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Paid for contentCrime drama filming to head to Scalloway’s Main Street on Thursday

ON THURSDAY (6 April) ITV Shetland plans to film more scenes for the new series of Shetland – this time on Main Street in Scalloway.

In order to do this safely and successfully the crew has requested – and been granted – a road closure by the SIC roads department in the area during that period.

Contact has already been made directly will all business and residencies in the area with a view to limiting the impact of this as much as possible.

“Rest assured, however, that we nevertheless recognise this will inevitably cause a certain level of disruption and inconvenience and we would like to apologise in advance for this,” locations manager Davie Gardner said.

“Also please be advised that this closure will remain ‘manned’ at all times for anyone who genuinely requires vehicular access to the closure area – primarily disabled access. Thanks in advance for your co-operation with this.”

The area will be affected between 10am and 9.30pm on Thursday, particularly at Harbour Knitwear and the Scalloway Hotel.

Suggested alternative routes is via Chapel Lane and New Road.

“In order to facilitate filming and for the safety of the public and our crew, we advise residents within our filming boundary that we have been granted a road closure by Shetland Islands Council for the duration of our filming needs,” Gardner said.

“This is highlighted on the attached map in red, along with a diversionary route marked in green.

“We kindly request that the areas within the red highlighted section are kept vacant and remain clear for the duration of our closure, which will be in place from 10:00 hours until 21:30 hours.

“Pedestrian access to all residences and businesses will be maintained and managed by our ground crew to ensure everyone’s safety during the filming process.

“Please let us know as soon as possible if you have any specific access needs (e.g., deliveries, house move, disabled access) so that we may make provisions for you and assist you in any way possible.”

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He said the road closure will ensure that pedestrians can still access the designated areas safely while avoiding filming equipment.

“It also allows for our crew to work safely on the road,” Gardner added.

“We would like to take this opportunity to apologise in advance for any inconvenience the filming may cause and to thank you for your cooperation.

“Again pleased be assured that it is our intention to cause the least possible disruption possible, and to work safely and respectfully while near your properties during this time.”

Anyone with immediate questions or concerns relating to this should contact Andy ‘Mod’ Ross – 07963 713 446/Davie Gardner – 07867 654 509/Lyall Gair – 07786 653 859

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