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BBC Filming / Drama series filming to head to Lerwick on Thursday

DC Sandy Wilson (Steven Robertson), DS Alison 'Tosh' Mcintosh (Alison O'Donnell) and DI Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshall). Photo: Mark Mainz

FILMING for the Shetland crime drama will take place in various areas in Lerwick on Thursday (10 June) between 7am and 2pm.

Information is as follows:

BUILDBASE NORTH YARD, ADJACENT TO DOCKSIDE AREA

From 7am to approximately 10am the entry/exit gate adjacent to Garthspool Road will be closed to through traffic and pedestrians while scenes are filmed in this area.

A stop/go traffic and pedestrian management system will also be in place at the north end section of Freefield Road just north of the main door to the Buildbase store. However, vehicular and pedestrian entry and parking will be maintained at all times via the main Freefield Road entrance to Buildbase.

LOWER MOUNTHOOLY STREET/LAW LANE – 10am to midday

A vehicular and pedestrian ‘stop/go’ management system will be in place here between the above hours, however pedestrian access to residential property and businesses will be maintained at all times and any ‘holds’ applied during this time will only last for a few minutes while filming takes place.

KING HARALD STREET – BETWEEN THE BOTTOM OF HARBOUR STREET AND UNION STREET + LOWER SECTION OF KING ERIK STREET.

Shetland location manager Davie Gardner said: “We have officially requested via the SIC Roads Dept – and been granted – a full closure of the above section(s) of King Harald Street and King Erik Street (the lower section between King Harald St and St Olaf St) for the duration of our filming operations.

“Alternative traffic routes will be indicated by signage and our traffic management people on the day Pedestrian entry to the playpark area in King Erik St will be maintained and managed at all times however.”

People are asked to note that no parking within the area of, and between the the times, of closure, has also been granted.

“Our technical support vehicles will also be parked in various areas within the vicinity so please be aware of this and the filming related operations taking place around this and in the general area too,” Gardner added.

“Once again thanks so much again for your co-operation with this and sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.”


Anyone with questions or issues should contact:

Chris Groves – Unit Manager – 07946 826 721
Or Davie Gardner – Location Manager Shetland – 07867 654 509

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