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Community / Bressay Up Helly Aa postponed to 2023

The 2020 Bressay Up Helly Aa. Photo: Malcolm Younger/Millgaet Media

BRESSAY Up Helly Aa has become the latest fire festival to postpone its 2022 event.

The committee said: “After detailed discussion between committee members, and in consultation with current Covid guidance, we have come to the conclusion that, despite the recent easing of restrictions, there are still too many uncertainties remaining with regards the hosting of events of this type to proceed with the 2022 Up Helly Aa.

“It is our feeling that the remaining restrictions would be prohibitive to the freedom and enjoyment of an event such as Bressay Up Helly Aa, and with no timeframe for the removal of these restrictions we must defer the festival for a further year.”

It comes after the Lerwick Up Helly and Scalloway Fire Festival both announced they would postpone their 2022 events to the following year.