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Up Helly Aa on Lerwick might be better known, but Scalloway's is the first in a season of fire festivals that hark back to blazing Viking celebrations of Nordic glories, and the warmth and frivolity could find no apter place in the UK to light up the wintry nights.
The odds are lowest in Lerwick, Shetland, at 6-4, followed by Aviemore, in the Cairngorms, at 7-4.
Ice warnings across the UK but shops pin their hopes on mild outlook
The Steve Irwin, named after the Australian conservationist killed by a stingray in 2006, had been in Lerwick, the Shetland capital, before taking part in demonstrations against the Faroe Islands' annual pilot whale cull.
Sea Shepherd released from Shetland port after £520,000 bond is paid
Various venuesUp Helly Aa, Lerwick, Shetland, TueStill Europe's biggest fire festival, with lots of marching about with big torches, the burning of a Viking ship and plenty of performing and partying.
I was looking at Heirloom Knitting and the Lerwick Shawl book thinking of a stole just this morning.
Speaking in this video, he said that police in Panton Street were making additional arrests for aggravated trespass after the occupation of mining company Xstrata's offices.5.07pm: The UK's most northerly protest took place today in Lerwick, on Shetland, my colleagues Severin Carrell and Kirsty Scott report.
It has been impounded in the harbour at Lerwick ever since the company sued him for damages.
No part of UK escaped moderate air pollution during May; moderate ozone reached Lerwick, Shetland, and moderate ozone and airborne particles reached Northern Ireland.
Last month a Siberian rubythroat – a tiny brown bird with a scarlet chest – was spotted outside Lerwick in Shetland.
The six skippers from Lerwick admitted today that they made false declarations about the true size of their catch after nearly 200 voyages between January 2002 and March 2005, deliberately breaching their own annual fishing quotas.
Shetland trawlermen illegally caught £15m worth of herring and mackerel
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