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.
Become a supporter of Shetland News
Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.
Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.
Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has over 490 supporters who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.
Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -
- Bring you the headlines as they happen;
- Stay editorially independent;
- Give a voice to the community;
- Grow site traffic further;
- Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.
If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.
Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.Support Shetland News