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Community / Jarl’s injured arm not expected to derail Cullivoe Up Helly Aa

Guizer jarl Craig Dickie. Photo: Garry Sandison

THE CULLIVOE Up Helly Aa is expected to carry on as scheduled despite the guizer jarl heading to hospital after hurting his arm.

Craig Dickie is thought to have injured his arm during the early hours of this morning (Friday) after the fire festival kicked off informally on Thursday.

He got the 11.30am ferry from Yell this morning to head to A&E in hospital to get it checked out.

A source close to the jarl said Dickie, AKA Sweyn Asleifsson for this weekend, is expected to return for the evening’s festivities – even if the arm ends up being in a cast.

The schedule for the jarl squad today includes more visits around the area.

The Yell fire festival is one of three Up Helly Aas taking place this weekend, with Bressay today and Norwick on Saturday.