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Paid for contentFilming for series nine of Shetland to begin this week

FILMING the latest instalment of the popular Shetland crime drama will get under way locally this week with the first temporary road closures announced for Tuesday and Wednesday.

The BBC announced in March that two further six-part series will be produced during in 2024 and 2025 with filming for the first set of the two taking place in the isles in April and in June.

Ashley Jensen and Alison O’Donnell will again be seen in their roles as detectives Ruth Calder and Alison ‘Tosh’ McIntosh.

Crews from ITV Shetland will be filming in Shetland until 19 April inclusive at various locations around the mainland.

Details of temporary road closures and other road management measures will be announced here on the Shetland News website.

On Tuesday (2 April) some disruptions can be expected on the B9074 near the Tingwall Kirk between 7am to 11am.

To carry out filming at the kirk and the graveyard safely, stop/go traffic control measures will be in place during that time. Hold ups are anticipated not to be any longer than a few minutes on each occasion.

Later on the same day, scenes will be filmed at the Shetland Textile Museum at Gremista in Lerwick.

A temporary three-way stop/go traffic control will be in place between 1pm and 5pm to allow the team’s ‘action vehicles’ to cross the road from the area of the takeaway to the textile museum.

On Wednesday (3 April) the B9078 between the junction of the road leading to the Eshaness cemetery, lighthouse and cliffs and the road end/parking area at Stenness be closed between 7am and 8pm.

The production team said that access will remain in place for local residents at all times but there may be very short delays.

“These delays for local residents should last no longer than five minutes on each occasion. “Also note this closure will not affect traffic using the road to the cemetery, lighthouse and cliffs.”

ITV Shetland’s large filming support unit will be located in the car/caravan park area of the Braewick Café from Tuesday evening onwards. There will be an increase of traffic between the car park and the filming location at Stenness.

“Once again ITV Shetland apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank everyone for their cooperation with this.”

For further information contact local manager Davie Gardner on 07867 654 509.


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