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Paid for contentShetland filming to take place in Lerwick and Tingwall in coming days

Aerial map showing King Harald Street in Lerwick with markers indicating two advanced warning signs for stop and hold on June 26th between 1pm and 3pm during filming in front of Islesburgh House Hostel.

During the coming week – the last week in Shetland filming for series nine of Shetland – ITV Shetland and Silverprint Pictures intend to film further scenes for the programme in Lerwick, Tingwall and around the Trondra Bridge.

The team have officially requested, and been granted, a series of road traffic control measures to ensure it can do this safely and securely, both for the members of our crew and for general road users as well.

Please be aware of these and drive accordingly.


A series of short ‘stop/go’ traffic control measures will be in operation on King Harald Street between the junctions of King Erik Street and Union Street as shown on the map above.

These measures will only last for a few minutes on each occasion while actual filming is carried out.

The primary area of operation is the section of road outside the Islesburgh hostel.

Please drive carefully in this area at all times however as there are crew members in or crossing the road at any given point, plus technical support vehicles parked and operating in the immediate area as well.


Again an intermittent series of ‘stop/go’ traffic management measures will be in operation in this area (as shown on the attached above) throughout both days.

Again these ‘holds’ will only last for a few minutes on each occasion while actual filming takes place.

During the filming time in Tingwall (Monday evening through till Wednesday evening) a large filming support ‘unit’ will be located at Scalloway Harbour.

Please be aware of this and increased traffic in this area and between there and the location in Tingwall – indeed throughout the whole Tingwall Valley area.

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The team’s drivers have been asked to drive accordingly in the area and members of the general public are asked to do likewise please. Thank you in advance for this.


As previously advised some scenes will be filmed for the show in the area of the Trondra Bridge on the above date and at the above time(s). Filming will include drone related activity.

Here again a series of short ‘stop/go’ traffic control measures will be in place to allow filming to be done safely.

Again each ‘hold’ will only last for a few minutes at a time – approx three to five minutes maximum.

Location manager Davie Gardner added: “We have been made aware of a funeral taking place in Burra at this time and provision has been made for this to ensure the cortege will experience no delays.

“Provision will, of course, be made for any emergency vehicles in all areas at all times to ensure they experience no delays and residential access will remain as normal bar the above slight delays.

“TV Shetland and Silverprint Pictures apologise in advance for any slight delays or other inconvenience this may cause but equally thank you for your patience and co-operation.”

Should you require any further information or have any particular issues related to this please contact Davie Gardner on 07867 654 509 or email davie@atlanticedgemusic.com.

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