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Guizers during the procession at Scalloway Fire Festival in 2020.

NEXT year’s Scalloway Fire Festival has been postponed to 2023.

The committee said there remains “significant uncertainties” about planning this type of event when it comes to Covid regulations.

It comes after the Lerwick Up Helly Aa announced on Friday that it would be postponing its 2022 event.

“At a Meeting on Sunday 15th August, 2021, Scalloway Fire Festival’s Executive Committee decided to reschedule its next Fire Festival to 13th January, 2023,” committee secretary James Pearson said.

“At a time where restrictions are easing and the pandemic appears to be abating, the Committee had hoped, until recently, that the event might proceed.

“However, it is now clear that multiple, significant uncertainties remain around the planning of this type of community celebration and it was therefore, regrettably but unanimously agreed to postpone for a further twelve months.”

The last Scalloway Fire Festival was held in 2020, with the 2021 event postponed. It is the first event of Shetland’s fire festival season.