29th May 2017

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 2017

all month (until 11th Jun): Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition by the Shetland Open Winners


Statsraad Lehmkuhl in Lerwick Harbour

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

Walls Marina Users Association – AGM in Walls Regatta Clubhouse at 7.30pm



to 28th: Pop-Up Art Exhibition at Sea Winds, 45 Commercial Street (nr Queen’s Hotel), open12noon-4pm

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

Salvation Army – Book Club, 1.30-3pm; Film ‘Narnia 3’, 7-9pm

RSPB Guided Walk at Sumburgh Head Nature Reserve, 2-3.30pm, meet at car park

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

Shetland Arts – ‘Oscillon Response’ + Q&A with Mark Lyken in Mareel, 8pm



Burra Fun Run (registration from 10am, start 11am), in aid of community defibrillators

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

Bixter Hall – Spring/Summer Shopping Day, 11am-4pm

Saturday Lunches at Quoys Baptist Church, Lerwick, 12noon-2pm

Shetland United Churches – Prayer Bear Picnic at Gilbertson Park Games Hall, 2-4pm

Glasgow Celtic Supporters Club Shetland Branch – Scottish Cup Final: Celtic v Aberdeen in Islesburgh Community Centre from 2pm

Scalloway Boating Club – Fish & Chip Night, 4-7pm, in aid of 1st Scalloway Rainbow & Brownie Unit

Ollaberry Hall – Fish & Chip Night, 5-7.30pm

Cunningsburgh Hall – Games Night, 8-11pm

Aith Hall – Live Music with David Sandison & The Tennessee Wannabees from 8pm



North Roe & Lochend Hall – Sunday Teas, 2-5pm, in aid of North Roe School fund

Da Wastside (S)Miles & Sunday Teas at Skeld Hall, register from 2.15, starts 3pm

Bressay Plant Sale & Sunday Teas in the Bressay Hall, 3-6pm

Ebenezer Hall – Family Service & Buffet Tea, 5.30pm

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

Northern Lights at Brae Hotel – Quiz Night at 7.30pm



to 4th Jun: Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Awareness Week

Women for Independence – Public Meetings with Lesley Riddoch & Miriam Brett in Mareel, Lerwick, 12.45-1.45pm; and in Mid Yell Hall, 7pm

RSPB Guided Walk at Mousa Nature Reserve, 1-4pm (for ferry booking see www.mousa.co.uk)

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

Quarff Public Hall – AGM in the hall at 7pm



Alzheimer Scotland – Tea & Blether in Dementia Centre, Burgh Road, Lerwick, 10.30am-12.30pm

Ragged Wood presents Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards + local support from Kansa in Mareel, 7.30pm

Women for Independence – Public Meeting with Lesley Riddoch & Miriam Brett in NAFC Marine Centre, Scalloway, 8pm



Alzheimer Scotland – Over 60s Health Walk, meet at Scalloway Youth Centre, 2pm

RSPB Guided Walk at Mires of Funzie Nature Reserve, Fetlar, meet at car park 2pm (ferry details: www.shetland.gov.uk)

Shetland Arts/Shetland College UHI presents Student Showcase in Mareel, 7.30pm


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

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

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

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

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-5pm

daily (14/4 to 15/10): Quendale Water Mill open 10am-5pm; also open 1-13 Apr & 16-31 Oct by arrangement (www.quendalemill.co.uk)

daily (14/4 to 1/10): 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 open 1-16 Apr & Oct by arrangement (www.tangwickhaa.org.uk) 

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Hoswick Visitor Centre, Sandwick open 10am-5pm; also open Apr & Oct by arrangement

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Unst Heritage Centre open 11am-4pm; Sun 2-4pm; also Knitting & Spinning Demonstrations, 2pm each Fri; also 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-5pm (www.shetland-museum.org.uk)

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

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

various: Mousa Boat Trips (www.mousa.co.uk)

various: Shetland Marine Charters Boat Trips (www.shetlandmarinecharters.com)

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

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

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

various: Discover Shetland Tours (www.discovershetland.net) 

various: Shetland Nature Tours (www.shetlandnature.net) 

various: Selkie Ventures experiences (www.selkieventures.co.uk) 

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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

Mon (22/5 to 7/8): Mousa RSPB Nature Reserve – Guided Walk, 1-4pm

Mon (Jun to Aug): Sit & Sip Teas in Weisdale Kirk, 2-4pm

Mon & Wed (26/6-23/8): Café in Walls at the Germatwatt Centre, 11am-4pm

Mon, Tue & Wed: Alzheimer Scotland – Dementia Resource Centre 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: 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: Sailing Trips on Dim Riv longship from Victoria Pier, 7pm (www.dimriv.com)

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

Tue & Thu (1/5 to 31/8): Jamiesons Spinning Mill, Sandness – Mill Tours at 11am (booking essential 01595 870285) 

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, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun (23/4 to 30/8): Noss National Nature Reserve open 11am-5pm (info line 0800 107 7818) 

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

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

Tue, Thu & Sat (26/4 to 10/9): Shetland Reel Distillery, Unst – Guided Tour at 11.30am 

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

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, 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

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 (31/5, 14/6, 28/6 & 12/7): Mires of Funzie RSPB Reserve, Fetlar – Guided Walk, 11am-1pm (meet at car park)

Thu: Alzheimer Scotland – Dementia Resource Centre 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 (12/5 to 21/7): Sumburgh Head RSPB Nature Reserve – Guided Walk, 2-3.30pm (meet at car park) 

Fri (mid-May to Sep): Old Scatness Broch open (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: 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


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