Shetlanders have had a thing for fire since the 1840s, when the burning of barrels marked the end of Yuletide. These days, Up Helly Aa is the largest fire festival in Europe and is celebrated in Lerwick on the last Tuesday in January. The event kicks off in the morning. Led by their Jarl, or […]
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