Up Helly Aa 2016 - Live Broadcast

by Promote Shetland -

Shetland's spectacular Up Helly Aa Viking fire festival is now underway as this year's Guizer Jarl, Solmund Sigurdsson of Tonsberg (aka Mark Evans), and his squad marched through the streets of Lerwick in this morning's procession.

We are now busy preparing for tonight's live broadcast. The live coverage will begin at 19.00 (GMT) and run through until 21.00, culminating with the dramatic burning of the replica Viking galley.

We hope you can join the celebrations online and watch the spectacular torchlit procession from the comfort of your own home. You can also join the live chat this evening on our discussion board at www.uphellyaa.com or use #uphellyaa on twitter.

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