2012 SMUHA - After the Festival
In the morning after the SMUHA some of the Committee went to the burning site to clean up the beach and remove the launching trailer and remains of the galley. The procession route was also walked to ensure no debris remained and a clean-up was undertaken. Unlike 2011 there was still quite a lot left of the 2012 galley.
What was left of the galley - apart from the head that was rescued.
Launching trailer removed from the sea.
Lifting the anchor used to pull the galley out to sea.
Dragging the launching trailer ashore.
In the afternoon following the SMUHA the Sandwick Social Club hosted a Jazz session with the Mousa Stompers playing from around 2:30pm. The Jarl's Squad arrived in the late afternoon and in the early evening the Bill Head was delivered to the Jarl by the torch boys and the next 4 Guizer Jarl's (each taking a corner), who had carried it from the Torch Shed near the Sandwick School.
There was no Jarl's Squad haircut and beard trim at the Helpers Night during the evening of Saturday 24th March at the Cunningsburgh Hall as the Jarl & some of his squad are visiting schools in the Aberdeen area during the summer & wanted to remain hairy for the event! The Gordon Tulloch band were playing at the Helpers Night. Torches were lit outside the hall and during the evening the Jarl presented commemorative plaques to helpers & the now annual SMUHA raffle was drawn.
What remained of the galley was cut up, burned & the remains disposed of.
Ross Smith, Irene Smith & Scott Lobban drawing the raffle.
Kevin Adamson's hair was cut on the 8th June and donated to the Little Princess Trust - a charity to provide real hair wigs for children suffering hair loss. Hair for the wigs has to be more than 7” in length and tied into a plait(s) or pony-tail(s), secured at both the root end and the tip end before cutting & sending to the charity. Irene Smith kindly volunteered to perform the cutting, assisted by Kevins wife Alix - all photos by Dale Smith.
Members of the Jarl's Squad attended the 2012 Unst Carnival at Baltasound on the 20th July. The muster was at the Uyeasound Galley Shed with the carnival procession from the Baltasound school north to the Hall. Members of the Uyeasound, Norwick, & Nesting & Girlsta Jarl's Squads also formed part of the procession.
Kevin Adamson with 2012 Uyeasound Jarl Tommy Strachan.
Members of the Jarl's Squad attended the 2012 Sandwick Family Fun Day on the 28th July. The muster was at the Sandwick Social Club with the procession from the Social Club to the Central football pitch & onto the Fun day park.
Guizer Jarl
Jarl's Squad
The Galley
The Bill
During the Day
The Burning
The Squads
Galley Building
Torch Making
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2012 SMUHA
Suit Making