29th April 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: Drop-In Craft Day at Centre for Creative Industries, Sellafirth, Yell, 10am-12.30pm 

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

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

Mon & Wed (20/6-24/8): Café in Walls at the Germatwatt Centre, 11am-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 (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 (until 31/5): Adult Ballet Classes in Islesburgh Community Centre, 6pm (07975 973195 for more details)

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

Tue: Yoga Class in Scalloway Youth Centre, 7.30-8.30pm

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

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 (26/4-10/9): 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. 27/1): 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)

Thu (to 1/9 (exc. 28/4)): Shetland Yoga Club meet in Islesburgh, 7-8.30pm

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

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

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

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

daily exc. Sat (1/4-16/9): 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)


MAY 2016

all month (until 12/6): Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum – Exhibition: ‘In a Shetland Landscape’ by Kay Aplin and Joseph Young

all month (until 5/6): Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition: ‘Bone & Shadow’ by Tony Humbleyard and Jack Webb

until 2nd: 36th Shetland Folk Festival continues (www.shetlandfolkfestival.com)

1st: A Peerie Spang (for da bairns) in Mareel at 2pm (part of Shetland Folk Festival)

1st: Good as New shop at Brae Youth Centre open 2-4pm

1st: Sunday Teas & Car Boot Sale in Brae Hall, 2-4.30pm, in aid of Relay for Life teams Wagon Wheels & All Night Fighters

1st: Scalloway Fire Festival – AGM in Scalloway Boating Club at 7.30pm

1st: Scalloway Angling Club – AGM in Scalloway Boating Club at 7.30pm

4th to 8th: Visit of Faroese Gospel Group: Brae Hall, 6th at 7.30pm; Tingwall Hall, 7th at 7.30pm; Ebenezer Hall, 8th at 6.15pm and Garthspool Mission Hall, 8th at 8pm

5th: Brae Youth Centre – AGM in the centre at 7pm

6th: Delting Boating Club Marina Users Association – AGM in the Clubhouse at 8pm

7th: Sumburgh Head – ‘Experimental Watercolour’ workshop with artist Peter Davis, 10am-4pm, bookings to 01950 461966

7th: Shetland Heritage Association – AGM in Islesburgh Community Centre at 11am

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

8th: Walls Regatta Club – Boat Jumble + Teas etc

8th: Voe Hall – Sunday teas & Car Boot, 2-5pm

11th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

11th: North Staneyhill Community Association – AGM in Staneyhill Hall at 7pm

13th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

14th: Shetland Needleworkers – Canvas Beadwork with Maureen Davis in Room 10, Islesburgh Community Centre, 10am-4pm

14th: Busy Dads – May Day Baking event at Bruce Family Centre, 10am-12noon

18th: Sumburgh Head- Artist’s Talk by Joanne B Kaar, 6.30pm

20th: Shetland District Cup Hockey Squad – Bingo in Lerwick Legion at 7.30pm, doors open 6.45pm

26th: Mareel – The Unthanks, 7.30pm

27th to 29th: Shetland Needleworkers – Weekend Workshop with Sheena Norquay in Room 16, Islesburgh Community Centre

28th/29th: Shetland Relay for Life at Gilbertson Park

28th: Shetland Country Music Club – Local Night in Lerwick British Legion

JUNE 2016

1st, 15th & 29th (also 13/7): Mires of Funzie RSPB Nature Reserve, Fetlar – Guided Walk, 11am-1pm (meet Mires of Funzie car park)

2nd to 7th: Shetland Classic Motor Show & Tours 

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

5th: Aith Lifeboat Gala Day

5th: Brae Youth Centre – Indoor Car Boot & Sales Tables, 2-4pm

5th: Voe & District Agricultural Society – Sunday Teas & Plant Sale in Symbister Hall, Whalsay

6th, 13th, 20th & 27th: Shetland Showcase of traditional music & crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre

8th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

10th to 12th: Burravoe Regatta & Carnival weekend

10th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

11th: Busy Dads – Barbecue for all the family at Bruce Family Centre

19th: Shetland Heritage Association – Celebrating Shetland’s Heritage (a day of events and activities)

Mon & Wed (from 20th): Café in Walls at the Germatwatt Centre, open 11am-4pm

23rd to 25th: Bergen-Shetland Yacht Race

23rd to 25th: Shetland Country Music Club – visit of Manson Grant & the Dynamos

 

JULY 2016

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

2nd to 9th: Shetland Nature Festival / European Geoparks Week

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

3rd: Brae Youth Centre – Indoor Car Boot & Sales Tables, 2-4pm

3rd: Voe & District Agricultural Society – Sunday Teas & Craft Stalls in Voe Hall

4th, 11th, 18th & 25th: Shetland Showcase of traditional music & crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre

9th: Busy Dads – Beachcombing event, Bruce Family Centre, 10am-12noon

13th: Mires of Funzie RSPB Nature Reserve, Fetlar – Guided Walk, 11am-1pm (meet Mires of Funzie car park) 

16th to 24th: UnstFest 2016 (www.unstfest.org) 

24th: Bide da Day in Bressa 

31st until 7th Aug: Fiddle Frenzy


AUGUST 2016

until 7th: Fiddle Frenzy continues

Mon & Wed (until 24th): Café in Walls at the Germatwatt Centre, open 11am-4pm 

1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd: Shetland Showcase of traditional music & crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre

6th: Voe Show at Tagon Showfield

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

10th: Cunningsburgh Show 

13th: Walls Show

13th: Busy Dads – Fun & Games, Bruce Family Centre, 10am-12noon

18th to 20th: Shetland Country Music Club – visit of Hallur Joensen & Beddi Hansen (Faroe)

21st: Viking Shetland Pony Show

24th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

26th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

27th: Unst Show

27th until 4th Sep: Shetland Arts – Screenplay Festival

28th: Bressay Garden and Produce Show

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

until 4th: Screenplay Festival continues

3rd: Yell Show 

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

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

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

24th until 2nd Oct: Shetland Wool Week

 

OCTOBER 2016

until 2nd: Shetland Wool Week continues

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

6th to 10th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival

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

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

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

 

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