Information For Guizers

Election of New Committee Member

All nominations for new committee member must be notified in writing, no later than Friday 29th September 2017, to:

c/o Richard Moar
7 West Hillcrest

Registering Squad Names

Names can be registered from 6pm Saturday 2nd September 2017.

Squad names can be registered in person from 6pm Saturday 2nd September in the Galley Shed.

Registration will be on a first come first served basis in person from 6pm in Galley Shed (doors will open 5:30).

From 7pm you can contact Richard Moar by phone on 07876427517 or email

Squads wishing to register names for the 2018 Festival must quote:

  1. Registered Squad Number
  2. Contact name, telephone number, postal and email address
  3. Squad Name
  4. Suit description(s)
  5. Act description
  6. Music they plan to use

October Mass Meeting

The first mass meeting will be held at 19:30 on Tuesday 31st October 2017 at the Garrison Theatre. 


  1. Minutes
  2. Financial statement
  3. Fix date of 2018 Festival
  4. Appoint Guizer Jarl
  5. Election of Secretaries
  6. Election of Treasurer
  7. Appoint auditors
  8. Election of Committee member

January Mass Meeting

The Final mass meeting will be held at 19:30 on Tuesday 23rd January 2018.


  1. Practise Up-Helly-Aa songs
  2. Minutes
  3. Marshal’s instructions
  4. Any other business
  5. Draw for positions in procession


Squads will muster at ISLEBURGH COMMUNITY CENTRE (South car park) at the times appointed, commencing at 6:55pm, receive torches and be marshalled to the LOWER HILLHEAD. The Guizer Jarl’s Squad will pass up the ranks at 7:15pm, accompanied by the Brass Band. Pipe Band music will be played during the Muster and Procession. At 7:30pm a MAROON will give the signal for lighting up, and the galley, Guizer Jarl’s squad and the Brass Band will pass down the ranks, the procession counter-marching behind them.