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BBC Filming / Heylor is next for crime drama filming

AFTER filming at Maywick beach on Monday, the ITV Shetland production team heads north again for filming “important scenes” for the BBC detective drama Shetland at the end of the Heylor road all day Tuesday.

To do this safely and securely the production team has been granted an official ‘stop/go’ traffic management system for the duration of filming, currently estimated to be between the hours of 10.30am and 6pm.

Location manager Davie Gardner said: ”However, this will only be applied when necessary and as a very temporary measure while actual filming takes place.

“We anticipate this to extend to no more than a few minutes at a time on each occasion, while we also hope to have the road fully open again ahead of our currently estimated completion time of 6pm.”

He added: “Later that same day we will also be undertaking further filming at the Scottish Sea Farms base in the Heylor area, with our fleet of technical support vehicles regularly operating between that location and their parking area at the Blueshell Mussels facility on the same road.

“No official traffic restrictions will be in place on this occasion, but please be wary of significantly increased traffic in this area between the hours of 10.30am and midnight that same night.”

The production company’s unit support vehicles – some of which are large articulated vehicles – will be located at the Wethersta industrial Estate, arriving there late on Monday.

“Additionally, our crew will be ‘lunching’ at the Hillswick Hall late afternoon on Tuesday, so here again expect increased traffic volumes in that area as well with vehicles temporarily being parked in the hall car park – and possibly the surrounding area too – currently estimated to be between 6 and 7pm,” Gardner added.

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

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