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BBC Filming / Trondra bridge to be closed on Wednesday to allow crime drama filming

Filming taking place at Scousburgh Beach on Thursday. Photo: Kerrie Meyer

THE TEAM filming the latest instalment of the popular Shetland crime drama is giving advanced notice of the temporary closure of the Trondra bridge on Wednesday (21 April) to allow action scenes on and around the bridge to be filmed.

ITV Shetland has been granted permission to fully close the bridge – the only route to and from Trondra and Burra – from 11am to 1pm while a stop and go system will be in place on either side of the closure between 8.30am and 11.00am and from 1pm to 2.30pm.

A spokesman for the team said: “We have requested – and been granted – permission from the SIC and Trondra and Burra Community Council to temporarily close the Trondra bridge from 11am to 1pm on Wednesday 21 April in order to film action scenes here, while from 8.30 till 11am and again from 1.00 to 2.30pm a traffic control stop/go system will be in place around the area of the bridge which may cause short delays while actual filming is taking place – so please be aware of this and allow more time for your journey on that day.”

Meanwhile, filming for the new series will be taking place in the Burrastow House area of Walls on Monday (19 April) from 8am until approx. 9.30pm.

No specific traffic restrictions will be in place here, but people are being asked to be mindful of increased traffic in the area and of filming support vehicles being parked in the immediate area too.

ITV Shetland’s main vehicular unit base will be located at the Walls pier, with other vehicles parked in the area of the Church of Scotland and Pier Road.

“Again, please be cautious of significantly increased traffic in both these areas in the lead up to this time and throughout the day itself,” the spokesman said.

“Thanks as always for your patience and co-operation and sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause”

Should anyone have specific issues with these traffic orders, please contact either location manager Davie Gardner on 07867 654 509 or unit manager Chris Groves on 07946 826 721.