Up Helly Aa - Jarl Squads

Description: Up Helly Aa is a tradition that originated in the 1880s and since then the festival in Lerwick and country areas has been an annual occurrence in the Shetland calendar. The Jarl (Chief Viking) and his Squad are the focal point for each event, portraying a figure from the historical Viking Sagas. There is a new Jarl and Squad every year that design and make their own unique suit from scratch. We have helped design and produce shields for a many of the various Jarl Squads over the years, as well as other detailing parts for the suits, axes, Galley and more.