Friday, 16 February 2018

16th February 2018 Uyeasound Up Helly Aa

The annual mid-winter fire festival to mark the end of the yule season took place this year on a calm starlit evening ...

the burning galley

the galley

the galley shed bar staff

the guizers assembling into squads in the galley shed

the procession dragging the galley from the galley shed

look who's dragging the galley this year

the themed torchbearers of the procession

the procession heading for Easter Loch at Uyeasound

the return of the galley to Easter Loch

the squads circling the galley

the Guizer Jarl?

torches thrown into the galley

the burning galley

wot not birding!