23rd July 2018
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This Month

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.

 

JULY 2018 

Sun until 22/8 (exc. 29/7): Sunday Teas & Music in Bridge End Kirk, 2-4.30pm; World War One Exhibition in Easthouse, 2-5pm

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

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

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

to 22nd: Unstfest 2018 (www.unstfest.org)

 

THURSDAY 19th

Cruise Ships Zuiderdam and Viking Sea in Lerwick Harbour

Marjolein Robertson: Stories & Stand-Up in Mareel, 7.30pm

 

FRIDAY 20th

to 22nd: Lerwick Boating Club – 116th Annual Regatta in Lerwick Harbour; sailing 6.30 on 20th; from 9am on 21st; from 11am on 22nd

Skeld Regatta Weekend – Eela Competition, 5-7pm, followed by fried fish supper; GTL Disco in marquee from 9pm

Cruise Ship Ocean Majesty in Lerwick Harbour

Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Overtonlea Day Care, 11am-2pm

Lerwick British Legion – Phil Dinardo 80s/90s Disco

Live Music with Stagefright in Gulberwick Hall, 9pm, over 18s

 

SATURDAY 21st

Cruise Ship Marco Polo in Lerwick Harbour

Northmavine Sheepdog Trials at Eshaness from 9am

Skeld Regatta Weekend – Sailing from 9.30am, fancy dress theme and activities onshore from 12noon, live music from 2pm, land sports 4pm; David Sandison & The Tennessee Wannabees in marquee from 9pm

Tingwall Under 5s – AGM in Tingwall Hall at 2pm

Bixter Hall – Music Session, 8-11pm

 

SUNDAY 22nd

Skeld Regatta Weekend – Regatta Songs of Praise in Sail Laft at 2pm

South Nesting Hall – Sunday Teas & Car Boot Sale, 2-5pm

Nort Trow Community Garden, North Roe – Sunday Teas in the Garden, 2-5pm

Live Music with Stagefright in Hillswick Hotel, 6-9pm

Lerwick British Legion – Pub Quiz, 7.30pm

 

MONDAY 23rd

& 30th: Shetland Showcase of traditional music and crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre 

to 27th: Shetland Arts – Creativity Camp for ages P5-P7, at Mareel, 10am-3.30pm

NHS Shetland – Meeting of Shetland’s Public Engagement Network (SPEN) in Board Headquarters, Montfield, 2-4pm

Baha’i Faith – Talk by Dr Lameh Fananapizi: ‘Why is Faith Declining?’ in Lerwick Town Hall, 7.30pm

 

TUESDAY 24th

Feuars and Heritors of Lerwick – General Meeting in Islesburgh Community Centre at 7pm

Mareel Film Quiz, 7pm

 

WEDNESDAY 25th

until 29th: Aa Trow Yell festival of events and activities for all ages, throughout Yell (www.facebook.com/Yell2018/)

Shetland Sheepdog Trials Association – Annual Trial at Swinister, Tingwall, from 9am

The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra + local fiddlers and pipers in Clickimin Centre, 7.30pm

 

THURSDAY 26th

Cruise Ship Seabourn Quest in Lerwick Harbour

Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Lerwick Baptist Church, 10am-12noon

Shetland Guild of Spinners, Weavers, Dyers & Knitters meet in Sandness Hall at 10.30am

Alzheimer Scotland – Knit & Chat in Upper Café, Mareel, 2-4pm

 

FRIDAY 27th

Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Methodist Church, Walls, 11am-2pm

United Worship & Prayer for Shetland in Lerwick Methodist Church, 7.30pm

 

SATURDAY 28th

also 26/8 & 29/9: Themed Life Drawing Workshops, booking essential (www.greenrayarts.com)

 

SUNDAY 29th

Cruise Ship Viking Sea in Lerwick Harbour

Burra Isle Church of Scotland – Ritz Style Teas in Bridge End Hall, 12.30-2pm and 3.30-5pm (bookings only – 01595 859517 by 25th)

Atlantic Edge Music Services present Iris DeMent in Mareel, support from Arthur Nicholson, 7.30pm

 

MONDAY 30th

to 3rd Aug: Shetland Arts – Summer Dance Intensive with Kathryn Spence, for ages S1 to 18, at Mareel, 10am-4pm

Alzheimer Scotland – Carers Group & Positive Dementia Group meet in the Lerwick Hotel, 3-4.30pm

Cruise Ships Marco Polo and Viking Sky in Lerwick Harbour

 

TUESDAY 31st

Cruise Ships Europa 2 and Msc Meraviglia in Lerwick Harbour

Ragged Wood presents Drever-McCusker-Woomble and Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards in Mareel, 7.30pm

 

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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 (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 until 22/8 (exc. 29/7): Sunday Teas & Music in Bridge End Kirk, 2-4.30pm; World War One Exhibition in Easthouse, 2-5pm

Sun (weekly 27/5 until 2/9): Cunningsburgh History Hut open weekly for Mosquito DZ642 Display, 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, 7pm

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, 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): 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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