22nd March 2018
Established 1872. Online since 1996.

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.

MARCH 2018

until 23rd
: Super Club for children at Sound Gospel Hall, 6.15-7.15pm

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

until 25th: The Faith Mission – Shetland Bible Study Week with Noel McClintock in Garthspool Evangelical Church, 8pm on 18th; 7.30pm 19th to 25th



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

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

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



Alistair Carmichael MP & Tavish Scott MSP – Surgery in Parliamentary Office, 171 Commercial Street, 1-2pm

Dunrossness Public Hall – Variety Concert with Odessa, Da Shanty Yell Men, Stringz, Kansa, Whalsa Lasses and Lisa & The Johnsons, 6.30 for 7pm start

Shetland Horticultural Society – AGM in Room 11, Islesburgh Community Centre at 7pm

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

Yell Show – Spring Sale & Prize Draw in North Ness Hall, Ulsta, at 7.30pm

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



& 31st: Shetland Arts – Creativity Club for ages 7-11, 1-3pm

Transition Turriefield – ‘Growing in your polycrub’ 1-day course in Turriefield, Sandness

Shetland Library – ‘Click. Get. Go’ eBooks & eMagazines event, with teas, in Old Library Centre, 11am-3pm

Cunningsburgh Youth Clubs – Soup & Sweet in Cunningsburgh Hall, 12noon-2pm

Reawick Congregational Church – Bulb Show & Teas, 2-5pm

Brenna Players present two plays: ‘Rehab’ and ‘Prisoner o’ War’, in Bigton Hall, support from Ukulicious, 7 for 7.30pm

Althing AGM & Debate – ‘The Royal Family is a Waste of Money’ in Staney Hill Hall at 7.30pm

Saturday Night Bible Study in Ebenezer Hall, Navy Lane, 7.30pm

Cunningsburgh Hall – Games Night, 8-11pm



Northmavine Fiddle & Accordion Club – Soup & Sweet in Eshaness Community Centre, 12noon-3pm

Salvation Army – Palm Sunday Fellowship Meal, 2pm

Sunday Teas & Sales Tables etc in Scalloway Youth Centre, 2-4pm, in aid of Brain Tumour Research

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in Tingwall Hall, 2-4.30pm, in aid of Relay for Life and Eric Gray Services

North Roe & Lochend Hall – Sunday Teas, 2-5pm

North Mainland Gardening Club – Spring Bulb Show & Sunday Teas in Sullom Hall, 2-5pm

Easter Teas & Table Top Sale in Voe Hall, 2-5pm, in aid of Burravoe Friends of Neuro Ward-ARI

Shetland Film Club/Shetland Arts – ‘Home Made for Screenplay’: short films made by Shetlanders, showing in Burravoe Hall, Yell, 2.30 for 3pm

Hillswick Hall – Fish & Chips, 4.30-6.30pm

Ebenezer Hall – Family Service & Buffet Tea, 5.30pm



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

Bridge End Outdoor Centre – AGM in the centre at 7pm

Dunrossness Public Hall – Makkin & Yakkin, 7.30pm

Shetland Mandolin Band meets in Islesburgh Community Centre at 7.30pm



Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Symbister JH School, Whalsay, 2-4pm

Mareel Film Quiz, 7pm

Shetland Library – ‘Islands of the Imagination’ with Malachy Tallack in the library at 7pm

Shetland Arts – Wellbeing Choir in Mareel at 7pm



also 29th & 30th: Islesburgh Drama Group presents ‘Absurd Person Singular’ by Alan Ayckbourn in the Garrison Theatre, 7.30pm

Shetland Halls Association – AGM in the Voe Hall at 7pm

Shetland Arts – Life Drawing in Mareel, 7-9pm



Cruise Ship Aidavita in Lerwick Harbour

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

Cunningsburgh Hall – AGM in the Ben End at 7pm

Shetland Arts – Student Night in Mareel, 7.30pm



& 31st: Ronas Drama Group presents ‘The Burglar’s Confession’ and ‘Mansie’s Haa’ in Sullom & Gunnister Hall at 7.30pm 

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

Walls Brownie Up-Helly-A’ starts 7pm from Walls Hall (postponed from 16th)



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

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

Alzheimer Scotland – A Night of Music & Fun with Pearl Hunter in Lerwick Town Hall

Bigton Hall – Film Night (‘Jenny’s Dog Team Journey’ & ‘BBC’s People of Many Lands: Shetland’) and Supper, 7 for 7.30pm

Cunningsburgh Hall – Games Night, 8-11pm

Ness Boating Club – AGM in the club at 8pm

>>Go to Next Month’s listings


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  (www.scotlandsgardens.org) 

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 (18/6-22/8): 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: 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: 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 (19/4-6/9 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: 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: 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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