‘Shetland’ filming to disrupt Commercial Street

Filming for the next episodes of the television drama Shetland will take place on Thursday in Lerwick, and part of Commercial Street will be closed to traffic that day.

The filming will be in the Stouts Court area, using the front door of the flats, and will take most of the day on Thursday.

Shetland actor Steven Robertson will again be portraying PC Sandy Wilson in the series.
Shetland actor Steven Robertson will again be portraying PC Sandy Wilson in the series.

The south end of Commercial Street will be closed to traffic for most of the day and there will be “slight disruption” to pedestrians when the cameras are rolling. This will only be a few minutes, according to Davie Gardner of Atlantic Edge Music Services.

A short scene will also be shot on Monday 13th April, but will not require a road closure.

Mr Gardner also said there had been a request from the director to paint the doors and windows of the flats in the area of filming red for the duration of the shoot. They would be re-instated to their original colour afterwards.

No objections have been received from residents.


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  • Peg Young

    • April 8th, 2015 9:06

    We are finally able to view this series here in Canada, thanks to PBS in the U.S , which gives us Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge and loads of other great British drama, which I relish. I was able to peg lovely Mr. Robertson as a Shetlander minutes into the first show when he said, after discovering Sandra (his grandma) shot beside her house, “She’s deyd!” Naebody says “dead” laek a Shetlander! It’s a wonderful promotion for the tourist industry, I’m sure, so if anyone were to complain, I’d say, “For heaven’s sake–Get over it, and be thankful that the world is getting to see Shetland.” The only downside I can think of is the fact that some people might think that there are murders happening all the time in the islands!! Noo…I winder whit Mam wid think o her door bein pented reyd….

    • Thomas H. Lindberg

      • April 8th, 2015 18:06

      We are coming to visit the Shetland Islands early June as a consequence of the Swedish Television (SVT) broadcasted 8 episodes of the Shetland series. So __some__ promotion for the Shettish (correct???) was achieved by the series as you suggest, Peg.

      • Robert Duncan

        • April 9th, 2015 9:23

        Hope you enjoy your stay!

        In response to your question, “Shetlander” as a noun or “Shetlandic” as an adjective is generally used rather than “Shettish”.

  • Shona Reid

    • April 10th, 2015 21:04

    My relatives in B.C. CANADA viewed the series last year and cannot wait for more episodes. Having been to Scotland but not Shetland they were enthralled with the beauty and culture mixed with fiction and drama.


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