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BBC Filming / Maywick road closed on Monday to allow filming of ‘very important scenes’

THE MINOR road from the Maywick junction, at Bigton, to the Maywick beach will closed to general traffic as “some very important scenes” for Series 7 of the Shetland detective drama will be filmed at the beach for most of the day tomorrow (Monday).

The beach itself will also be closed to the public, production team ITV Shetland advises.

Filming at the area is scheduled to take place between 10am to 11.30 pm.

Access for local resident will be maintained at all times, including services such school buses, refuse collections and so forth.

Location manager Davie Gardner also advises that technical vehicles will be parked in the surrounding area, primarily around the farm at the end of the Maywick road.

“Residents in the area should expect significantly increased traffic on this road during this time, given that our fleet of technical support vehicles will be based not only at the location itself, but also at the Bigton hall,” he said.

“As such, please exercise all due caution on this stretch of road during this time.

“Our larger fleet of unit support / service vehicles – some of which are large articulated vehicles – will be located at the Cunningsburgh hall in order to further support our filming on this day, so please exercise caution in that area too, especially with regard to these vehicles emerging from the parking area there.

“ITV Shetland apologises in advance for any inconvenience or disturbance this may cause, but equally thank you for your understanding, co-operation and patience in this respect.”

Anyone with questions, queries or comment is asked to contact Davie Gardner on 07867 654 509 or Andy Ross, assistant locations manager, on 07963 713 446.