19th January 2019
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WATCH: Galley meets fiery demise in Scalloway

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A spectacular galley burning in Scalloway tonight (Friday) heralded the start of Shetland’s fire festival season for 2019.

A sizeable crowd turned out to see around 200 guizers join this year’s 51 member Jarl’s Squad, led by Tingwall-man Maurice Jamieson, on their torchlit procession through the village.

The rain which had seemed to follow the squad throughout the day abated and a windless night allowed for eye-catching reflections in the calm water as galley Einmar burned in the Scalloway voe.

• For more coverage see next Friday’s Shetland Times

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