A look behind the scenes in the Up Helly Aa galley shed, three years ago to the day, just after the head was put in place on the galley.
In pairs from left to right: the galley head builders, Guizer Jarl 2012 David Nicolson and future Guizer Jarl 2026 Brydon Wright; photographer Chris Brown and film-maker Jeff Merrifield; cameramen John Waters and Malcolm Younger.
A lot of history on the walls with shields from previous years hung around the sides.
Look forward to seeing this year’s galley and suit, which is kept secret until the big day.
You can see more photos of the festival in the Up Helly Aa photos category on my blog.Posted: January 7th, 2015