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BBC Filming / Crime drama filming to head to Burra on Monday

Photo: Mark Mainz for ITV Shetland

THE MINN beach in Burra will be closed off to the public on Monday (7 June) to allow for filming of the crime drama series Shetland.

The production team have secured permission to park technical support vehicles in the small car park immediately above the beach and to have exclusive use of the access to the beach, the beach itself and the immediate area beyond it for filming purposes throughout the day.

This will be in place between 7am and 8pm.

Access will be maintained for any animal welfare and feeding issues throughout this time.

“Also during this time, a number of quads and trailers will also be travelling between the car park and the beach area, transporting necessary filming related equipment for us,” Shetland location manager Davie Gardner said.

“Also please note that – especially at the start of our day and at the end, but at times throughout the day too – there will be significantly increased traffic passing through Burra Isle in general to and from the location.

“This traffic will largely be limited to mini buses, smaller vans, pickups and cars, although some larger trucks (non-articulated) will be required at the location too, however these should only pass through the isle at the start of the day and at the end, remaining in situ at Minn throughout the day itself. Please take note of this and drive with due caution.

“Our crew have, of course, been advised to proceed with caution too, particularly due to the narrow roads through the isle.

“Additionally, during our lunch time – approx. 1pm – 2pm (note these times may vary slightly) there will be a number of mini-buses and cars travelling to and from the location to the Hamnavoe Hall to allow our crew to have lunch there, resulting in some of these smaller vehicles being parked in that area too.

“Rest assured we will do everything we can to limit vehicle numbers and any disruption in the area, while access will of course be maintained at all times.

“Additionally, our larger fleet of Unit support vehicles will, throughout this time, be parked at Scalloway Harbour – moving in to there from early Sunday pm onwards and moving out again Monday pm. Again, please exercise caution in this area during this time.”

The crew offered apologies for any inconvenience caused, and asked anyone with issues to contact either:

Chris Groves – Unit Manager – 07946 826 721

Davie Gardner – Location Manager Shetland – 07867 654 509