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Northern Lights in stunning overhead display in Shetland

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image copyrightHeather Gray
image captionHeather Gray caught this scene in Unst in the very north of the Shetland Islands

A vibrant display of the aurora borealis was visible over Shetland on Sunday night.

Images of the spectacle - known in Shetland as the "Mirrie Dancers" - have been shared widely on social media.

image copyrightMartin Ramsay
image captionMartin Ramsay's snap from Ollaberry would not look out of place in an episode of Doctor Who
image copyrightKev Bryant
image captionKev Bryant witnessed the Northern Lights above this cottage in Brettabister
image copyrightSteve Birrell
image captionThis image of the Mirrie Dancers, captured by Steve Birrell at Dunrossness is almost otherworldly.
image copyrightAli Farquhar
image captionAli Farquhar snapped the lights on the way back from Sullom Voe
image copyrightDarren Close
image captionDarren Close saw the Northern Lights at Jarlshof, a prehistoric and Norse settlement
image copyrightSteve Birrell
image captionThe lights as seen over Shetland Croft Museum

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