20th January 2017
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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 Arts Box Office – 01595 745500 (www.shetlandarts.org); Shetland Museum & Archives – 01595 695057.

FEBRUARY 2017

all month until 6th Mar: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – ‘Island Connections’ by Vivian Ross-Smith 

1st: UHA Hop Night – Federation of the Disco Pimp at Mareel, age 14+

1st: UHA Hop Night – Oceana presents Esperanza & The Dirty Lemons in Lerwick British Legion from 9pm, age 18+ 

1st: Grand Hotel – Live Music with Lomond Ceilidh Band from 9.30pm

4th: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

6th: Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Gulberwick Hall, 7.30pm

7th: Shetland Folk Festival Society – AGM in Islesburgh Community Centre at 5.30pm

8th: Atlantic Edge Music Services presents Amythyst Kiah live at Mareel 

9th: Shetland Arts Classical Season – Piano Recital: Pictures at an Exhibition

9th: Shetland Canoe Club – AGM in Islesburgh Community Centre at 7pm

9th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Local club night in the Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm 

9th: Yell Show – AGM in East Yell Hall at 7.30pm

10th: Nesting & Girlsta Up-Helly-A’

10th: Uyeasound Up-Helly-A’ 

16th: Postnatal Depression Support Shetland – Peer Support Group meets in Bruce Family Centre, Lerwick, 1-2pm

17th: Northmavine Up-Helly-A’ 

20th: Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Gulberwick Hall, 7.30pm

22nd: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session in Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

23rd: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Club night with guest artiste Alistair McCulloch (fiddle) in the Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm 

24th: Bressay Up-Helly-A’ 

24th: Cullivoe Up-Helly-A’

24th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session in Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

24th: Ragged Wood presents Miracle Glass Company + local support in Lerwick British Legion

24th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Closing Date for entries for Annual Tune Competition

25th (tbc): Norwick Up-Helly-A’

27th: Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Gulberwick Hall, 7.30pm

 

MARCH 2017

until 6th: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – ‘Island Connections’ by Vivian Ross-Smith 

3rd to 5th: Creative Weekend – ‘Shetland Lace Knitting’ at Belmont House, Unst (www.belmontunst.co.uk)

4th: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

6th: Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Gulberwick Hall, 7.30pm

9th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Local club night in the Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm

10th: South Mainland Up-Helly-A’

11th until 23rd Apr: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition by Toby Paterson

11th: Shetland Arts Classical Season – Hebrides Ensemble

13th: Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Gulberwick Hall, 7.30pm

16th: Postnatal Depression Support Shetland – Peer Support Group meets in Bruce Family Centre, Lerwick, 1-2pm

17th to 19th: Creative Weekend – ‘Creative Writing: The place I belong’ at Belmont House, Unst (www.belmontunst.co.uk) 

17th: Delting Up-Helly-A’

20th: Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Gulberwick Hall, 7.30pm

22nd: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session in Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

23rd: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Club night with guests Matthew MacLennan Scottish Dance Band (also tune competition results) in the Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm

24th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session in Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

24th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – End of Season Concert, Supper and Dance in Voe Hall at 7.30pm, featuring local variety acts followed by supper and dance to the Matthew MacLennan Scottish Dance Band

27th: Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Gulberwick Hall, 7.30pm

 

APRIL 2017

until 23rd: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition by Toby Paterson 

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

3rd: Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Gulberwick Hall, 7.30pm

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

15th: Shetland Arts Classical Season – Mr McFall’s Chamber

17th: Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Gulberwick Hall, 7.30pm

19th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session in Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm 

21st & 22nd: Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year 2017 competitions in Mareel

21st to 23rd: Shetland Rotary Club – Motor Show at Clickimin

21st: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session in Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

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

27th to 30th: The 37th Shetland Folk Festival

29th until 11th Jun: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition by the Shetland Open Winners

 

MAY 2017

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

6th: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

8th: Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Gulberwick Hall, 7.30pm

12th, 19th & 26th: RSPB Guided Walk at Sumburgh Head Nature Reserve, 2-3.30pm, meet at car park

17th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session in Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

19th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session in Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am 

19th: Shetland Arts Classical Season – Dunedin Consort

22nd & 29th: RSPB Guided Walk at Mousa Nature Reserve, 1-4pm (for ferry booking see www.mousa.co.uk)

22nd: Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Gulberwick Hall, 7.30pm

31st: RSPB Guided Walk at Mires of Funzie Nature Reserve, Fetlar, meet at car park 2pm (ferry details: www.shetland.gov.uk)

 

JUNE 2017 

until 11th: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition by the Shetland Open Winners 

2nd, 9th & 16th, 23rd & 30th: RSPB Guided Walk at Sumburgh Head Nature Reserve, 2-3.30pm, meet at car park

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

4th: Aith Lifeboat Gala Day

5th, 12th, 19th & 26th: RSPB Guided Walk of Mousa Nature Reserve, 1-4pm (for ferry booking see www.mousa.co.uk)

5th, 12th, 19th & 26th: Shetland Showcase of traditional music & crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre

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

10th: Lerwick Lifeboat Day (tbc)

14th & 28th: RSPB Guided Walk at Mires of Funzie Nature Reserve, Fetlar, meet at car park 2pm (ferry details: www.shetland.gov.uk)

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

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

17th until 2nd Jul: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – ‘The Future’ by Amy Gear + 300 school pupils

17th & 18th: ‘Celebrating Shetland’s Heritage’ (www.facebook.com/shetlandheritageassociation)

17th: Lerwick Midsummer Carnival (tbc)

19th: Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Gulberwick Hall, 7.30pm

21st-24th: Bergen-Shetland Yacht Race / double-handed 1000-mile race from Netherlands

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

 

JULY 2017

Mon & Wed: Café in Walls at the Germatwatt Centre, open 11am-4pm

until 2nd: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – ‘The Future’ by Amy Gear + 300 school pupils

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

1st to 9th: Shetland Nature Festival

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st: RSPB Guided Walk of Mousa Nature Reserve, 1-4pm (for ferry booking see www.mousa.co.uk)

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st: Shetland Showcase of traditional music & crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre

3rd: Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Gulberwick Hall, 7.30pm

7th, 14th & 21st: RSPB Guided Walk at Sumburgh Head Nature Reserve, 2-3.30pm, meet at car park

8th until 27th Aug: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – ‘North Sea Fishing’ by Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

8th to 16th: UnstFest 2017

12th: RSPB Guided Walk at Mires of Funzie Nature Reserve, Fetlar, meet at car park 2pm (ferry details: www.shetland.gov.uk)

29th & 30th: Bide da Day in Bressa (www.facebook.com/bressaydevelopment)

30th until 6th Aug: Fiddle Frenzy

 

AUGUST 2017

Mon & Wed (until 23rd): Café in Walls at the Germatwatt Centre, open 11am-4pm

until 6th: Fiddle Frenzy continues

until 27th: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – ‘North Sea Fishing’ by Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

4th to 6th: Lerwick Regatta (tbc)

5th: Voe Show

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

7th, 14th & 21st: Shetland Showcase of traditional music & crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre

7th: RSPB Guided Walk of Mousa Nature Reserve, 1-4pm (for ferry booking see www.mousa.co.uk) 

7th to 13th: Shetland Boat Week

9th to 12th: Annual Interclub Regatta at Lerwick (tbc)

9th: Cunningsburgh Show

12th: Walls Show

13th: Viking Shetland Pony Show

23rd: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session in Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

25th until 3rd Sep: Shetland Arts – Screenplay Festival

25th & 26th: The 5th Buffet: Shetland’s Rock Festival

25th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session in Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

26th: Unst Show

27th (tbc): Bressay Garden and Produce Show

 

SEPTEMBER 2017 

until 3rd: Screenplay Festival continues

2nd until 15th Oct: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – ‘Behind the North Wind’ by Barbara Ridland, Malfridur Adalsteindottir & Kristin Reynisdottir

2nd: Yell Show

2nd: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

8th to 10th: Shetland Rotary Club – Ideal Homes Exhibition at Clickimin

15th to 17th: Shetland Food Fair

23rd until 1st Oct: Shetland Wool Week

27th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session in Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

29th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session in Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

 

OCTOBER 2017

until 1st: Shetland Wool Week continues

until 15th: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – ‘Behind the North Wind’ by Barbara Ridland, Malfridur Adalsteindottir & Kristin Reynisdottir

5th to 9th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival

7th: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

21st until 12th Nov: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – ‘Peerie Christmas’

25th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session in Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

27th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session in Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

 

NOVEMBER 2017 

until 12th: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – ‘Peerie Christmas’

4th: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

10th, 11th & 12th: Shetland Craft Fair at Clickimin

12th: Pony Breeders of Shetland Association Youngstock Show

18th until 24 Dec: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – by Maxie Bain

29th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session in Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

 

DECEMBER 2017

until 24 Dec: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – by Maxie Bain 

1st: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session in Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

2nd: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

13th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session in Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

15th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session in Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

 

REGULAR  & SUMMER EVENTS

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

Wed (exc. 1/2): 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 

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 

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

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 

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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