Saturday, 15 January 2011

Scalloway Fire Festival

Last night was Scalloway Fire Festival. The first of the 'Up Helly Aa' type festivals of the year. Despite a pretty grotty day it cleared to be a clear night for the procession and burning of the galley.

Now I did have some great video of it all and a few atmospheric photos, but after a nightmare of fighting with incompatible file extensions, new software and tiredness, in a fit of lunacy I deleted the lot and went for a lie down in a darkened room!

Luckily a fellow Shetland blogger has some great photos of the event on his site Kozetland1  and videos such as the ones below on his  youtube channel...

I've never knowingly met 'Kozetland1' or some of the other 'Shetland Bloggers'  but he was obviously just the other side of the slip way to me.
Anyway we had a great evening and went round to a friends house in Scalloway for an hour or two while the real revellers around the town were just getting warmed up for a full nights partying.

1 comment:

  1. Thats not good Kev - hope you get to grips with it ok. I use a sony bridge & they are indeed excellent - perfect for the web.

    Will be at Northmavine also - may well see you there.