A guest from the Kingdom of Jorvik took part in the Jarldom of Hjaltland festivities for Up Helly Aa last night. I would ask the local MP for a comment, but at this time of year……

…..you can never be too careful.

It is probably just as well that the Kingdom of Jorvik born Stephen Lamming’s profession* didn’t exist when the Vikings really did terrorise our shores. They were scary enough in their long ships without coming sub-marine.

UPDATE 21:37: The MP has made this comment via twitter. “nice story by the BBC but riddled with inaccuracies!”

* Diver.

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