Information for Guizers

Election of New Committee Member

All nominations for new committee member must be notified in writing. Eligible guizers may apply, no later than Friday 28th September 2018, to:

c/o Brydon Gray
Honorary Secretary
8 Millgaet

Registering Squad Names

Names can be registered from 6pm Saturday 25th August 2018.

Squad names can be registered in person from 6pm Saturday 25th August 2018 in the Galley Shed.

Registration of Squad Names will be on a first come first served basis in person from 6pm in Galley Shed (doors will open 5:30).

From 7pm you can contact Brydon Gray by phone on 07789726503 or email

Squads wishing to register names for the 2019 Festival must quote:

  1. Registered Squad Number
  2. Contact name, telephone number, postal and email address
  3. Squad Name
  4. Suit description(s)
  5. Act description
  6. Music they plan to use

October Mass Meeting of Guizers

The first mass meeting will be held at 19:30 on Tuesday 30th October 2018 at the Garrison Theatre.


  1. Minutes
  2. Financial statement
  3. Fix date of 2019 Festival
  4. Appoint Guizer Jarl
  5. Election of Secretaries
  6. Election of Treasurer
  7. Appoint auditors
  8. Election of Committee member

January Mass Meeting of Guizers

The Final mass meeting will be held at 19:30 on Tuesday 22nd January 2018.


  1. Practise Up-Helly-Aa songs
  2. Minutes
  3. Marshal’s instructions
  4. Any other business
  5. Draw for positions in procession


Squads will muster at ISLEBURGH COMMUNITY CENTRE (South car park) at the times appointed, commencing at 6:55pm, receive torches and be marshalled to the LOWER HILLHEAD. The Guizer Jarl’s Squad will pass up the ranks at 7:15pm, accompanied by the Brass Band. Pipe Band music will be played during the Muster and Procession. At 7:30pm a MAROON will give the signal for lighting up, and the galley, Guizer Jarl’s squad and the Brass Band will pass down the ranks, the procession counter-marching behind them.