PART of Lerwick’s Commercial Street will be closed off to vehicle traffic on Thursday (3 June) to allow for filming of the BBC crime drama Shetland.
From 7am to 9pm there will be a temporary road closure from Irvine Place (Bank of Scotland) to the steps next to Shetland Turf Accountants to allow filming to take place in and around the Dennis Coutts photography shop.
This closure will, however, be manned at all times to allow access for disabled traffic and any urgent/necessary deliveries between and beyond these points.
Shetland location manager Davie Gardner said: “Please note however that vehicles may be held temporarily (maximum of 10 minutes) while actual filming takes place and until the road is made safe again.
“Parking for unloading purposes will also be acceptable except for our immediate area of operation around Dennis Coutts Photography shop.
“However, if any non-urgent deliveries could be rescheduled for a period out with this time that would be hugely appreciated.
“We have also requested parking space for our technical support vehicles on the Esplanade between M&Co and Harry’s Department Store, including the parking and loading bays located in the area.”
Pedestrian and disabled access to all areas, including parking spaces, will be unaffected by this order, although temporary ‘holds’ will be in place here too while actual filming takes place.
The production team apologised for any inconvenience this may cause.
Anyone with issues with any of the above should contact:
Chris Groves – Unit Manager – 07946 826 721 or
Davie Gardner – Location Manager, Shetland – 07867 654 509
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