Warm tributes have been paid to former Guizer Jarl and “much loved character” Jim Coutts.
Secretary of the Ex Jarls Association Stanley Manson said Mr Coutts, who was Jarl in 1996, would be a “big miss” to the association.
Mr Manson confirmed Mr Coutts was sadly the third jarl to die this year.
Drew Tulloch, who was jarl in1969, died in February and John Ratter who was jarl in 1985 passed away last month.
Photographer John Coutts shared an iconic image of Jim Coutts on Facebook yesterday.
He said he was a “much loved character in Up-Helly- A’ circles and throughout the community”.
The post was met with an outpouring of condolences and fond memories.
Further tributes to Jim Coutts will be featured in the next edition of The Shetland Times.