21st September 2018
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These details are subject to change or cancellation without prior notification. Check with organisers if unsure.

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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OCTOBER 2018

1st: Cruise Ship Norwegian Jade in Lerwick Harbour

1st: Shetland Mandolin Band meets in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7.30pm

2nd: Voe Hall – Viking Energy Exhibition

2nd: Ollaberry Youth Club – AGM in Ollaberry Hall at 8pm

3rd: SNAP (Special Needs Adult Parties) – AGM in Flower Park Pavilion at 7pm

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

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

6th: Voe Hall – Voe Show Prizegiving

6th: Bixter Hall – Seniors, Neighbours & Friends Social

6th: Yell Show Prizegiving Celebration in Burravoe Hall, followed by Dance to Peter Wood’s Band

7th: Bigton Hall- Farmers’ Monitoring Meeting

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

10th: Shetland Snooker Association – AGM in Whitedale Snooker Club, 8pm

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

11th & 25th: Asta Clubhouse Informal Music Session

11th: Cruise Ship Marco Polo in Lerwick Harbour

11th: Sandwick Carnegie Hall – Fiddle & Accordion Festival Concert & Dance

11th: Voe Hall – Fiddle & Accordion Festival Concert & Dance

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

12th: Bigton Hall – Fiddle & Accordion Festival Concert & Dance

13th: North Roe & Lochend Hall – Fish & Chip Night, 5-8pm

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

15th to 26th: Symbister Hall – ‘October Days’ events & activities

15th: Shetland Mandolin Band meets in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7.30pm

18th: Sound Community Association – Sound Hall Quiz Night, 7.30pm

20th: Bigton Hall – Church of Scotland Sale of Work, 7pm

24th: Bigton Hall – Senior Citizens Night, 7.30pm

26th: Skeld Hall – Quiz Night, 7.30pm

26th: Bixter Hall – Social & Games Night from 7.30pm

27th: British Red Cross – pop-up Kindness Café with free refreshments and activities in Sandveien Neighbourhood Centre, 2-5pm

27th: Mossbank Hall – Children’s Halloween Party

27th: Symbister Hall – Halloween Party

27th: Sandwick Carnegie Hall – Italian Murder Mystery Dinner

27th: Voe Hall – Fish & Chip Takeaways followed by Halloween Quiz

27th: Sullom Hall – Social Night

28th: Bigton Hall – Christmas Fayre, Soup & Teas etc, 12.30-5pm

28th: Staney Hill Hall – Children’s Halloween Party

29th: Shetland Mandolin Band meets in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7.30pm

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

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NOVEMBER 2018

1st: Sound Hall – AGM in Baila Room, 7pm

1st: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Guest night featuring accordionist Jimmy Cassidy and drummer/singer Callum Wallace in the Shetland Hotel,7:30pm

2nd: Sandwick Carnegie Hall – Adam Holmes & Rachel Sermanni

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

3rd: Sullom Hall – Annual Sale of Work, 2pm

3rd: Bigton Hall – Fireworks at Ireland Beach followed by suppers in the hall

3rd: North Roe & Lochend Hall – Halloween Party

3rd: Mossbank Hall – Bonfire & Fireworks Display, 7pm

3rd: Voe Hall – Christmas Shopping Night

3rd: Bixter Hall – GTL Disco

7th: Voe Hall – AGM

8th & 22nd: Asta Clubhouse Informal Music Session

8th to 11th: Wordplay Festival

8th to 10th: Thomas Fraser Memorial Festival in Burra Public Hall (www.thomasfraser.com)

10th: Symbister Hall – Christmas Craft Market

10th: Skeld Hall – Horse Race Night, 7pm

10th: Staney Hill Hall – Charity Music Evening

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

10th: North Roe & Lochend Hall – Social Night

11th: Sandwick Carnegie Hall – Jumble Sale & Teas

12th: Shetland Mandolin Band meets in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7.30pm

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

15th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – AGM at 7.15pm followed by local club night in the Shetland Hotel

15th: Sound Community Association – Sound Hall Quiz Night, 7.30pm

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

21st: Bigton Hall – Senior Citizens Night, 7.30pm

24th: British Red Cross – pop-up Kindness Café with free refreshments and activities in Sandveien Neighbourhood Centre, 2-5pm

24th: North Roe & Lochend Hall – Auction Sale

24th: Bixter Hall – Informal Music Session from 8pm

24th: Skeld Hall – First Foot Soldiers Gig, 9pm

26th: Shetland Mandolin Band meets in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7.30pm

29th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Guest night with fiddler Claire Gullan and pianist/accordionist Martainn Skene in Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm

30th: Staney Hill Hall – Tree Lighting, Live Music & Christmas Shopping Event

30th: Bixter Hall – Social & Games Night from 7.30pm

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DECEMBER 2018

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

1st: Bigton Hall – Farmers’ Monitoring Meeting

1st: Sandwick Carnegie Hall – South Mainland Dance Club, 7.30pm

1st: Voe Hall – Men’s Night followed by dance to Brian Morrison

1st: Symbister Hall – Christmas Dance & Grand Raffle Draw, with Peter Wood Band

2nd: Sandwick Carnegie Hall – Christmas Market

2nd: North Roe & Lochend Hall – Quiz Night

4th: Sound Community Association – Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party in Sound Hall, 7pm 

6th & 20th: Asta Clubhouse Informal Music Session

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

9th: Staney Hill Hall – Children’s Christmas Party

10th: Mossbank Hall – Senior Citizens’ Christmas Dinner, 12noon

10th: Shetland Mandolin Band meets in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7.30pm

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

12th: Ragged Wood presents Courtney Marie Andrews in Mareel

13th: Sound Community Association – Sound Hall Quiz Night, 7.30pm

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

15th: Mossbank Hall – Children’s Christmas Party, 4pm

15th: Sullom Hall – Bairns’ Christmas Party

19th: Sandwick Carnegie Hall – Carnegie Christmas Concert

19th: Bigton Hall – Senior Citizens Night, 7.30pm

21st: Bixter Hall – Social & Games Night from 7.30pm

22nd: North Roe & Lochend Hall – Bairns’ Christmas Party

28th: Voe Hall – Rack & Ruin Festive Spree

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EVENTS FOR 2019

January 27th: Sullom Hall – Winter Lunch Reestit Mutton & Tattie Soup

April 26th & 27th: Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year 2019

May 2nd to 5th: Shetland Folk Festival 2019

July 13th to 21st: UnstFest 2019

July 18th to 22nd: Fiddle Frenzy 2019

September 7th: Yell Show 2019


REGULAR  & SUMMER EVENTS

May to Sep: Nonavaar, Levenwick – James Thomason’s Garden & Studio open in aid of Scotland’s Gardens (01950 422447)

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 (May to Sep): Cullivoe Up-Helly-A’ Exhibition open in the Cullivoe Galley Shed (manned on Sundays 2-4pm; self-guide at other times)

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: 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) 

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

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 (www.scotlandsgardens.org) 

Sun (May to Aug): Cunningsburgh History Group – premises open for local history displays, Mosquito memorial, Adam Christie memorial and Quee boat, 2-5pm

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: Lerwick British Legion – Bingo Night

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

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

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

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

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/Lerwick Methodist Church, 7pm (check venue with Mareel)

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

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, Wed & Thu: Lerwick British Legion – Jazzercise Classes (10.30am Tue & Thu; 5.30pm Wed)

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

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: Speldiburn Café, Bressay open 11am-3pm (from 9.30am on Sat); Good as New Shop open 12.30-2.30pm (www.bressay.org)

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) 

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: Traditional Tai Chi (for age 18+) 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: Shetland Fiddlers’ Society meet in Room 10, Islesburgh Community Centre, 7-9pm (all welcome to play and listen) 

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

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

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) 

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

Thu (19/4 to 6/9 exc. 3/5): Shetland Yoga Club meet in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7-8.30pm

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 

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

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

Thu, Fri & Sat: Aairvhous Whalsay – Exhibition by Anne Barron at the Pop-Up Café at Livister Hall, open 12noon-4pm

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

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

Fri: Cullivoe Hall – Club Room open 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 

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

Sat: Bressay Parkrun at 9.30am (9am ferry from Lerwick)

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

2nd & 4th Sun of month: Open Mic at Mareel, 4pm

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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