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BBC Filming / Crime drama filming to head to Nesting area later this week

Douglas Henshall as Jimmy Perez. Photo: BBC

FILMING for the new series of the Shetland crime drama will take place in the Nesting area on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week.

The Skellister Stores will be closed on Wednesday afternoon as a result.

The production team has been granted the use of a temporary stop and go traffic management system by the council’s roads department.

This will only be implemented for short periods of time while actual filming takes place, with the hope that it will only be used for no more than a few minutes at a time.

This will be in place in the Skellister area between 1pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday.

A similar traffic management procedure will also be in place in the area of Quoys in Catfirth, South Nesting, to allow filming to take place there on Thursday 8 April from 7.30am to 8pm, and again on Friday 9 April from 7.30am to 8pm.

On Thursday the stop/go system will be implemented between the hours of 8am – 9pm and on Friday between the hours of 8am – 9am only.

People are reminded to be aware of increased traffic in both areas throughout this time – especially of vehicles perhaps emerging from side roads or properties in the immediate area.

The main vehicle unit base will be parked in the area of the old Catfirth air base from early evening on Wednesday 7 April til late evening on Friday 9 April.

This ‘unit’ contains some very large vehicles, so people are asked to be especially mindful of that and also the increased traffic coming and going from here throughout this time.

The production team say they will endeavour to keep any/all disruption and inconvenience to an absolute minimum.

But they gave their apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause anyone, and thanked people for their co-operation.

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week filming will start at Semblister in Bixter. There will be no traffic control measures necessary during this time, but people have been told to be aware that there will be an increase in traffic.

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