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NorthLink Ferries Continues Up Helly Aa Support

NorthLink Ferries is proud to be supporting Shetland’s world-renowned fire festival, Up Helly Aa, once again this year.

The ferry operator is continuing its sponsorship of the Junior Jarl Squad who are set to march on board MV Hjaltland before enjoying a lunch with family and friends.

Leading the Squad on Tuesday will be 14-year-old Lewis Barclay who will present a Viking shield to Captain Iain Williamson as a mark of thanks.

Speaking of the support, James Linklater, Customer Care Manager at NorthLink Ferries, said: “It is a great privilege to host the Junior Jarl Squad and receive the shield. We now have an extensive collection of shields on board our ferries for passengers to view and have a glimpse of the Shetland life and culture.”

NorthLink Ferries will be sponsoring this year’s Up Helly Aa webcam in partnership with local organisation, Promote Shetland.

James added: “The webcam is a great addition to the celebrations and allows people from far and near to tune in and watch the event as it unfolds. I hope everyone enjoys the day and festivities.”

The NorthLink Ferries team will also be on hand providing live social media updates from various locations across Lerwick. Visit www.facebook.com/NorthLinkFerries or www.twitter.com/nlferries

To learn more about Up Helly Aa and watch the festival live, visit www.northlinkferries.co.uk/uphellyaa

For more information about NorthLink Ferries or to make a booking, visit www.northlinkferries.co.uk or call 0845 6000 449.

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