Invitation made for youngsters to join squads

The chance has emerged for young people to form squads in time for next year’s Junior Up-Helly-A’.

Applications from youngsters in P7, S1 and S2 are being invited.

The Junior Up-Helly-A’ committee has encouraged parents or guardians to help young people complete squad detail forms in time for the 1st December deadline.

Organisers have pointed out that Junior Up-Helly-A’ will offer an opportunity to have an equal gender split of guizers.

Application Forms & Guidance Notes can be requested by visiting or emailing

It comes after 13 year-old Oran McCulloch was elected as the new Junior Guizer Jarl (see this week’s Shetland Times).


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