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BBC Filming / Lerwick crime drama filming postponed to Friday

Photo: Mark Mainz for ITV Shetland

SHETLAND crime drama filming due to take place in the lodberry area of Lerwick today (Wednesday) has been postponed to Friday evening due to a weather related change in schedule.

As a result, the planned road closure, traffic restrictions and ‘no parking’ zones in the area extending from the Commercial Street (south) junction with Church Road to Stout’s Court will not now be implemented today.

The production team said due to the short notice of this schedule change “we will no longer be in a position to implement a full, official road closure on Friday evening when filming does take place”.

The filming is expected to take place from around 2pm till 10pm.

Instead, a more informal system of safe traffic management – in essence an occasional ‘stop, hold and go’ while actual filming takes place – extending to no more than a few minutes at a time – will be in place to ensure filming can take place safely and securely, while still maintaining vehicular and pedestrian access for residents in the area.

“A door to door letter drop providing more details of our plans in this respect will take place for residents of the surrounding area today,” location manager Davie Gardner said.

“We ask that, if possible, the parking bays immediately outside the Lodberrie [Perez’s house], and adjacent to the Water Lane flats, be kept clear at the above time on Friday and that, unless necessary for residential access, motorists avoid this area at that time too.

“Your cooperation with this will be very much appreciated. Sincere apologies for this late change of plan, but thanks in advance for your understanding and co-operation once again. It’s hugely appreciated we can assure you – and thanks especially to the residents of the area for their support as always.”

Anyone requiring more information should contact Gardner on 07867 654 509.