The Brae Up Helly Aa started out as a schools event. This festival was recorded at the old Brae School, now the community hall. The torches provide enough light to see the children in their squad costumes, with some dramatic shots of the burning galley to round off the film.

Filmed by Bertie Mowat, donated by Erik Erasmuson.

Film-maker: Bertie Mowat

Donated by Erik Erasmuson.

00:00:00Up Helly Aa galley well burnt.
00:00:04Guizers lined up and clearly visible with torches lit. They are wearing various squad costumes, including cowboys and vikings.
00:00:09Torches marching in darkness. Only flaming part of torches is visible.
00:00:15Guizers marching with torches.
00:00:39Torches being thrown into galley.
00:00:44Brief shot of head silhouetted in front of bonfire.
00:00:45Black screen.
00:00:47Burning galley.
00:00:52Black screen.
00:00:54Burning galley.
00:00:56Black screen.
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