SCENES for the Shetland crime drama will be shot in Lerwick on Sunday (3 October), with some impact on traffic.
Between 6am and 7pm ITV Shetland Ltd intends to film at the Anderson High School halls of residence.
“To undertake this safely and securely the access road to the Halls (and the Anderson High School itself) from just west of the roundabout at North Lochside to the car park at the Anderson High School will be closed to general traffic at this time,” location manager Davie Gardner said.
“However, this closure will be continually managed throughout to allow for essential access to the area at all times, particularly those either working or resident in the Halls or who require access to the school during this time.
“ITV Shetland apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause but also thank you for your co-operation with this and your continued support in general for our ongoing filming of this now hugely successful series.”
Meanwhile there will be some traffic disruption at the north end of Lerwick between 4pm and 8pm that day to allow driving scenes to be shot.
“The section in question stretches between just north of M & R Gair’s business located in the area, to the road junction with Ladies Drive located at the top of the hill there.
“To undertake this safely and securely we have officially requested, and been granted, a full closure of the road in this specific area from 16.00 that afternoon until 20.00 that evening,” Gardner said.
“During this time traffic travelling out of or into Lerwick via that route will be diverted through the Ladies Drive, Nordgaet, Staney Hill, Gremista area of the town, exiting at either the Gremista roundabout if coming into town or, alternatively, the Ladies Drive junction at the top of the hill for those departing Lerwick. Full access will be maintained to all other areas.
“Please note that the red information ‘flags’ on the attached diagram do not indicate closure points, but simply the positions where official information/warning signs will be physically located along the route.
“Once again sincere thanks for your patience and co-operation with this and apologies in advance for any inconvenience this will cause.”
Anyone with questions or concerns should contact Davie Gardner on 07867 654 509.
There will also be filming on Commercial Street next week, which will affect vehicle traffic. More information can be found here.
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