Footage of the 'Up Helly-AA' festival on the Shetland Islands.
Extra ! 'Up-Helly-AA'. Shetland Islands.
L/S looking across water in Shetland Isles. L/S as crowd of people go forward to light their torches. C/U torch being lit. Camera pans up with torch to show others. L/S crowd of people with flaming torches with man standing in centre. L/S long line of people with flaming torches in procession. M/S pan people marching with flaming torches round the Viking ship which is being pulled along. Camera pans as the Viking ship goes past. M/S people march past camera with blazing torches. M/S of people in procession with torches.
L/S showing the whole procession as it winds it's way along. M/S people in procession with torches. L/S Viking ship being pulled forward to be placed in position before it's burnt. Shots of Viking ship being pushed by crowd. L/S of ship with torches in background. C/U of man dressed as Viking. Crowd of people assembled round the ship. L/S people throwing their torches onto the Viking ship. Camera pans off ship onto people throwing torches. Camera pans back to Viking ship to show it blazing. M/S of flaming ship. C/U of figurehead on bow of ship. Several more shots of the ship ablaze.