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BBC Filming / Crime drama filming to move to Tingwall valley

SCENES for the new series of crime drama Shetland will be filmed in the Tingwall valley on Wednesday and Thursday.

This includes the valley being closed to non-essential traffic on Thursday.


A ‘stop/go’ traffic control measure will be in place throughout the day in the area shown on the attached diagram.

However, this will only be implemented as and when required and will only last for a few minutes on each occasion to allow filming to take place.

Please also note that there will be significantly increased activity in the general area of the Tingwall valley – particularly where the Shetland Anglers Association hut (and boats) is located – this being the filming location for the day – with a number of vehicles also parked in the surrounding area(s).

Shetland location manager Davie Gardner asked people to exercise “extreme caution” when driving past this area given that crew may also be on the road from time to time.


On this day the Tingwall valley will be closed to through traffic between the above times, extending from the Griesta junction to the junction with the main Scalloway road.

This is to allow the crew to film some very important driving scenes on the road there, in particular at the south end of the valley. See attached diagram for details.

A diversion via the main A970 road will be in operation during the day to allow us to do and complete this safely and securely. However, this closure will remain manned at all times with local access maintained throughout and in the event of an emergency.

“On both days our fleet of technical support vehicles will be located in the car park of the Tingwall church, so please be aware of increased activity and movement in this area too,” Gardner said.

“Our main vehicular support ‘unit’ will be located at Scalloway Harbour during this time, so please be aware of increased traffic throughout this area as well.

“Sincere apologies for any inconvenience and disruption this may cause, although your co-operation with this will be hugely appreciated.”

Anyone with questions or issues should contact: Davie Gardner – Location Manager – Shetland on 07867 654 509 or Andy Ross – Assistant Location Manager – 07963 713 446.