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Final Touches

Photo: Final Touches

Brydon Leslie concentrating as he trims the beard on the 2012 Up Helly Aa galley head.

For anyone interested in the history of Up Helly Aa, Brydon has written a book about the famous Shetland figure Haldane Burgess and his influence on Up Helly Aa: ‘Borgar Jarl: J J Haldane Burgess and Up Helly Aa’. You can find out more and buy online from the Shetland Heritage Shop.


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