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Letters / ‘Man up and support the women’

With the Lerwick Up Helly Aa almost upon us, I have an idea for the future.

Since there is no movement that I know of from the committee towards the inclusion of women in the squads, my suggestion would be that the squads do this for them.

The best way to do this will be that men and boy squads support the inclusion of women and girls to the squads by boycotting Up Helly Aa next year.

So far, the committee, and rightly so, have come in for a lot of criticism, but what of the squad members themselves?

I say stand up and be counted as someone who wants equality, and for the ridiculous male only rule to be abandoned.

Let’s see who will man up and support the women who want to be part of the procession.

Dorothy O’Brien