Although the Lerwick Up Helly Aa takes place on the last Tuesday in January, our own Up Helly Aa on Yell is the last weekend of February. This is actually a four day event, starting with our Jarls Squad, who have been preparing all year, visiting around the island on Thursday. They even had a play on our zipline!
Not only did we get to try out some of the amazing costumes, but they present the school with a shield to commemorate the visit. Parents and members of the community also come along, and we get photos with our friends in the squad!
On Friday, we went along to Cullivoe Primary, and joined them to meet the galley procession down to the school. Riding in the galley is one of the most exciting parts of the day! We also got to admire our shields, which we painted along with the other schools in Yell.
Tonight the Procession and Boat Burning will be in Cullivoe at 7pm for a 7.30 start, followed by the Squads in Cullivoe Hall and Cullivoe School.