Other Up Helly Aa's

by Helen Smith -

As well as the Lerwick Up Helly Aa, there's a number of other fire festivals held around the isles. Each are unique in their own way and well worth going to see. Here's a list of what's on when:

January

9th - Scalloway Fire Festival

27th - Lerwick Up Helly Aa

February

13th - Uyeasound Up Helly Aa

20th - Northmavine Up Helly Aa

21st - Norwick Up Helly Aa

27th - Bressay Up Helly Aa

27th - Cullivoe Up Helly Aa

Saturday 21st February 2015

March

13th - South Mainland Up Helly Aa

20th - Delting Up Helly Aa

Coming from the south end of Shetland I must admit to being a little biased in favour of the new kid of the block, the South Mainland Up Helly Aa. This year the burning will take place at St Ninian's Isle, which has to be one of the most scenic locations for a burning.

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