Kate Celyn

Kate Celyn

Wales / I knit, spin, and garden - and work as a freelance writer and editor, collecting images here to inspire and inform me.
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Up Helly Aa is coming! It is a spectacular fire festival that takes place throughout Lerwick on the last Tuesday of January! The event culminates with flaming torches being thrown into a Viking Galley! As well as the main event there is a smaller Junior version of Up Helly Aa that takes place on the same day. If you’ve never been before; read our visitor’s guide to the day so that you don’t miss a thing!

Up Helly Aa is a spectacular fire festival in Lerwick in Shetland on the last Tuesday of January.

Mousa Broch, Shetland. One of the finest surviving Iron Age brochs to be found.

One of the finest surviving Iron Age brochs to be found.

Da Drongs are a series of granite stacks rising from the sea in St Magnus Bay, best seen from Braewick, Eshaness.

Da Drongs are a series of granite stacks rising from the sea in St Magnus Bay, best seen from Braewick, Eshaness.

Frankie’s Fish and Chip Shop in Brae, Shetland, is not only Britain's most northerly chippie – it’s also the best! Voted No.1 Fish & Chip Shop in the UK in the National Fish & Chip Awards 2015, Frankie's is a family run takeaway and café. We were pleased to catch owner Valerie Johnson and quiz her about what makes Frankie’s so special!

Frankie’s Fish and Chip Shop in Brae, Shetland was Voted Fish & Chip Shop in the UK in Find out what makes this chippie in Shetland so special.

Levenwick beach, Shetland

Levenwick beach, Shetland

Meal, West Burra, Shetland

Meal, West Burra, Shetland

Banna Minn, Shetland

Banna Minn, Shetland

Guizers beginning to circle the galley with burning torches this evening at Up Helly Aa, with crowds of spectators lining the street, and the Town Hall in the background flying the raven banner. (Photo: David Gifford) #inspiredbyshetland #uphellyaa #firefestival #lerwick #Shetland

Guizers beginning to circle the galley with burning torches this evening at Up Helly Aa, with crowds of spectators lining the street, and the Town Hall in the background flying the raven banner.