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The torch parade begins at 7:30pm
Do not miss this.
After-parties are typically private
Every now and then a few tickets are sold. Research early and/or apply by post.
Recover the day after
Relax with tea and biscuits, take your vitamin E and bundle up (it’s dark and cold here) before partying again in the evening.
All the fire obviously makes it hot
This is quite welcome in January, though it's still smart to keep a good distance from the flames.
Polish your pipes
After the flames die down, the guizers sing “The Norseman’s Home.”
The event happens all over Shetland and is currently celebrated at 10 locations: Lerwick (the largest), Scalloway, Nesting and Girlsta, Uyeasound, Northmavine, Bressay, Cullivoe, Norwick, the South Mainland and Delting. Unlike Lerwick, upcounty celebrations allow women guizers.