2015 SMUHA Evening Procession
and Burning of 'Miss Lucy Two'
The 2015 procession was through Bigton down to St. Ninan's Isle Ayre beach. The muster area for guizers was at Hayhooull. Of
the 554 Guizers (inc fiddle-box carriers), around 407 were carrying torches. From 6:30pm torches were issued to guizers at
Hayhoull junction, where the galley Miss Lucy Two was positioned, with guizers forming up along the Ireland road just below the
At 7:20pm the Jarl's Squad marched up the ranks, accompanied by the Lerwick Brass Band. The light-up was at 7:30pm,
followed by the procession through Bigton down to the beach at St. Ninan's Isle Ayre with the Guizer ranks splitting around the
Bigton play park, re-joining at the entrance to the St. Ninans Isle track. The Jarl Lesley Simpson led the procession until this
point then rode aboard the galley for the remainder of the procession.
The galley was was burnt floating on the sea at the north end of St. Ninan's Isle Ayre. A firework display followed the burning
with the 25 squads then dispersing to perform their acts at the Gulberwick Hall, Cunningsburgh Hall, Sandwick Social Club,
Bigton Hall and the Ness Boating Club. All the squads performed in all the halls until the early hours.
Guizers & spectators arriving in Bigton, issueing torches & preparing galley.
Marching up the ranks & light up.
Procession moves off.
All the SMUHA Guizer Jarl's to date
l to r: 2010 David Smith, 2011 Brydon Robertson, 2012 Kevin Adamson, 2015 Lesley Simpson, 2013 Dale Smith, 2014 Keith Lobban.