BBC Filming / Crime drama filming moves to Hillswick and Heylor

Photo: Mark Mainz for ITV Shetland

FILMING for the latest instalment of the Shetland crime drama moves to two locations in the North Mainland on Tuesday (20 April).

The ITV Shetland team will be at the Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary during the morning before moving to Heylor in the late afternoon

Location manager Davie Gardner said: “No specific traffic regulations will apply to the area of the sanctuary itself, but we would ask you to avoid the immediate area in front of the sanctuary, using the alternative through route if at all possible, while short, very temporary stop/go traffic measures will be applied there while actual filming takes place. This would only be for a few minutes at a time.”


The filming team’s technical service vehicles will be parked around that area too. Local access will be maintained throughout but local people are asked to be aware of increased traffic movements

“Later that same day we will be filming further scenes on a short, northern section of the Heylor road. Here again a temporary stop/go traffic system will be in place at times, primarily for the safety of our crew and the general public. Again this would be for just a few minutes on each occasion,” Gardner added.

The team’s main unit base, including larger articulated vehicles, will be located at the Braewick Café, Eshaness throughout.

Gardner said: “Apologies to anyone affected or inconvenienced by these temporary measures, but sincere thanks for your co-operation, support and patience in this respect.”

Meanwhile, the Trondra Bridge will be closed for all traffic for two hours between 11am and 1pm on Wednesday (21 April) to allow filming taking place at this location. For more information see here.

Should anyone require further information or raise issues with this update please either contactDavie Gardner on 07867 654 509 or unit manager Chris Groves on 07946 826 721.