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
Community / Junior Up Helly Aa opens to boys outside Lerwick
Community / Up Helly Aa features on Lonely Planet’s ultimate UK travel list
Community / UHA campaigners at loggerheads with council again
News round-up / Up Helly Aa stamp, cuts to lifeline services, women’s aid look for a treasurer and creativity camp
Community / Local causes receive SMUHA cash boost
Letters / Time for a change again (Up Helly Aa)
Campaign group responds to SIC Up Helly Aa statement
Council / SIC says its Up Helly Aa involvement does not breach equality law
News round-up / College performs well, outdoor access consultation, beer festival returns, Up Helly Aa flights
Viewpoint / Everyone is entitled to equal rightsI often delight in boring my students with the unique social, cultural and political status of Shetland, but the debate around (Lerwick) Up Helly Aa leaves me feeling ashamed, writes former Brae resident Karl Johnson.
Letters / Preparing for the future in a changing world (Up Helly Aa)
Viewpoint / Women are a major part of Up Helly Aa‘We are not adverse to change because of gender issues. We oppose it because Up Helly Aa is part of our culture and heritage and we love it the way it is’, writes Linda Hughson.
Community / MSP describes exclusion of women and girls from Up Helly Aas as ‘indefensible’ and ‘harmful’
Community / Call to modernise Lerwick Up Helly Aa falls on deaf earsShetland for UHA Equality group says exclusion on the basis of gender has no place in the 21st century
Viewpoint / ‘Challenging conversations’Council chief executive Maggie Sandison on the urgent need to improve the quality of debate on Up Helly Aa
Community / All fired up for Shetland’s second largest Up Helly Aa
Community / Fiery day for Jarl Colin at Norwick
Community / Guizer Jarl Sweyn Asleifsson leads the way in Bressay
Updated NEW PHOTOS: All geared up for Shetland’s longest Up Helly Aa celebrationsGuizer Jarl James O’Breckon leads the festival in Cullivoe
Community / Northmavine Up Helly Aa: a day to sing, dance, ‘and have a right good laugh’A long and exciting day ahead for Kevin Jamieson and his squad
Council / Brae hall Up Helly Aa licence extension on ice
Updated Up Helly Aa: Erik the Red roars at Uyeasound
Letters / Unauthorised absence?
Updated Big day for Jamieson family at first fire festival of the year
News round-up / News round-upSMUHA vikings invade Aberdeen and MSP calls for local eye treatments.
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