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BBC Filming / Traffic restrictions in place in Lerwick on Tuesday as filming continues

Scenes for the Shetland crimes series were filmed in Lerwick's King Harald Street. Photo: Jim Mullay

A RANGE of traffic restrictions will be in place around Lerwick on Tuesday (15 June) as filming for the new series of crime drama Shetland continues.

The production team says there will be a significant amount of operational activity throughout these areas, and people are asked to be cautious and drive carefully.

Most of the restrictions involve temporary ‘stop/go’ traffic and/or pedestrian ‘holds’ which will only be applied for a few minutes at a time to allow actual filming to take place.

“Apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, but thanks as always for your co-operation with this,” Shetland location manager Davie Gardner said.

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“The road closure and parking restrictions we have been officially granted between the junction with Church Road and Stout’s Court will remain in place between the above times,” Gardner said.

“Parking – particularly in the parking bays adjacent to the location and Water Lane – will also be restricted in this area overnight tonight (Monday) and between these hours too.”

MARKET CROSS – 0930 – 1100

“We propose to film a very short scene here outside D & G Leslie’s shop. During this time the area will be subject to a stop/go traffic control system and parking in the immediate area will also be prohibited throughout this time.”

ST OLAF STREET – 1000 – 1400

“We have officially requested – and been granted – an extensive stop/go traffic control system along this street during the above hours,” Gardner added.

“Again, this will only be applied for very short periods of time while our ‘action’ vehicles are operating in the road and for the duration actual of filming – extending to no more than a few minutes at a time. However, if you can avoid this area altogether at this time that would be a huge help to us and greatly appreciated.”

Parking in the area will be strictly prohibited, including the area of Lower Hillhead where the team wishes to park technical support vehicles, as well as the parking bays outside the sheriff court and King Erik House.


“Here again a temporary stop/go traffic control system will be in operation throughout the above time,” Gardner said.

“Again, traffic will only be held for the duration of actual filming – extending to no more than a few minutes at a time.

“Sincere apologies again for any disruption or inconvenience this may cause but thanks once again for all the co-operation we receive on these occasions.”

Anyone with issues or questions is asked to contact:

Chris Groves – Unit Manager – 07946 826 721

Or Davie Gardner – Location Manager – Shetland – 07867 654 509