VIKINGS OF SHETLAND

The Guizer Jarl and his son prepare for the Up Helly Aa festivities. (clip)

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Places:

  • Shetland Islands

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Fish and fishing
  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Documentary

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: VIKINGS OF SHETLAND

Reference number: 3931

Date: 1969

Director: d. Christopher Mylne

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.13 mins

Description: Up Helly Aa’ Festival 1969, Lerwick.

Credits: made by kind permission of the Up Helly A' Committee Lerwick, Shetland

Shotlist: Credits. (0.19) Gvs Shetland landscape, l/s showing houses (0.26) gvs Lerwick harbour, fishing boats, sheep being loaded onto ship (1.05) gvs Lerwick streets lined with shops, people examining "The Bill" (2.53) shots of Russian boats in the harbour; c/u hammer and sickle on a funnel; US Coast Guard car (3.17) shots of Russian sailors taking photos of the longboat "Lagarböter" (4.07) exts. Townhall; ints. Provost inspects Guizer Jarl and others in their costumes; (4.29) "vikings" marching past longboat; fancy dress and skits in townhall (5.45) schools celebration; Edward Simm, junior Guizer Jarl, sits on his longboat; streets dancing, (6.11) torch lit procession at night; burning of the longboat (10.15) ecs (10.21)