H. TullochMagnus the LawmenderLagaböter (lawmender)Wark o' the Weavers
1970*William PetersonEinar ThambarskelverOrmrinn Langi (the long serpent)Our Director
1971*Allan AndersonTore the HoundUlvin (the wolf)Imperial Echoes
1972*John L. LaurensonBonderGula Ting SkibErimus
1973 Robert GeddesFloki of the RavensGeirhildaStandard of St George
1974 James KerrMagnus the GoodBisonSaints
1975 Maurice MansonEarl Thorfinn the MightyBifrostRasmus
1976*John JohnstonKali KolsonFifa (arrow)Under the Double Eagle
1977 George HunterSigmund Brestisson of FaroeSkudaRadetsky
1978*Peter LeithBjorn of MousaThoraMangaster Voe
1979 Jim NicolsonEgil ScallagrimsonKveldulf (night wolf)Slantigart
1980*Don LeslieJan BjornejegerenVår (spring)B/M Burgoyne
1981*Harry JamiesonThorvald ThoresonVirdaBlaze Away
1982*Kenny CrossanHakon's FakkelbaereOrmen (the serpent)Gerty Boys
1983 James BurgessKari SolmundarsonNjord (god of wealth, sea & fire)Fraternity
1984 Peter MalcolmsonEirik Bloodaxe HaraldsonBokiesBlayden Races
1985 John RatterThorvald InflyttereLaksAces High
1986*Gordon StronachSigurd's CrusadersNordlys (northern lights)Sigurd's March
1987 Mitnie SimpsonRagnar LodbrokSungamBrown Girl
1988 Charles SimpsonThorbjorn ClerkRavnurHolyrood
1989*Willie BlackHalfdan of BrousterJaruinBlack Bear
1990 John MathewsonSvein AsleifarsonGarekseyColonel Bogey
1991 Andrew JohnstonThorstein OlafssonSjøormenAnchors Aweigh
1992 Laurence MoncrieffMagnus ErlendsonShoormalValdres March
1993 Ronald GairEarl Rognvald BrusasonVagsoyRoll Out the Barrel
1994 Charles W. GrantGoturm the DaneDrakkerOld Comrades
1995 Peter R. LeaskJon Petersson of SognAlasundVienna Remains Vienna
1996 Jim CouttsBrusi SigurdssonVågarHappy Wanderer
1997 Willie SmithSigurd MagnussonGarvorGammel Jegermarsj
1998 Colin SummersThorbjorn of Wast BurrafirtLori TafgenJarl Summers Time
1999*Davie MathewsonSigurd HlodvissonÁsmundarvagLiberty Bell
2000 Billy GoudieHarald MaddadssonHvit LynBritish Legion
2001 Michael GroatGunnar HamundarsonOld FaithfulBlaze Away
2002 Bruce LeaskHarald Gilli MagnussonVest MaenirHighland Laddie
2003 Alex JohnsonOlaf SitricsonAaksytrikWilds o' Yell
2004 Stanley MansonNaddod of FaroeBergholmShow Business
2005 Peter FraserEarl Sigurd o' GordPete's DragonTeddy Bear's Picnic
2006 Mark MansonEinar of GullberuvikMoogiBlues On The March
2007 Graham NicolsonGunnar EgilssonJupiterBlaze Away
2008 Roy LeaskKol KalisonBreckonThe Dambusters March
2009 Stephen MouatOthere Fra HålogalandIs BjørnThe Great Escape
2010 Rae SimpsonSigurd "Snake-Eye" RagnarssonAvie JaneKilliecrankie
2011 John HunterJohan Sanderrevet of ValsgardeJagareThe Regiment
2012 David NicolsonBöthvar EgilssonPer ArduaThe A Team
2013 Stephen GrantGamle ErikssonKrisaraOn the Quarter Deck
2014Ivor ClunessIvar 'the Boneless' RagnarssonCongo WarriorThe Raiders
2015Neil RobertsonOlav HarldssonNils OlavOut of the Blue
2016Mark EvansSolmund SigurdssonLauren GracePride of Princes Street
2017Lyall GairSweyn "Forkbeard" HaroldssonFalconGonna Fly Now
2018Stewart JamiesonThorvald ThorvaldssonBlaze AwayOld Comrades


* Deceased
** Information not available