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Features / Sun shines on Spence’s special day

Jarl Richard Spence enjoying a bright day at Norwick beach. Photo: John Coutts

THE WEATHER gods were shining on Guizer Jarl Richard Spence and his squad at the Uyeasound Up-Helly-Aa on Friday.

Spence’s special day coincided with an unseasonally bright day – as is testified by photographer John Coutts’ image of the jarl at Norwick beach.

He and his squad paid a visit to Baltasound school, the galley being pulled into the playground, and the galley burning was followed by a concert in the Uyeasound Hall.

Coutts said the general standard of squads was getting better every year, with a squad of robots featuring in the 2014 procession.

A squad of torch-wielding robots featured in the procession at Uyeasound Up-Helly-Aa. Photo: John Coutts

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