1st September 2016
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Next Month and On

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 Box Office – 01595 745555 (www.shetlandboxoffice.org); Shetland Museum & Archives – 01595 695057.


REGULAR & SUMMER EVENTS

all month: Films and events at Mareel (www.shetlandboxoffice.org | www.mareel.org)

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

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

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

daily exc. Thu (1/3 to 31/10): Lea Gardens at Tresta open 2-5pm

daily (25/3 to 30/9): Sumburgh Head Visitor Centre open 11am-5.30pm

daily (11/4 to 16/10): Quendale Water Mill open 10am-5pm; also open 1-10 Apr & 17-31 Oct by arrangement (www.quendalemill.co.uk)

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; Sun 11am-5pm; also open Apr & Oct by arrangement

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Scalloway Museum open 11am-4pm; Sun 2-4pm (www.scallowaymuseum.org) 

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 (1/5 to 30/9): Above & Under Water Shetland – Wildlife & Nature Boat Trips from Victoria Pier (www.underwatershetland.com)

Mon & Wed (20/6-24/8): 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)

Mon to Sat: Shetland Family History Society open at 6 Hillhead, 2-4pm (www.shetland-fhs.org.uk)

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

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

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

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

Mon (9/5 to 8/8): Mousa RSPB Nature Reserve – Guided Walk, 1-4pm

Mon (16/5 to 18/7): Sumburgh Head RSPB Nature Reserve – Guided Walk, 9.30-11am (meet at car park)

Mon (13/6 to 29/8): Sit & Sip Teas in Weisdale Kirk, 2-4pm

Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun (17/4 to 2/10): Old Haa, Burravoe open 10am-4pm; Sun 2-5pm 

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)

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 (May to mid-Oct): Shetland Textile Working Museum at Bod of Gremista open 12noon-5pm (till 7pm on Thu) (www.shetlandtextilemuseum.com)

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: Traditional Music Sessions in the Douglas Arms (Marlex)

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

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

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: 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: 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

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

Thu (to 1/9): Shetland Yoga Club meet in Islesburgh, 7-8.30pm

Thu: Alzheimer Scotland – Dementia Resource Centre open for drop in, 2-4pm

Thu: South Mainland Community History Group meet in Quendale Mill, 7.30pm

Thu: Circuits Class at Dunrossness School Hall, 7.30-8.30pm

Fri & Sat: Posers Nightclub open in Grand Hotel, 10pm-3am

1st Fri of month: Mid Yell Boating Club – Chinese Night 

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

Fri (13/5 to 2/9): Old Scatness Broch open 10.15am-4.30pm (last tour 4pm)

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

Sat & Sun (May to Sep): Honestas Charters trips from Voe Pier, 10am & 2pm (www.facebook.com/honestascherters)

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

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

daily exc. Sat (1/4 to 16/9): Mousa Boat Trips (www.mousa.co.uk)

various: St Magnus Bay Charters Boat Trips (www.stmagnusbay.shetland.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: Sailing Trips on Dim Riv longship

various: Shetland Small Group Tours (www.shetlandtours.co.uk) 

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)

by arrangement: Nicolson’s Tours (www.nicolsonsgroup.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 at Highlands, Scalloway; Lea Gardens, Tresta; Nonavaar, Levenwick; Norby, Sandness; Cruisdale, Sandness; Keldaberg, Cunningsburgh; Lindaal, Tingwall (www.scotlandsgardens.org)

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

all month: Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum – Exhibition; ‘Edges & Extremes’ by Sally Booth & Evlynn Sharp

until 4th: Screenplay Festival continues

until 4th: Garden at Grutness, Sumburgh, open 12noon-6pm; gate collection for Myasthenia Gravis Association & Cancer Research UK

until 11th: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – ‘Elemental’ by Peter Davis

1st: Open Mic Café at Mareel, 7pm

2nd: Alzheimer Scotland – ‘When I Paint I Remember’ in Shetland Museum, 2-3.30pm

2nd: Mid Brae Inn – Bubblerock Disco from 9.30pm

3rd: Yell Show at East Yell Hall from 12noon, followed by Kaleidoscope Disco from 9pm

3rd: Shetland County Championship Sheepdog Trial

3rd: Lerwick Fire Station Open Day, 12noon-4pm

3rd: Soup & Sweet Lunch in St Magnus Church Hall, 12noon-2pm

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

3rd: Mid Brae Inn – Efternoon Karaoke, 2.30-6pm

3rd: Vidlin Hall – Takeaways, 4-7pm

3rd: Mid Brae Inn – Golden Oldies 60s/70s/80s/90s Disco from 9.30pm

4th: Mareel – Young Film Quiz (ages 12 to 16) as part of Screenplay 2016

5th: Sandness History Group – AGM in Sandness Hall at 7pm

5th: Aberdeen FC Shetland Supporters Club – EGM in Masonic Hall function room at 7.30pm

6th: Alzheimer Scotland – Tea Dance in Baila Room, Sound Hall, 2-3.30pm

6th: Shetland Tenants Forum – AGM in Water Lane office at 7pm

6th: Mareel – Sharon Shannon & Band + Shetland guests, 7.30pm

7th to 11th: Shetland Bible Week meetings in Lerwick Methodist Church at 7.30pm (Sun 6pm) + prayer meetings at 7pm

7th: Independent Advocacy Shetland – AGM in Market House at 6pm

7th: Shetland Ladies Darts Association – AGM & Presentation in Whiteness Snooker Club at 7.30pm

7th: Alzheimer Scotland – Sons & Daughters Group meet in Resource Centre, Burgh Road, 7.30-9pm

7th: Cunningsburgh Village Club – AGM in the club at 8pm

8th: Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Lerwick Baptist Church, 10am-12noon

9th: Ragged Wood presents Adam Holmes & The Embers + Rachel Sermanni & Jen Austin in Carnegie Hall, Sandwick at 7.30pm

10th: Shetland Bible Week – Fellowship Breakfast in Lerwick Baptist Church at 8.30am

10th: Ragged Wood presents Adam Holmes & The Embers + Rachel Sermanni & Jen Austin in Mareel, 7.30pm

12th: Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Moorfield Hotel, Brae, 10am-12noon

12th: Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Gulberwick Hall, 7.30pm

12th: Burra Public Hall – AGM in the hall at 7.30pm

15th: Shetland Women’s Aid – AGM in Market House at 5.15pm

15th: Shetland Charitable Trust – AGM in Bowlers Bar, Clickimin Centre at 6.30pm

15th: Mareel – Neil Georgeson: Island/Home

16th: Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Overtonlea Day Care, Levenwick, 11am-2pm

17th: Hjaltibonhoga’s Hairst Helly with Gordon Gunn – Concert in Mareel at 7.30pm

18th: Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Walk in Fraser Park, Scalloway, 2-4pm

20th: Alzheimer Scotland – Tea & Blether in Dementia Resource Centre, Burgh Road, 10.30am-12.30pm

21st: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

21st: Alzheimer Scotland – ‘Does Du Mind? – Working Life’ in Shetland Museum, 2-3.30pm

22nd: Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Lerwick Baptist Church, 10am-12noon

23rd: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

24th until 2nd Oct: Shetland Wool Week

24th: The Revellers – ‘Skeletons’ Album Launch Concert also feat. First Foot Soldiers, Steven Robertson & DJ Lyall in Clickimin Centre, tickets Shetland Box Office

26th: Alzheimer Scotland – Carers Group & Positive Dementia Group meet in the Lerwick Hotel, 3-4.30pm

26th: Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Gulberwick Hall, 7.30pm

29th: Alzheimer Scotland – Knit & Chat in Upper Café, Mareel, 2-4pm

29th: Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Sandwick School, 2-4pm

30th: Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Walls Methodist Church, 11am-2pm

 

OCTOBER 2016

until 2nd: Shetland Wool Week continues

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

6th to 10th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival

10th & 24th: Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Gulberwick Hall, 7.30pm

26th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

28th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

 

NOVEMBER 2016

Shetland Guitar Festival

5th: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

7th & 21st: Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Gulberwick Hall, 7.30pm

16th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

18th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

 

DECEMBER 2016

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

5th: Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Gulberwick Hall, 7.30pm

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

16th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

 

Every care is taken in the compilation of this list. If you are aware of any errors or need details amended or added, please contact our office or send an email to info@shetlandtimes.co.uk