9th December 2016
Established 1872. Online since 1996.

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.


JANUARY 2017

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

9th: Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Gulberwick Hall, 7.30pm

12th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Local club night in the Shetland Hotel, 7:30pm

13th: Scalloway Fire Festival

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

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

23rd: Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Gulberwick Hall, 7.30pm

29th: Ragged Wood Promotions presents Sarah Jarosz in Mareel

30th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Pre-Up-Helly-A’ night, featuring local and visiting bands, in the Shetland Hotel, 7:30pm

31st: Lerwick Up-Helly-A’

 

FEBRUARY 2017

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

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

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

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

10th: Nesting & Girlsta Up-Helly-A’

10th: Uyeasound Up-Helly-A’

17th: Northmavine Up-Helly-A’

18th: Norwick 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

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

 

MARCH 2017

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: Shetland Arts Classical Season – Hebrides Ensemble

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

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

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 (tbc): Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year

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

 

MAY 2017

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

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

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

 

REGULAR  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)

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, 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

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)

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

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: Traditional Music Sessions in Lounge Bar, Lerwick

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

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

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: 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

SEASONAL EVENTS

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

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, 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) (www.shetlandtextilemuseum.com)

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)

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

Fri (summer): Skerries Community Cafe in the hall, 2-4pm 

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)

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

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)

==============================================================================

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