Its committee said on Sunday: “The Bressay Up Helly Aa committee regretfully announce the postponement of the 2021 Bressay Up Helly Aa. “Given the ongoing uncertainties surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic, we have taken the unanimous decision to postpone the festival for a year, in the hope we can return to a more normal way of life in time for the 2022 event.”.
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James, who has been on the Bressay Up Helly Aa committee for ten years, kicked off the day alongside his squad at the Speldiburn Cafe for some stomach-lining grub. The Vikings are being let loose on the Shetland mainland during the morning as they visit the Bell’s Brae Primary School and the ASN department of the Anderson High School.Delting Up Helly Aa was postponed in March this year due to the Covid-19 outbreak, and from the EGM the committee agreed to re-arran. ge the festival for October 30th 2020. We have since made the extremely hard decision to further postpone our event till March 19th 2021. This date will be reviewed later this year adjoining with government guidance. With the current restrictions in place and.Labels: Bressay Up Helly Aa, Jarl Squads, Up Helly Aa. 2 comments: jim grunberg 14 January 2011 at 17:32. Bressay has a site on Facebook. It would of interest to the world to have a link to your site. This is very good. Well done. Jim grunberg. Reply Delete. Replies. Reply. kozetland1 14 January 2011 at 23:53. Thanks Jim - i'm in the process of scanning all the original photographs of those.
Uyeasound Up Helly Aa With a tradition going back to 1911, Uyeasound Up Helly Aa is the 2nd oldest in the isles. The festival has run annually ever since, excepting a pause for the First World War (1915-1923), a family bereavement (1931), a flu outbreak (1933) and for the Second World War (1940 - 1946).Read More
Up Helly Aa (it sounds best if you shout it) may commemorate the Shetlands' ancient Viking heritage -- hence the importance of big bushy beards -- but the festival itself began only a little more.Read More
Learn more about the Up Helly Aa festivals from recent years, starting when this website was first made live, by selecting from the links below: Up Helly Aa 2020 (Guizer Jarl: Liam Summers) Up Helly Aa 2019 (Guizer Jarl: John Nicolson) Up Helly Aa 2018 (Guizer Jarl: Stewart Jamieson) Up Helly Aa 2017 (Guizer Jarl: Lyall Gair) Up Helly Aa 2016 (Guizer Jarl: Mark Evans) Up Helly Aa 2015 (Guizer.Read More
Geography and geology. Bressay lies due south of Whalsay, west of the Isle of Noss, and north of Mousa.At 11 square miles (28 km 2), it is the fifth largest island in Shetland.The population is around 360 people, concentrated in the middle of the west coast, around Glebe and Fullaburn. The island is made up of Old Red Sandstone with some basaltic intrusions.Read More
IT’S Bressay’s big day for a burning, and Guizer Jarl Ross Manson may be representing a long lost relative at this year’s event. Ross, a thoroughbred Shark, has served his ten years on the Bressay Up Helly Aa committee and has now donned the kirtle and helmet of jarl after a decade split between guizing in the jarl’s squad and stewarding at the procession.Read More
Bressay Up Helly Aa takes place on the last Friday of February (28th February 2014) and on Bressay they have two galleys! One is pulled around the isle and the second is burned. Festivities carry on late into the night in the Bressay Hall. Finally Cullivoe Up Helly Aa takes place on the same date (28th February 2014) and begins at the Cullivoe Hall from 1900 with the light-up at 1930. The.Read More
These fire festivals commemorate Shetland’s Viking past and are also a triumphant demonstration of the islanders’ skill, spirit and sense of community. They bring together people from all generations and backgrounds, from across the islands, to celebrate. Each Up Helly Aa is marked with a torch-lit procession through the streets, the symbolic burning of a galley (Viking longship), and then.Read More
THE SHETLAND isle of Bressay has lost its fire crew because two members refuse to shave off their beards ahead of the annual Viking fire festival Up Helly Aa. By The Newsroom Friday, 24th January.Read More
Shetland Wool Week 2014. by Helen Smith - 29th August 2014. October is the perfect time to come indoors, sit beside the fire, cast on stitches and knit a jumper that’ll see you through many a Shetland winter, so it’s quite apt that Shetland Wool Week is on next month. It celebrates the traditions of Fair Isle knitting, the first class Shetland fleece and wool and and the industry as a.Read More
This year taking place on Tuesday 28th January 2014, Up Helly Aa has a procession of up to a thousand guizers, the Viking Guizer Jarl and his Jarl Squad, and a Viking longship which is set ablaze! We’ve written a guide for what to expect on the night and a history of Up Helly aa! Also on Tuesday 28th January make sure you check out Stand Up Helly Aa (comedy) at the Mareel at 9pm and Fiery.Read More