Funky Vikings spice up Nesting fire fest

by Deborah Leggate -

THE FOLK of Nesting and Girlsta joined forces with the west side on Friday for the biggest Up Helly Aa the community has ever seen, spicing it up with some Caribbean flavour along the way.

Guizer Jarl Iain Malcolmson was Harold “Bluetooth” Gormson for the day, leading a 23 man squad with 27 children, none of whom had performed in a jarl squad before.

Not only did they impress with their home-made outfits, but their stirring Viking version of an old Toots & the Maytals reggae tune went down a storm on the cold, windy night.

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