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New BBC crime drama Shetland is looking for volunteers who would like be unpaid crowd extras in a recreation of Up Helly Aa on Sunday 8 July.

Shetland stars Douglas Henshall of Primeval fame and is based on the Shetland Quartet crime novels by Ann Cleeves.

The drama features Up Helly Aa as a backdrop to a thrilling cat and mouse chase between detectives and suspects. With the assistance of the UHA Committee and the Guizar Jarl, there will be a recreation of the proclamation at the Market Cross, the march through Fort Charlotte, and the lighting of the torches at Lower Hillhead.

Volunteers are required throughout the day from 3pm - 2am. People of all ages are welcome, but those under 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or chaperone over the age of 18.

If you're interested in taking part and available for all, or part, of the day please contact:

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