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Watch it, you! Coming on here with your commonsensical words. Pfft!

Of course not. Just another attempt to stir up discord where none exists.  As part of its role in managing the many aspects of the festival, the Committee routinely keeps the squads informed of proce

We don’t recognise sectarianism up here, let’s leave it that way. Up here we thinks it’s only a game of football.

So this is a celebration of our viking heritage?

 

Part of this seems to be an annual visit to New York to celebrate our ties with Scotland, and now we

have a fanatical football fan as jarl painting his galley in Celtic colours.

 

What next? The jarl squad dressed up in a Rangers strip setting fire to a Celtic galley with an effigy

of the previous jarl nailed to the mast?

 

FFS!

I have to agree.

 

I just find it increasingly embarrassing, especially with our Scandinavian and Nordic neighbours looking on.

 

The sad thing is this IS the sum of how we "celebrate" our Scandinavian heritage, the length and breadth of Shetland.

 

What a shame we couldn't be more genuinely interested in our Nordic history.

 

Perhaps if we were, Thorstein Egilsson wouldn't be standing in a galley but running around in a school playground with his friends Magnus, Sven, Thorvald, Thorbjorn and Kolbein......  

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https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/islands/shetland/1667679/two-people-charged-for-using-drones-at-up-helly-aa-festival/

 

WTF ?  Had to check but, it is the 1st February and not 1st April. Is flying a drone or photography in a public place a crime now ?

 

What I do not get is, if Lerwick is not an airport/military base, or any other kind of place where drones might be "forbidden", why have these men been charged with a "crime" ?

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