Next Month and On

These details are subject to change or cancellation without prior notification. Check with organisers if unsure.

Some useful numbers:

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 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)

all month (until 28/12): Shetland Museum displays inc. ‘Jock Ratter’ (Foula blacksmith) and ‘Felsite Stone Age Tools’ (in partnership with University College Dublin)

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

Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat: CLAN Shetland Drop-In Centre, St Magnus Street, open 10am-4pm on Mon & Fri; 10am-1pm on Thu & Sat (01595 720320)

Mon & Wed (from 16/6): Summer Café in Germatwatt Centre, Walls, 11am-4pm

Mon (until 25/8): Sit & Sip Teas & Homebakes at Weisdale Kirk & Gardens, 2-4pm

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

Mon: Old Scatness Broch & Iron Age Village open (first tour 10.30am; last tour 4.30pm)

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

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun (May to Sep): Bressay Heritage Centre open 10am-4pm; Sun 11am-5pm; open Apr & Oct by arrangement (www.bressay-history-group.org)

Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun (from 20/4): Old Haa, Burravoe open

Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun (Apr to Sep): 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)

Tue/Thu (varies): CLAN Shetland Outings, phone 01595 720320 for details

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

Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun (until 28/9): Whalsay History Group – Heritage Centre open 2-5pm (also open Oct by arrangement) (www.whalsayheritage.co.uk)

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

Wed: Cycharters Boat Trips to Foula (01595 810887 / 07887 945480)

Thu & Sat: ‘Yell for Cancer Support’ Shop open at Aywick, 1-5pm

Thu (17/4 until 11/9): Yoga in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7.15-8.45pm

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

Fri & Sat: Posers Nightclub open in Grand Hotel (80s/90s on Fri)

Fri: Cullivoe Hall – Club Room open from 8pm

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

Sat (Mar to Jul): Fetlar Hall – Social from 7pm

Sat: Douglas Arms (The Marlex) – Karaoke

Sat: Burravoe (Peerie) Hall open from 8.30pm

1st Sat of month: CLAN Saturday Crafters meet in Drop-In Centre, St Magnus Street, 2-4pm

2nd Sat of month: Tingwall Food & Craft Market in Tingwall Hall, 10am-3pm

Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat: Noss National Nature Reserve open (info line 0800 107 7818)

Sun (1/6-7/9): Cunningsburgh History Group – History Hut open, 2-5pm

1st Sun of month: CLAN South Mainland group meet in Ness Boating Club, 2.30-4.30pm (01595 720320)

3rd Sun of month: CLAN North Mainland group meet in North Haven Care Centre, 2.30-4.30pm (01595 720320)

daily: Sumburgh Head Visitor Centre open 10am-4pm

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

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

daily (to 13/10): Quendale Water Mill open 10am-5pm (www.quendalemill.co.uk)

daily (until 30/9): Tangwick Haa Museum open 11am-5pm

daily (May to Sep): Hoswick Visitor Centre, Sandwick open 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm; 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; 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; Sat & Sun 12.30pm-4pm; 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): Underwater Shetland Boat Trips (www.underwatershetland.com)

daily (15/4 to 15/9 or by arrangement): Seabirds-and-Seals Boat Trips (www.seabirds-and-seals.com)

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

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

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

various: Unseen Shetland Tours (01595 859000/ www.unseenshetland.com)

various: Shetland Geotours Tours (www.shetlandgeotours.com)

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

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


AUGUST 2014

until 1st: Shetland National Fireball Championships & Fireball European Sailing Championships in Lerwick Harbour

until 2nd: Commonwealth Celebration Week of events in Fetlar (www.fetlar.org)

until 3rd: Old Haa, Yell – ‘Behind the Screens’ exhibition of printmaking by Jono Sandilands

until 16th: Shetland Library – Summer Reading Challenge for ages 4-12yrs

until 17th: Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum – Exhibition: ‘between the salt and the corn’ by Carolyn Dixon

1st to 3rd: Shetland Caravan Club Rally at Delting Boating Club (www.shetland-communities.org.uk/subsites/cc/)

1st: Mid Yell Boating Club – Chinese Night

2nd & 17th: Shetland Field Studies Group Guided Walk (www.shetlandwalks.net) – book at Tourist Office

2nd: Cruise Ship Veendam in Lerwick Harbour

2nd: Voe Show

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

2nd: Big Charity Fundraiser in Yell, in aid of CLAN and Macmillan charities

2nd: Klub Revolution/Shetland Arts – Rock, Salt & Nails in concert at Mareel, 7.30 for 8pm

2nd: Lerwick Old Time Dance Club – Supper Dance in the Shetland Hotel, 8pm, music by Da Fustra

2nd: The Ultimate Project presents ‘Jungle Rave’ with DJ Kevin Howourth in Scalloway Hall, 9pm-1am

3rd to 10th: Shetland Arts – Fiddle Frenzy Festival

3rd: Westside Sheepdog Trials at Stump Farm, Skeld

3rd: Fiddle Frenzy – Opening Concert in Mareel with Jenna & Bethany Reid + NE3 Folk, 8 for 8.30pm

4th: Cruise Ship MSC Magnifica in Lerwick Harbour

4th: Shetland Showcase at Islesburgh Community Centre with Maggie & Brian and Lauren Johnson & Megan Nisbet, 7 for 7.30pm

4th: Fiddle Frenzy – Kevin Henderson & Mattias Perez + Hom Bru in Mareel, 8 for 8.30pm

5th & 15th: Own-A-Pony Days at Shetland Equestrian Centre, 10am-3.30pm

5th & 19th: Noss Nature Reserve Guided Walk (book with SNH 01595 693345)

5th: Shetland Museum – ‘Family Week’ workshops: age P1-3, 10.30-11.30am; age P4-7 2-3pm

5th: Ragged Wood Promotions present Jason Isbell with Amanda Shires Live at Mareel + support Sheila Duncan, 7 for 7.30pm

5th: Fiddle Frenzy – Blyde Lasses + Shetland Dance in Vidlin Hall, 7 for 7.30pm

6th: Bruce Family Centre Services – National Playday event at Gilbertson Park, Lerwick, 11am-4pm

6th: Music, Dance & Teas at Baltasound Hall, 7.30-10pm

6th: Fiddle Frenzy – RANT + Ross Couper & Tom Oakes in Mareel, 8 for 8.30pm

7th: Fiddle Frenzy – Shetland Sets in Mareel

8th & 9th: Mid Yell Fishing Competition

8th: Shetland Museum – ‘Family Week’ workshops: drop-in events, 10.30am-12noon & 2-3.30pm

8th: Fiddle Frenzy – Maggie & Brian + Shetland Dance in Sandwick Carnegie Hall, 7 for 7.30pm

9th & 10th: Walls Show (tbc)

9th & 10th: Lerwick Regatta

9th: Songwriting Workshop with Devon Sproule at 12noon (venue TBC)

9th: Fiddle Frenzy – Catriona MacDonald + Jenny Keldie & Brian Cromarty in Mareel, 8 for 8.30pm

11th: Cruise Ship Marco Polo in Lerwick Harbour

11th: Shetland Showcase at Islesburgh Community Centre with Hom Bru and support (tbc), 7 for 7.30pm

11th: Shetland Arts presents Ross Noble in Mareel, 7.30 for 8pm

12th: Shetland Museum – ‘Viking’ workshops: age P1-3, 10.30-11.30am; age P4-7 2-3pm

12th: Talk by Iain MacWhirter (Herald journalist) on his book ‘Road to Referendum’ in Room 16, Islesburgh Community Centre, 6.30 for 7pm

12th: Monthly Film Quiz in Mareel from 7.30pm

13th to 16th: Annual Interclub Sailing Regatta

13th: Cunningsburgh Show

13th: Shetland Library – Chatterpack Activities workshop, ages 8-12, 2-4pm

14th & 28th: Asta Golf Clubhouse – Traditional Music Evening (very informal, join in or just listen)

14th: Shetland Museum – ‘Viking’ workshops: age P1-3, 10.30-11.30am; age P4-7 2-3pm

15th: Devon Sproule headlines an informal singer-songwriter night in Bixter Hall, 7 for 7.30pm

16th: Shetland Library – Summer Reading Challenge Awards Ceremony, 11am

16th: Devon Sproule headlines an informal singer-songwriter night in Fair Isle Hall, 7 for 7.30pm

16th: Klub Revolution/Shetland Arts – The James Taylor Quartet in Mareel

17th: North Ness Hall, Ulsta – Buffet Meals, 12.30-5.30pm

17th: Mareel – Singers & Songwriters Night from 7pm

18th: Cruise Ship Voyager in Lerwick Harbour

18th: Lerwick Old Time Dance Club – Supper Dance in the Shetland Hotel, 8pm, live music

20th: Sellafirth Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

22nd to 24th: Shetland Caravan Club Rally at Bridge Ed Outdoor Centre (www.shetland-communities.org.uk/subsites/cc/)

22nd & 23rd: The Buffet 2014 in Lerwick British Legion

23rd: Fetlar Sheepdog Trials at Bydance

23rd: Da Big Bannock (ticketed event – details to follow)

24th: Mind Your Head Fun Run & Walk at Cunningsburgh (www.mindyourhead.org.uk)

24th: North Ness Hall, Ulsta – Charity Quiz Night for Steve Jamieson Trophy, 7.30pm, in aid of British Heart Foundation

26th: Cruise Ship Discovery in Lerwick Harbour

27th: Shetland Library – Bookbug at the Old Library Centre, 10.30am & 2pm

28th: National Osteoporosis Society information event: ‘Managing osteoporosis: looking after your bones’ in the Lerwick Hotel, 10.30am-12.30pm

28th: Rachel Sermani with band live in Mareel, 7 for 7.30pm

29th to 7th Sep: Shetland Arts – Screenplay festival

30th: Cruise Ship Eurodam in Lerwick Harbour

30th: Unst Show

31st: Baltasound Hall – Farmers’ Market, 11am-1.30pm

SEPTEMBER 2014

until 7th: Shetland Arts – Screenplay festival

1st: Cruise Ship Black Watch in Lerwick Harbour

1st: Lerwick Old Time Dance Club – Club Night in Islesburgh Community Centre, 8pm

3rd: Cruise Ship Thomson Spirit in Lerwick Harbour

3rd: Sellafirth Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

4th: Cruise Ship Boudicca in Lerwick Harbour

5th to 7th: Shetland Caravan Club Rally at Skeld Campsite (www.shetland-communities.org.uk/subsites/cc/)

5th: Mid Yell Boating Club – Chinese Night

6th & 21st: Shetland Field Studies Group Guided Walk (www.shetlandwalks.net) – book at Tourist Office

6th & 7th: Hairst Show in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall

6th: Yell Show + evening entertainment

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

6th: Lerwick Old Time Dance Club – Supper Dance in the Shetland Hotel, 8pm, music by Da Fustra

9th: Ragged Wood Promotions present Kris Drever & Eamonn Coyne EP Launch at Mareel

10th: Sellafirth Hall, Yell – Whist Drive at 7.30pm

11th & 25th: Asta Golf Clubhouse – Traditional Music Evening (very informal, join in or just listen)

11th: Cruise Ship Ruby Princess in Lerwick Harbour

12th to 14th: Shetland Blues Festival

12th: Cruise Ship Legend of the Seas in Lerwick Harbour

12th: Centre for Nordic Studies – Talk: ‘Sea Folklore in the North Atlantic’, by Arne Kruse in NAFC Scalloway, 7.30pm

15th: Lerwick Old Time Dance Club – Club Night in Islesburgh Community Centre, 8pm, live music

16th: Cruise Ship Europa in Lerwick Harbour

20th: Mid Yell Hall – Murder Mystery Night, in aid of hall & netball club

24th: Shetland Library – Bookbug at the Old Library Centre, 10.30am & 2pm

26th: Cruise Ship Norwegian Star in Lerwick Harbour

27th: Burravoe Hall – Music with Alan Tulloch & Friends in aid of Old Haa

28th: Baltasound Hall – Farmers’ Market, 11am-1.30pm

29th: Lerwick Old Time Dance Club – Club Night in Islesburgh Community Centre, 8pm, live music

OCTOBER 2014

1st: Sellafirth Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

3rd: Mid Yell Boating Club – Chinese Night

4th & 19th: Shetland Field Studies Group Guided Walk (www.shetlandwalks.net) – book at Tourist Office

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

4th: Mid Yell Hall – Chip Suppers

4th: Lerwick Old Time Dance Club – Supper Dance in the Shetland Hotel, 8pm, music by Jim Halcrow’s Band

7th: Centre for Nordic Studies – Talk: ‘The Viking impact on the creation of Scotland’, by Dauvit Broun in NAFC Scalloway, 7.30pm

10th to 12th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival (tbc)

13th: Lerwick Old Time Dance Club – Club Night in the Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm, live music

15th: Sellafirth Hall, Yell –Whist Drive, 7.30pm

26th: Baltasound Hall – Farmers’ Market, 11am-1.30pm

27th: Lerwick Old Time Dance Club – Club Night in Islesburgh Community Centre, 8pm

29th: Shetland Library – Bookbug at the Old Library Centre, 10.30am & 2pm

 
NOVEMBER 2014

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

1st: Lerwick Old Time Dance Club – Supper Dance in the Shetland Hotel, 8pm, music by Cullivoe Dance Band

2nd: Craft Fair in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall

10th: Lerwick Old Time Dance Club – Club Night in Islesburgh Community Centre, 8pm, live music

13th to 16th: Shetland Arts – Wordplay festival

19th: Shetland Library – Bookbug at the Old Library Centre, 10.30am & 2pm

24th: Lerwick Old Time Dance Club – Club Night in Islesburgh Community Centre, 8pm

29th: Lerwick Old Time Dance Club – Christmas Supper Dance in the Shetland Hotel, 8pm, music by Jim Halcrow’s Band

 
DECEMBER 2014

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

8th: Lerwick Old Time Dance Club – Club Night in Islesburgh Community Centre, 8pm

17th: Shetland Library – Bookbug at the Old Library Centre, 10.30am & 2pm

22nd: Lerwick Old Time Dance Club – Club Night Christmas Party in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7.30pm, live music

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@shetland-times.co.uk