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BBC Filming / Crime drama filming to head to Eshaness

THE ROAD to the Eshaness Lighthouse will largely be closed for a couple of days this week to allow filming to take place for the next series of the Shetland crime drama.

The restrictions will be in place between 7am and 8pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (8-10 September).

“The closure will remain manned throughout, and local access will, of course, also be maintained at all times, especially in the event of an emergency and/or important animal welfare issues – otherwise the road will remain closed for the duration of filming,” Shetland location manager Davie Gardner said.

“For those genuinely requiring access you may experience some delays, but these should last no more than a few minutes at a time if, for instance, we have vehicles or equipment in the road or while actual filming takes place.”

Scenes will be shot at the Eshaness cliffs and surrounding areas.

People are asked to note that the turning/parking area adjacent to the Eshaness Lighthouse itself will also be closed in order to facilitate the safe parking of the team’s fleet of technical support vehicles.

“Our main vehicular support ‘unit’ will be located in the car park of the nearby Braewick Café, so please note there will be a significant increase in traffic between these two locations – some of this being articulated and/or larger vehicles,” Gardner said.

“Please also note that the café itself will be closed during this time. ITV Shetland apologises in advance for any inconvenience or disturbance this may cause, but also thanks you for your continued support and co-operation in this respect.

“It’s sincerely appreciated we can assure you and hopefully the end result will be worth any temporary inconvenience caused.

He said the production team has done its best to inform all interested parties of this closure, but anyone with questions should contact:

Davie Gardner – Location Manager Shetland – 07867 654 509

Andy Ross – Assistant Location Manager – 07963 713 446