Perez plaque removed following dispute

A plaque presented to Shetland star Douglas Henshall has been removed to prevent householders from being disturbed.

The Hollywood-style star was installed in October outside the Lodberrie in Lerwick, where Henshall’s character DI Jimmy Perez lives.

The building’s actual owner had not been asked for permission.

He raised a complaint on the grounds of pedestrian safety, planning issues and the lack of public consultation. 

The SIC said its roads team had discussed the issue with residents and agreed to move the plaque to minimise disturbance to householders.

It will be relocated to an alternative location which features in the Shetland series. 

“That will obviously be subject to further engagement with Planning prior to any final decision being made,” the council added.

Henshall had unveiled the star, which celebrates the show’s positive impact on the Shetland tourism industry,  after finishing filming series six in the isles. 

He said at the time: “It’s been our privilege to come and work here for the last 10 years and for our work to be commemorated in this way by VisitScotland and Shetland Islands Council is both wonderfully surprising and genuinely touching.”

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  • Linsey Nisbet

    • December 18th, 2021 10:21

    Surely this is very petty! Tourists flock to see the ‘Jimmy Perez house’, and the star would seem to be a fitting symbol of a happy and positive Shetland landmark. What harm was it doing?

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  • Maria woodward

    • December 18th, 2021 18:08

    I visit family in Shetland every summer and visit the lodberrie whilst Im there I’ve enjoyed watching the detective programme as I can point out all the familiar places I’ve been to and miss when I’m not there

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