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BBC Filming / More lodberry filming for TV crew

Douglas Henshall as Jimmy Perez. Photo: BBC

FURTHER scenes for the crime drama Shetland will be filmed in Lerwick tomorrow (Wednesday) between midday and 11pm.

The filming will once again take place at the lodberries and Bain’s Beach.

People are also asked to note that the taking of photographs in the filming area will not be allowed on this particular day.

The production team has been granted a full road closure in the area extending between the junction with Church Road to the north and Stout’s Court to the south.

This closure will, however, remain manned at all times in order to allow for residential and pedestrian access, although it may prove necessary to hold both traffic and pedestrians for a few minutes at a time.

Location manager Davie Gardner asked if people could avoid this area and through route if they are not a resident.

“Alternatively, we have requested that the one-way traffic system at the south end of the location/closure (Stout’s Court to Lovers Loan area) be temporarily rescinded to allow vehicular access for residents only during the period of the closure,” he said.

“Locations and/or security staff will be on hand here to guide motorists who require access to their properties to safely do so within this particular area.

“We also request that the residential parking bays adjacent to the Lodberry and Water Lane are left completely clear throughout this time – bar disabled parking bays in the area of course.”

Gardner said this has been officially requested and granted by the SIC roads department.

“Please note that we will also be filming scenes on the adjacent Bain’s Beach on this day, so that area will also be closed to the public for the duration of the shoot on this day,” he added.

“Again, apologies for any inconvenient this may cause – especially to the swimmers who regularly use this beach.”

Although the main vehicular support unit will be located at the Clickimin Centre on this day, please be aware that the smaller fleet of technical support vehicles will be operating extensively within and around both the filming area itself – substantially increasing the normal traffic flow there – and likewise the surrounding area(s) too.

“They will also – with the agreement of Lerwick Port Authority – be utilising parking space on the nearby Victoria Pier and possibly in the area of the old fish market as well,” Gardner said.

“As a result of this please be cautious and respectful of all the above on this day and thanks in advance for your compliance with these orders and sincere apologies for any inconvenience or disturbance this may cause.”

Anyone with questions or issues with any of the above should contact Gardner on 07867 654 509 or Andy Ross – assistant locations manager – 07963 713 446.