A popular BBC crime drama is set to be filmed in Clydebank next week.

A letter, seen by the Post, was recently sent to residents in Parkhall by Silverprint Pictures.

It states that crews working on a new series of Shetland will be in the area between 7am and 8pm on Wednesday, March 27.

Filming will take place at the Keystore on Duntocher Road.

The letter adds that Silverprint Pictures has been granted a temporary traffic restriction order allowing them to restrict parking in the area during this period.

It is noted that this is to facilitate filming, the safety of the public and TV crews, and to park technical vehicles.

West Dunbartonshire Council has also permitted the drama production company to operate a stop/go traffic hold.

Residents are being reassured that access to all properties will be maintained however they may be asked to wait for brief periods if there is production traffic moving on the road.

Shooting for series nine of the drama starts this month after it was confirmed that the show had been recommissioned by the BBC for two new series.

It is reported that these will be filmed in locations around Shetland, where the show is based, and across Scotland in 2024 and 2025.

Previous series of Shetland were a dramatisation of author Ann Cleeves’ murder mystery novels.

However, the last and latest are original six-part dramas based on the same characters as the books.