Pictured above are a few of my favourites during the day from the first ever South Mainland Up Helly Aa.
I followed the Jarl Squad from 7am where they enjoyed breakfast at the Bigton Hall. The other locations were ASN Dept, Anderson High School, Sound School, Cunningsburgh School, Sandwick Junior High School, Bigton Stores, Sumburgh Hotel, Dunrossness School, Overtonlea Care Centre and Levenwick Hall.
I had a great time and the time simply flew by. There was a real sense of camaraderie between the squad and they were warmly greeted at each venue. Best singing performance has to go to the pupils at Dunrossness Primary School who belted our a rousing rendition of the Up Helly Aa song.
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Stay tuned for the final part of my SMUHA collection featuring photographs from the procession. For those that missed it, the first part of my SMUHA blog posts can be found here.