23rd May 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.

MAY 2018

until 20th: Bonhoga Gallery – Exhibition: ‘Shetlandmade’

until 27th: Old Haa, Burravoe – Exhibition: ‘Ha! Ha! At Da Haa’ by Smirk

all month (until 24th Jun): Beyond Bonhoga – Exhibition ‘ Conditions’ by Amanda Welch at Bressay Lighthouse, open Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun, 11am-5pm

all month (until 15th Jul): Shetland Museum hosts The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2018 – Hans Holbein The Younger: ‘Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling’

 

 

FRIDAY 18th

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

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

National Theatre of Scotland/Catherine Wheels Theatre Co present ‘Eddie & the Slumber Sisters’ in Mareel, 6pm

Symbister Public Hall – AGM in the hall at 7pm

Legion Scotland, Scalloway Branch – Family Bingo, 7pm

Bingo in Staneyhill Hall, 7.30pm

Shetland Liberal Democrats – Whisky Tasting event in Lerwick Town Hall

 

SATURDAY 19th

& 26th: Risograph Printing Workshop in Auld Kirk, West Burra, 2-5pm (booking www.gaada.org)

19th & 20th: Aairvhous Whalsay – Pop-Up Cafe and an exhibition by Smirk, 11am-4pm at Livister Hall

Multiple Sclerosis Society – Annual Open Meeting in Loch Bar, Clickimin Centre at 11am

A Royal Tea with teas, homebakes, and the Royal Wedding live in Eric Gray Centre, 11am-2pm

Glasgow Celtic Supporters Club – Scottish Cup Final: Celtic v Motherwell, in Islesburgh Community Centre (room 16), doors open 1.30pm

Hillswick Hall – Celebration of the Royal Wedding from 2.30pm

Plant Sale + Sales Tables & 8 o’clocks in Walls Hall, 6.30-9pm, in aid of Walls & Sandness Church of Scotland

Shetland Aid Trust – Variety Concert in the Garrison Theatre, 7.30pm

Bixter Hall – Music Session, 8-11pm

Legion Scotland, Scalloway Branch – Disco from 9pm

 

SUNDAY 20th

Statsraad Lehmkuhl in Lerwick Harbour

Loop Da Loop Fun Run from South Nesting Hall, registration 11am, followed by Sunday Teas & Car Boot in the hall, 1-4pm

Westside Sharks – Car Boot, Sales Tables & Teas in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 1-4pm

Shetland Community Orchestra – AGM in Islesburgh Community Centre at 2pm

Shetland Swimming Association – Sunday Teas & Sales Tables in Gulberwick Hall, 2-5pm

North Mainland Gardening Club – Annual Plant Sale & Sunday Teas in Brae Hall, 2-5pm

Sunday Taes in Skeld Public Hall, 2-5pm

Music & Sunday Teas in Bridge End Hall, Burra, 2-5pm, in aid of Relay for Life

Plant Sale & Teas in Bressay Hall, 3.15-5pm

Symbister Hall – Sunday Teas, 4-6pm

Curry Night in Sandwick Social Club, 5-9pm

Delting Football Club – AGM in Brae High School at 6pm

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

Scalloway Fire Festival – AGM in Scalloway Boating Club at 7.30pm

 

MONDAY 21st

Cruise Ship Ocean Adventurer in Lerwick Harbour

Curry Night in Ollaberry Hall, 4-8pm

CRUK Relay for Life-Shetland – Team Captains’ Information Meeting in Islesburgh Community Centre at 6.30pm

Bixter Community Hall – AGM in the hall at 7.30pm

O.E.S. – Regular Meeting in Masonic Hall at 7.30pm

Walls Swimming Pool Association – AGM at the pool at 7.30pm

 

TUESDAY 22nd

Cruise Ships Le Boreal and Msc Orchestra in Lerwick Harbour

SIC & 7N Architects – Knab Masterplan Drop-in Event at Lerwick Town Hall, 4-8pm

Little Tikes Tingwall – AGM in Little Tikes at 7pm

Mareel Film Quiz, 7pm

Scalloway Youth Centre – AGM in the youth centre at 7.30pm

Nesting Rowing Club – AGM in South Nesting Hall at 8pm

 

WEDNESDAY 23rd

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

Shetland Fiddlers Society – AGM in Islesburgh Community Centre at 7pm

 

THURSDAY 24th

to 29th: Beyond Bonhoga/Children & The Arts: ‘Unexpected Sites’ Exhibition from Amy Gear & 300 Shetland school pupils, in Mareel Auditorium, open 10am-8pm

Cruise Ship Ocean Nova in Lerwick Harbour

Samaritans Shetland – Open Evening at 13 Charlotte Street, 6-8pm

Asta Clubhouse Informal Music Session

 

FRIDAY 25th

Cruise Ships Boudicca and Artania in Lerwick Harbour

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

Aith Boating Club – Fish & Chip Takeaways at Aith Hall, 5-7pm

Delting Boating Club Marina Users’ Association – AGM in the boating club at 7.30pm

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

 

SATURDAY 26th

26th & 27th: Aairvhous Whalsay – Pop-Up Cafe and an exhibition by Smirk, 11am-4pm at Livister Hall

Cruise Ships Silver Cloud and Celebrity Eclipse in Lerwick Harbour

Shetland Horticultural Society – Annual Plant Sale in Tingwall Hall, 11am-3pm

The Peatbog Trowies present ‘Drama on the Bog’ open air/promenade performance, muster at Mackenzie’s Farm Shop, Cunningsburgh, 11am and 2pm, not suitable for under 7s or those with limited mobility

Yoga Workshops with Finlay Wilson: the Kilted Yogi from Dundee in Islesburgh at 10am and 2pm (shetlandyoga@gmail.com)

Risograph Printing Workshop in Auld Kirk, West Burra, 2-5pm (booking www.gaada.org)

Shetland’s CRUK Relay for Life at Clickimin

Levenwick Village Hall – AGM in the hall at 7pm

 

SUNDAY 27th

Cunningsburgh History Hut – Unveiling Ceremony of Mosquito DZ642 at 3pm; hut then open weekly for Mosquito DZ642 Display, 2-5pm, until 2/9/18

Yoga Workshops with Finlay Wilson: the Kilted Yogi from Dundee in Islesburgh at 10am (shetlandyoga@gmail.com)

 

MONDAY 28th

Alzheimer Scotland – Carers Group & Positive Dementia Group meet in the Lerwick Hotel, 2-4.30pm

Quarff Public Hall – AGM in the hall at 7pm

Dunrossness Public Hall – Makkin & Yakkin, 7.30pm

 

TUESDAY 29th

Cruise Ship Norwegian Jade in Lerwick Harbour

Tingwall Public Hall – AGM in the hall at 7pm

 

WEDNESDAY 30th

to 5th Jun: Shetland Classic Motor Show at Clickimin

Islesburgh Youth Club – EGM in Islesburgh Community Centre at 6.30pm

THURSDAY 31st

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

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

 

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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: 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 (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: 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 & 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 

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 & Sat (+ occ Sun): Aairvhous Whalsay – Pop-Up Café, 11am-4pm at Livister Hall

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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