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Community / Nesting and Girlsta Up Helly Aa postponed until 2022The festival’s committee also confirms the ‘use of racial stereotyping’ in squads is not acceptable
Community / Jarl squads still waiting on refunds of over £50,000 from airline for cancelled New York TripTrip organiser Martin Summers says after 11 weeks it is ‘time for British Airways to settle the refund’
Letters / A welcome like no other
Updated ‘Ignorance does not make this acceptable’ – pressure grows on blackface to be banned in Up Helly Aa squads
Letters / A moment for self-reflection
Community / A ‘unique twist’ to the fire festival season‘I’m a bit gutted to be honest but with the current situation here and abroad we couldn’t go ahead’
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Community / Delting Up Helly Aa postponed following coronavirus advice
Updated South Mainland Up Helly Aa cancelled following health board advice
Coronavirus / South Mainland Up Helly Aa ‘closely monitoring’ coronavirus situation but event to go ahead as planned
Community / Up Helly Aa cruise ship visit an ‘opportunity’, says Lerwick Community Council chairman
Updated Bressay Up Helly Aa a fiery occasion for jarl James
Community / Jarl’s injured arm not expected to derail Cullivoe Up Helly Aa
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Community / Weekend of three Up Helly Aas kicks off in Cullivoe
Community / Jarl’s squad will be raven around on their big day at Northmavine
Council / Extra hour for hop night at Brae Hall
Letters / Anti-suffrage
Community / A ‘real family occasion’ for fourth generation Uyeasound jarl Andrew
Community / Bell has ‘no issue’ with women playing ‘equal part in all aspects’ of Up Helly Aa
Updated Nesting and Girlsta ready for fiery celebration
Community / Interest rekindled in idea of wider Viking festivalAmenity Trust chief questions if more can be done to create a ‘week-long reason to come’ to Shetland for the Lerwick Up Helly Aa
Community / Cruise ship to call into Lerwick for Up Helly Aa
Community / Updated: Fiery celebrations climax with spectacular torch-lit procession
Business / Up Helly Aa food and drink market to return
Letters / Female Viking warrior found in Norway
Arts / Garrison to host music on Up Helly Aa day
News round-up / Local authority funding campaign launched, UHA breakfast gets licensing extension, new multi-journey ferry ticket
Updated Updated with photos from the procession and burning: Jarl Martin in charge of first fire festival of the season
Council / Review being carried out into street trading licence conditionsLicensing committee also approved extra hour for Northmavine Up Helly Aa hop night
News round-up / Ferry to depart early, Up Helly Aa goes academic, women’s aid legal aid project and apprenticeships celebrated
Community / Guizer jarl praises ‘positive impact’ of squad life after raising cash for mental health charity
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