16th January 2018
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Some useful numbers:

CLAN – 01595 697275; Islesburgh Community Centre – 01595 745100; Shetland Amenity Trust (SAT) – 01595 694688; Shetland Arts – 01595 743843; Shetland Arts Box Office – 01595 745500 (www.shetlandarts.org); Shetland Museum & Archives – 01595 695057.

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FEBRUARY 2018 

all month (until 18th Mar): Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here’

until 11th: Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum – Exhibition: Up-Helly-Aart (festival Billheads etc)

1st & 15th: Asta Clubhouse Informal Music Session

3rd until 9th Mar: Shetland Arts – Artangel: The Colony at Mareel, 10am-8pm

3rd: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

5th & 19th: Shetland Mandolin Band meets in Islesburgh Community Centre at 7.30pm

8th: Shetland Fiddle & Accordion Club – Local Club Night in the Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm 

9th: Nesting & Girlsta Up-Helly-A’

10th: Mareel – Northern Flyway by Jenny Sturgeon and Inge Thomson, 7.30pm

10th: Informal Traditional Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall at 8pm

14th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm 

16th: Uyeasound Up-Helly-A’ 

16th: Northmavine Up-Helly-A’

16th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

17th until 25th Mar: Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum – Exhibition by Islesburgh Drama Group

21st: Off The Kerb & Beyond Presents present Rich Hall’s Hoedown in Clickimin Bowls Hall

22nd: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Club Night with guests Stella Wilkie & Joan Blue in the Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm

23rd: Bressay Up-Helly-A’ 

23rd: Cullivoe Up-Helly-A’

24th: Norwick Up-Helly-A’

25th: Ragged Wood presents Lindsay Lou and band + support from Vair at Mareel, 8pm

28th: Shetland Arts – Scottish Opera: Opera Highlights at Mareel, 7.30pm

MARCH 2018 

until 9th: Shetland Arts – Artangel: The Colony at Mareel, 10am-8pm 

until 18th: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here’

until 25th: Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum – Exhibition by Islesburgh Drama Group

1st & 15th: Asta Clubhouse Informal Music Session

3rd: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

3rd: Mareel – Ben Ottewell, 8pm

5th, 12th, 19th & 26th: Shetland Mandolin Band meets in Islesburgh Community Centre at 7.30pm

8th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Local Club Night in the Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm 

9th: South Mainland Up-Helly-A’ 

10th: Walls Junior Up-Helly-A’

10th: Mareel – The Furrow Collective, 7.30pm

10th: Informal Traditional Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall at 8pm

14th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm 

16th: Delting Up-Helly-A’

16th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

16th: Beyond Presents/Active Events present Tide Lines, in Mareel, 8pm

22nd: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Club Night with guests Ewan Galloway Scottish Dance Band, also Tune Competition results, in the Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm

22nd: Shetland Arts – Neil Georgeson: Dance Music in Mareel, 7.30pm

23rd: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – End of Season Concert, Supper & Dance (to Ewan Galloway Dance Band) in Carnegie Hall, Sandwick, 7.30pm

31st until 29th Apr: Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum – Exhibition by the Society of Wood Engravers

APRIL 2018 

until 29th: Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum – Exhibition by the Society of Wood Engravers

7th: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th: Shetland Mandolin Band meets in Islesburgh Community Centre at 7.30pm

12th & 26th: Asta Clubhouse Informal Music Session

14th: Informal Traditional Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall at 8pm

18th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

20th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

20th: Mareel – Väsen, 7.30pm

21st & 22nd: Shetland Arts/Scottish Ballet – Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling in Clickimin Centre

27th & 28th: Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year competitions

MAY 2018 

3rd to 6th: Shetland Folk Festival

4th to 6th: Shetland Weekend Trip to Skerries on the Swan (www.swantrust.com)

5th: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm 

10th & 24th: Asta Clubhouse Informal Music Session

12th to 18th: Explore Shetland Week Trip on the Swan (www.swantrust.com)

12th: Informal Traditional Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall at 8pm

16th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

18th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

20th: Ragged Wood presents Birds of Chicago + support from Arthur Nicholson, in Mareel, 7.30pm

23rd to 28th: Orkney Folk Festival Weekend Trip on the Swan (www.swantrust.com)

30th to 5th Jun: Shetland Classic Motor Show at Clickimin

May to Jul: Shetland Museum – Exhibition of Hans Holbein the Younger painting ‘Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling’ on loan from the National Gallery

JUNE 2018

to 5th: Shetland Classic Motor Show at Clickimin

2nd to 12th: Orkney–St Kilda–Shetland Trip on the Swan (www.swantrust.com) 

2nd: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

3rd: Aith Lifeboat Gala Day

4th, 11th, 18th & 25th: Shetland Showcase of traditional music and crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre 

7th & 21st: Asta Clubhouse Informal Music Session

9th: Lerwick Lifeboat Day at Victoria Pier

9th: Mareel – The Wallace Collection, 7.30pm

9th: Informal Traditional Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall at 8pm

13th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

15th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

16th: Day Trip to Foula on the Swan (www.swantrust.com) 

16th: Mareel – Trio HLK, 7.30pm

17th-19th: RWYC Round Britain & Ireland Yacht Race participants in Lerwick Harbour 

17th: Day Trip to Foula on the Swan (www.swantrust.com)

Mon & Wed (from 18th): Café in Walls at the Germatwatt Centre, open 11am-3.30pm

22nd to 24th: Shetland Weekend ‘Westside’ Trip on the Swan (www.swantrust.com) 

28th to 1st Jul: Bergen-Shetland Yacht Race + Viking Race participants in Lerwick Harbour 

28th to 3rd Jul: Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival Trip on the Swan (www.swantrust.com)

30th & 1st Jul: ‘Come to Brae’ Days

JULY 2018 

Mon & Wed: Café in Walls at the Germatwatt Centre, open 11am-3.30pm

to 3rd: Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival Trip on the Swan (www.swantrust.com) 

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th: Shetland Showcase of traditional music and crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre

5th: Asta Clubhouse Informal Music Session

7th: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

12th: Shetland Country Music Club – The Country Superstars Show in Clickimin Bowls Hall 

14th to 22nd: Unstfest 2018

14th: Informal Traditional Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall at 8pm

 

AUGUST 2018 

Mon & Wed (until 22nd): Café in Walls at the Germatwatt Centre, open 11am-3.30pm

2nd, 16th & 30th: Asta Clubhouse Informal Music Session

4th to 10th: Lerwick–Aalesund Trip on the Swan (www.swantrust.com)

4th: Voe Show

4th: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

6th to 12th: Shetland Boat Week

6th, 13th & 20th: Shetland Showcase of traditional music and crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre

8th: Cunningsburgh Show

11th: Walls Show

12th to 18th: Aalesund–Trondheim Trip on the Swan (www.swantrust.com)

18th: Informal Traditional Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall at 8pm

20th to 27th: Trondheim–Bodo Trip on the Swan (www.swantrust.com)

22nd: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

24th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

25th: Unst Show

29th to 5th Sep: Bodo–Lofoten Trip on the Swan (www.swantrust.com)

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

to 5th: Bodo–Lofoten Trip on the Swan (www.swantrust.com)

1st: Yell Show

1st: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

7th to 14th: Lofoten–Lerwick Trip on the Swan (www.swantrust.com) 

8th: Informal Traditional Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall at 8pm

13th & 27th: Asta Clubhouse Informal Music Session

19th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

21st to 23rd: Shetland Weekend ‘East to West’ Trip on the Swan (www.swantrust.com)

21st: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

22nd to 30th: Shetland Wool Week 2018

OCTOBER 2018

5th to 7th: A Taste of Shetland Food Festival at Clickimin Centre

6th: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

10th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

11th to 15th: 31st Fiddle & Accordion Festival

11th & 25th: Asta Clubhouse Informal Music Session

12th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

13th: Informal Traditional Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall at 8pm

Oct-Nov: Shetland Museum – Exhibition: Magnus the Lawmender & Law of the Land 1274

 

NOVEMBER 2018

3rd: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

8th & 22nd: Asta Clubhouse Informal Music Session

10th: Informal Traditional Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall at 8pm

14th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

16th, 17th & 18th: Shetland’s Annual Craft Fair at Clickimin Centre

16th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

 

DECEMBER 2018

1st: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

6th & 20th: Asta Clubhouse Informal Music Session

8th: Informal Traditional Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall at 8pm

12th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

14th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

 

REGULAR  & SUMMER EVENTS

daily (exc. Thu) 1/3 to 31/10: Lea Gardens at Tresta open 2-5pm 

daily (1/4 to 30/9): Sumburgh Head Visitor Centre open 11am-5.30pm 

daily (16/4 to 14/10): Quendale Water Mill open 10am-5pm; at other times by arrangement (www.quendalemill.co.uk) 

daily (13/4 to 30/09): Scalloway Museum open 11am-4pm; Sun 2-4pm (www.scallowaymuseum.org)  

daily (exc. Fri) 16/4 to 1/10: Old Haa, Burravoe open 10am-4pm; Sun 2-5pm 

daily (17/4 to 30/9): Tangwick Haa Museum open 11am-5pm; also Apr & Oct by arrangement (www.tangwickhaa.org.uk) 

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Hoswick Visitor Centre, Sandwick open 10am-5pm; at other times by arrangement

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Unst Heritage Centre open 11am-4pm; Sun 2-4pm; also Knitting & Spinning Demonstrations, 2pm Fri; open Apr & Oct by arrangement (www.unstheritage.com)  

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Unst Boat Haven open 11am-4pm; Sun 2-4pm (www.unstheritage.com) 

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Fetlar Interpretive Centre open 11am-4pm; Sun 12.30pm-4pm; also open Apr & Oct by arrangement (www.fetlar.com)

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Crofthouse Museum, Dunrossness open 10am-1pm & 2pm-4pm (www.shetland-museum.org.uk)

daily (Apr to Oct): Shetland Seabird Tours Noss Boat Trips from Victoria Pier (www.shetlandseabirdtours.com)

daily (exc. Sat, Mid-Apr to mid-Sep): Mousa Boat Trips (www.mousa.co.uk)

daily (exc. Sun): Shetland Family History Society open at 6 Hillhead, 2-4pm (www.shetland-fhs.org.uk) 

daily: Thule Charters Boat Trips (www.thule-charters.co.uk) 

by arrangement: Shetland Craft Trail – Shetland Arts & Crafts members open to visitors (www.shetlandartsandcrafts.co.uk/crafttrail.html) 

by arrangement: Simmer Dim Charters Boat Trips (www.simmerdimcharters.com)

by arrangement: Island Trails Tours (www.island-trails.co.uk) 

by arrangement: Discover Shetland Tours (www.discovershetland.net) 

by arrangement: Selkie Ventures experiences (www.selkieventures.co.uk) 

by arrangement: Nicolson’s Tours (www.nicolsonsgroup.com)

by arrangement: Robinson Transport Tours (www.robinson-transport.co.uk) 

by arrangement: Grantfield Garage Private Tours (www.grantfieldgarage.co.uk) 

by arrangement: J & DS Halcrow Shetland Explorer tours (www.shetlandexplorer.co.uk)

by arrangement: Shetland Nature Tours (www.shetlandnature.net) 

various: Sailing Trips on the Swan (www.swantrust.com) 

various: RSPB events and activities (www.rspb.org.uk/reserves)

various: Up-Helly-A’ Exhibition open in Galley Shed, St Sunniva Street 

various: Gardens open at Highlands, Scalloway; Lea Gardens, Tresta; Nonavaar, Levenwick; Norby, Sandness; Cruisdale, Sandness; Keldaberg, Cunningsburgh; Lindaal, Tingwall (www.scotlandsgardens.org) 

Mon & Wed (18/6-22/8): Café in Walls at the Germatwatt Centre, open 11am-3.30pm

Mon: Drop-In Craft Day at Centre for Creative Industries, Sellafirth, Yell, 10am-12.30pm  

Mon: Peerie Stars Toddler Group in Lerwick Baptist Church, 10.30am-12noon

Mon: Salvation Army – Bible Study, 1.30-3pm

Mon: Monday Club in Lerwick Baptist Church, 6.15-8pm, ages P4-P7 

Mon: Circuit Classes at Sandwick Social Club, 7-8pm 

Mon: Lerwick Bridge Club meets in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7-10.30pm

Mon: Ness Accordion & Fiddle Club meet in Levenwick Hall, 8pm

Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: Alzheimer Scotland – Dementia Resource Centre, Burgh Road, open for drop in, 10am-1pm 

Mon to Fri: CLAN Shetland Wellbeing Centre, St Magnus Street, open 10am-1pm (or at other times by arrangement, Tel: 01595 697275)

2nd Mon of month: Burra History Group meet in Easthouse Croft, Papil, at 7.30pm 

Tue (summer): Sailing Trips on Dim Riv longship from Victoria Pier, 7pm (www.dimriv.com) 

Tue to Sat (24/4 to 7/10): Shetland Textile Working Museum at Bod of Gremista open 12noon-5pm (till 7pm on Thu) (www.shetlandtextilemuseum.com) 

Tue, Thu & Sat (May to Sep): Shetland Reel Distillery, Unst – Guided Tour at 12noon 

Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun (1/5 to 30/9): The Cabin Museum, Vidlin, open 1-5pm 

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun (1/5 to 30/9): Bressay Heritage Centre open 10am-4pm; Sun 11am-5pm; also open Oct & Nov by arrangement (www.bressay-history-group.org) 

Tue, Thu & Sat: Vaila Fine Art – Gallery open 11am-5pm 

Tue: Shetland Library – Click Session, 10-11am  

Tue: Lerwick Baptist Church – Cuppas @ Quoys, 10am-12.30pm

Tue: Sewing Group meets in Centre for Creative Industries, Sellafirth, Yell, 6.30-8.30pm

Tue: Shetland Arts – Wellbeing Choir in Mareel, 7pm

Tue: Traditional Music Sessions in the Douglas Arms (Marlex)

Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun (1/5 to 30/9): Whalsay Heritage Centre open 2-5pm; also open Apr & Oct by arrangement (www.whalsayheritage.co.uk) 

Wed: Shetland Fiddlers’ Society meet in Room 10, Islesburgh Community Centre, 7-9pm (all welcome to play and listen) 

Wed: CLAN – Gentle Yoga/Relaxation (mornings) in Support & Wellbeing Centre, 20a St Magnus Street, book in advance 01595 697275 

Wed: CLAN – Reiki sessions (evenings) in Support & Wellbeing Centre, 20a St Magnus Street, book in advance 01595 697275

Wed: Salvation Army – Drop-in Café & Friendship Group, 11.30am-1.30pm 

Wed: Over-60s Drop-In Café at Scalloway Youth Centre, 2-4pm  

Wed: Tai Chi (for age 16+) in Room 12, Islesburgh Community Centre, 6.15pm

Wed: Life Drawing class at Mareel, 7pm 

Wed: Lerwick Dance Club (Ballroom & Latin) meet in Room 16, Islesburgh Community Centre at 7.30pm (tuition provided) 

Wed: Lerwick Bridge Club – Drop-in Sessions in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7pm

Wed (term time): Yell Community Library open in Mid Yell JH School, 6-8pm

2nd & 4th Wed of month: Craft Night at Bixter Hall, 7pm 

Wed & (occasional) Thu: Traditional Music Sessions in Lounge Bar, Lerwick 

Thu: Alzheimer Scotland – Dementia Resource Centre, Burgh Road open for drop in, 2-5pm 

Thu: Circuits Class at Dunrossness School Hall, 7.30-8.30pm 

Thu: South Mainland Community History Group meet in Quendale Mill, 7.30pm 

3rd Thu of month: Cunningsburgh Hall – 500 at 7.30pm in the Ben End 

4th Thu of month: CLAN Lunches at 20a St Magnus Street, 12noon-2pm 

Thu & Sat: ‘Yell for Cancer Support’ Shop open at Aywick, 1-5pm 

Thu & Sun: Da Wheel Bar (upstairs) open for Cocktails & Karaoke from 8pm 

Fri (mid-May to Sep): Old Scatness Broch open 10.15am-4.30pm (www.shetlandamenity.org/old-scatness)

Fri (summer): Knitting & Spinning Demonstrations at Unst Heritage Centre, 2pm

Fri (summer): Skerries Community Cafe in the hall, 2-4pm 

Fri: Staneyhill Hall – Shetland Times Day, 10am-12noon, have tea/coffee and chat about the news 

Fri: Cullivoe Hall – Club Room open from 8pm

1st & 3rd Fri of month: Mixology@Mareel (live DJs + cocktails & mocktails) 

Sat: Shetland Library – Storytime at 11.30am 

Sat: Good as New charity shop in Brae Youth Centre open 2-4pm  

Sat: Burravoe (Peerie) Hall open from 8.30pm

Sat: Douglas Arms (The Marlex) – Karaoke

Sat: Posers Nightclub open in Grand Hotel, 10pm-3am 

1st Sat of month: CLAN’s Makkin ‘n’ Yarnin Crafters Group meet at 20 St Magnus Street, 10.30am-12.30pm

1st Sat of month: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

1st Sat of month: Epilepsy Support Group (Shetland) – Social Meetings in Bressay Room, Montfield, Burgh Rd, Lerwick, 2-4pm

last Sat of month (exc. Jul & Dec): Shetland Scrapbookers meet in Methodist Schoolroom, 10am-1pm

all year: Films and events at Mareel (www.tickets.shetlandarts.org/Sales) 

all year: Shetland Museum & Archives exhibitions, events and activities (www.shetland-museum.org.uk) 

all year: Bonhoga Gallery at Weisdale Mill exhibitions (www.shetlandarts.org.uk) 

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