28th August 2015
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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 720320; 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 (1/4 to 30/9): Sumburgh Head Visitor Centre open 11am-5.30pm

daily (13/4 to 11/10): Quendale Water Mill open 10am-5pm; also open 1-12 Apr & 12-31 Oct by arrangement (www.quendalemill.co.uk)

daily (15/4 to 15/9 & by arrangement): Seabirds-and-Seals Boat Trips around Bressay & Noss, from Victoria Pier 10am & 2pm (www.seabirds-and-seals.com)

daily (17/4 to 30/9): Tangwick Haa Museum open 11am-5pm; also open 1-16 Apr & Oct by arrangement

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 (until 30/9): Above & Under Water Shetland – Wildlife & Nature Boat Trips leave Victoria Pier, 9.45am & 1.45pm (07788 665565) 

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 (11/5 to 10/8): RSPB Mousa Nature Reserve – Guided Walk, 1-4pm

Mon (8/6 to 31/8): Sit & Sip Afternoon Teas in Weisdale Kirk, 2-4pm

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; also Tue, Wed, Thu (May to Aug) open 10am-12noon (www.shetland-fhs.org.uk)

Mon & Wed until 26/8 (exc. 10/8): Café in Germatwatt Centre, Walls, open 11am-4pm 

2nd Mon of month: Burra History Group meet in Easthouse at 7.30pm (www.burrahistory.info/)

Tue: Shetland Library – Click Session, 10-11am

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

Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun (19/4 to 4/10): 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 (18/4 to 30/8): Noss National Nature Reserve open 10am-5pm (info line 0800 107 7818)

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

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

Wed: CLAN – Gentle Yoga/Relaxation (mornings) in Support & Wellbeing Centre, 20a St Magnus Street, book in advance 01595 720320 

Wed: CLAN – Reiki sessions (evenings) in Support & Wellbeing Centre, 20a St Magnus Street, book in advance 01595 720320 

Wed: Tai Chi (for age 16+) in Room 12, Islesburgh Community Centre, 6.15pm

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 & Sun (to 13/9): James Thomason’s Garden & Studio at Nonavaar, Levenwick open

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)

Thu: Sewing Group meets in Centre for Creative Industries, Sellafirth, Yell, 6.30-8.30pm

Thu (16/4 to 10/09): Shetland Yoga in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7-8.30pm

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

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

Fri (15/5 to 4/9): Old Scatness Broch open 10.15am-4.30pm

Fri (summer): Knitting & Spinning Demonstrations at Unst Heritage Centre, 2pm

Fri (to 25/9): Skerries Community Cafe in the hall, 2-4pm

Fri: Cullivoe Hall – Club Room open from 8pm

Fri & Sat: Posers Nightclub open in Grand Hotel

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

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 Meeting in Bressay Room, Montfield, Burgh Rd, Lerwick, 2-4pm

last Sat of month (exc. Jul & Dec): Shetland Scrapbookers meet in Methodist Schoolroom, 10am-1pm

various: Shetland Sea Charters Boat Trips (01595 692577 or 07759 668969)

various: Thule Charters Boat Trips (www.thule-charters.co.uk)

various: 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: Muckle Roe Sailing Charters (www.shetlandsailing.com)

various: Simmer Dim Charters (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: Shetland Geotours Tours (www.shetlandgeotours.com)

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

various: RSPB events and activities (www.rspb.org.uk/reserves)

various: Up-Helly-A’ Exhibition open in Galley Shed, St Sunniva Street

SEPTEMBER 2015

until 6th: Screenplay Film Festival continues

1st: SIC / NHS – ‘Building Budgets’ Public Meeting in Baltasound Junior High School, Unst, 6-8pm

2nd to 6th: Shetland Bible Week 2015 – ‘So you think you know Jesus’ with speaker Jeremy McQuoid, in Lerwick Methodist Church, 2nd to 5th at 7.30pm, 6th at 6pm; Prayer 2nd to 5th at 7pm

2nd: Sellafirth Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

3rd: Cruise Ship Crystal Symphony in Lerwick Harbour

3rd: SIC / NHS – ‘Building Budgets’ Public Meeting in Dunrossness Primary School, 7-9pm

3rd: Shetland Flock Book Trust – AGM in Rankin Lounge, Aith at 8pm

4th: Sail Training Ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl in Lerwick Harbour

4th: SIC / NHS – ‘Building Budgets’ Public Meeting in Skerries Primary School, 1.30-3.30pm

5th: Yell Show

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

6th: Alzheimer Scotland – Shetland Memory Walk 2015 at Fraser Park, Scalloway, 2-4pm

8th: Cruise Ship Caribbean Princess in Lerwick Harbour

10th: Cruise Ship Eurodam in Lerwick Harbour

11th: Sail Training Ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl in Lerwick Harbour

12th: Hairst Trophy (Annual Dinghy Regatta) in Lerwick Harbour

15th: Shetland Masters Swimming Club – AGM in Mareel at 7pm

16th: Sail Training Ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl in Lerwick Harbour

16th: Sellafirth Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

19th: Mid Yell Hall – Yell’s Got Talent (tbc)

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

25th to 27th: Shetland Country Music Club Jamboree

25th & 26th: Ragged Wood presents Rob Heron & The Teapad Orchestra + Lewis & Leigh in Carnegie Hall, Sandwick on 25th and Cullivoe Hall, Yell on 26th

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

26th until 4th Oct: Shetland Wool Week 2015 (www.shetlandwoolweek.com)

26th: Burravoe Hall – Old Haa Musical Evening with Alan Tulloch & Friends

27th: Baltasound Hall – Farmers Market, 12noon-2pm

 

OCTOBER 2015

to 4th: Shetland Wool Week continues

3rd until 15th Nov: Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum – Exhibition on James Robertson, mapmaker (b.1753 in Yell), includes his maps and equipment, on loan from National Libraries of Scotland, plus talks, workshops etc

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

8th to 12th: 28th Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival

22nd to 25th: Luxury Shetland Fine Lace Knitting Masterclass Weekend at Belmont House, Unst (07909 966161 for details/bookings)

24th: Klub Revolution presents Black Grape + Dig Deep + Subtronic DJs in Mareel

28th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

30th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

 

NOVEMBER 2015

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

13th to 15th: Shetland Arts/Iceland Noir/Promote Shetland – Shetland Noir Crime-Writing Festival 2015 at Mareel

18th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

20th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

 

DECEMBER 2015

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

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

 

JANUARY 2016

22nd to 25th: Luxury Shetland Fine Lace Knitting Masterclass Weekend at Belmont House, Unst (07909 966161 for details/bookings)

26th: Lerwick Up-Helly-A’


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