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Paid for contentCrime drama filming to move to Lerwick on Sunday

TRAFFIC restrictions will be in place in Lerwick on Sunday (14 April) as filming for the Shetland TV series  moves to town.


Filming will take place between the hours of 12 noon and 4pm at this location.

During this time a series of ‘stop/go’ traffic restrictions will be in place in the vicinity of this location as marked on the map above.

These stop/go points will be located on Market Street, Upper and Lower Hillhead and the junction of King Erik Street and St Olaf Street.

“Please note however that only certain parts of each street are affected by these measures and local access will be maintained,” assistant locations manager Davie Gardner said.

“It is anticipated that all actual stop/go controls will only be implemented for a few minutes on each occasion while actual filming takes place.

“Traffic will be released once each ‘take’ is complete. Nevertheless ITV Shetland apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.”

In addition to this, parking will be restricted in the areas marked in red on the map.

“This is to allow us to park our technical support vehicles in the immediate area,” Gardner added.

“These restrictions will apply to parking bays in St Olaf Street and immediately outside the Sheriff Court on King Erik Street.

“Disabled parking bays will be unaffected by these restrictions. Thanks for your co-operation with these measures.”


Filming related activity will take place in this area between the hours of 2pm and 9pm. Activity will be centred around the Market Cross area of Commercial Street and lower Mounthooly St during this time.

A full closure of the area in question to traffic has been requested from, and granted by, Shetland Islands Council. However, local access will be maintained, together with any business related deliveries.

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“Any businesses due to be open/trading between these times will be unaffected by these restrictions with customer  access being maintained at all times,” Gardner said.

“Please note there will be no parking in these areas during this time either.

“Again ITV Shetland sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused by this. Thanks again for your co-operation in this respect.”

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