30th September 2016
Established 1872. Online since 1996.

Chilly but sunny start for annual Uyeasound festival

DSCF0002

Galley carver Paul Ritch

The Norse weather gods were smiling on Uyeasound Up-Helly-A’s Jarl Christopher Ritch and his squad this year.

Their day has been dry and bright but with a chilling wind, as they have take on their usual visitations. The suit this year has taken on an original character, with over the shoulder grey cloaks, exotic pantaloons and “up cycled suede and furry boots blending seamlessly with traditional axe and helmet. The shields are wooden and have coloured strips in them and a”distressed” look to them.

This year’s idea was to get away from bling towards a more authentic look. The forecast is good for the procession and the burning. A full report will appear in The Shetland Times next Friday.

AboutStephen Gordon

View other stories by »

Your Comment

Please note, it is the policy of The Shetland Times to publish comments and letters from named individuals only. Both forename and surname are required.

Comments are moderated. Contributors must observe normal standards of decency and tolerance for the opinions of others.

The views expressed are those of contributors and not of The Shetland Times.

The Shetland Times reserves the right to decline or remove any contribution without notice or stating reason.

Comments are limited to 200 words but please email longer articles or letters to editorial@shetlandtimes.co.uk for consideration and include a daytime telephone number and your address. If emailing information in confidence please put "Not for publication" in both the subject line and at the top of the main message.