28th March 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.

 

APRIL 2015

all month (until 5/4): Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum – Exhibition: ‘Fence Posts, Rehabilitation and Recreation’ by Forbes C. Hogg

 

WEDNESDAY 1st

Shetland Museum – Easter Workshops: Funky Flowers, ages 3-5, 10-10.30am; Easter Egg Hen Houses, ages P1-3, 11am-12noon

Fraser Park Trust – Triennial General Meeting in new changing rooms at 6.30pm

Sellafirth Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

 

THURSDAY 2nd

Shetland Pensioners Association – AGM in Masonic Hall function room at 2.30pm

 

FRIDAY 3rd

Mid Yell Boating Club – Chinese Night

 

SATURDAY 4th

Westside Youth Club – Saturday Sessions, 10.30am-3.30pm, at Bixter Hall, ages p4-sec2, drop in for Dance & Crafts; Open Afternoon for all, with Dance & Craft Displays, 2-3.30pm

CLAN ‘Maakin & Yarnin’ Craft Group meet in Support & Wellbeing Centre, 20a St Magnus Street, 10.30am-12.30pm

Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

Town Hall Talks – Bible Teaching in Lerwick Town Hall at 7.30pm

 

SUNDAY 5th

& 10th: ‘Own A Pony’ Days at Shetland Equestrian Centre, Stromfirth, 10am-3.30pm, bookings 01595 840283

 

TUESDAY 7th

Shetland Museum – Easter Workshops: Terrific Treasure Chests, ages 3-5, 10.30-11am; Sunken Treasure Chests, ages P1-3, 11.30am-1pm

Shetland Textile Museum – AGM in Vaila Fine Art, Commercial Street at 5.30pm

RNLI Lerwick Branch – AGM in Training Room, Lerwick Lifeboat Station at 7pm

 

WEDNESDAY 8th

Shetland Museum – Easter Workshops: Peeping Portholes, ages 3-5, 10-10.30am; Peeping Portholes & Sea Monsters, ages P1-3, 11.30am-12.30pm

Shetland County Sheepdog Trials Association – AGM in Herrislea House Hotel at 7pm; followed by Shetland Nursery Sheepdog Trials AGM at 8.30pm

 

THURSDAY 9th

CLAN – EFT sessions in Support & Wellbeing Centre, 20a St Magnus Street, bookings to 01595 720320

CLAN Lunch in Support & Wellbeing Centre, 20a St Magnus Street, 12noon-2pm

Merchant Navy Association of Shetland – AGM in Masonic Club Function Room at 8pm

 

FRIDAY 10th

Family Centre Services – Pedal Grand Prix (for under 5s) in Gilbertson Park Games Hall, 10.30am-12.30pm

Shetland Arts/Atlantic Edge Music Services – Dean Owens (solo) in Muckle Roe Hall, support Arthur Nicholson, 7 for 7.30pm, tickets £12 Shetland Box Office

 

SATURDAY 11th

Second-hand Shop open in The Barrack Stores, Saxa Vord, Unst, 2-3.30pm

Charity Concert for BHF – ‘Let’s fight for every heart beat’ in Lerwick Town Hall at 7.30pm, tickets Shetland Box Office, BHF members or on door

Shetland Arts/Atlantic Edge Music Services – Dean Owens & The Whisky Hearts in Mareel, support Sheila Henderson Band, 7.30 for 8pm, tickets £16 Shetland Box Office

 

SUNDAY 12th

Shetland Museum – Easter Workshop: Treasure Collage, ages P4-7, 1-3.30pm

Delting & Lunnasting Cattle Compensation Society – Sunday Teas & Car Boot Sale in Vidlin Hall, 2-5pm

Car Boot Sale & Sunday Teas in Voe Hall, 2-5pm, in aid of Burravoe Friends of the Neuro Ward–ARI

 

TUESDAY 14th

500 in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 7.30pm

 

WEDNESDAY 15th

CLAN Peerie Yarn Session in Support & Wellbeing Centre, 20a St Magnus Street, 6-8pm

National Theatre of Scotland, Tron Theatre, Kai Fischer & Shetland Arts present ‘Last Dream (On Earth)’ at Mareel

Sellafirth Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

 

SATURDAY 18th

Burravoe Hall – Table Top Sale, 11am-3pm

Dunecht 4×4 Shetland Darts Masters in Clickimin Centre from 4pm, tickets Shetland Box Office (from 7/2)

Bixter Hall – Supper Dance

Oceana presents 999 (punk legends) + The Dirty Lemons & Scaldin Bragg in Lerwick British Legion from 8.30pm

 

SUNDAY 19th

CLAN Peerie Yarn (North Mainland) in North Haven Care Centre, Brae, 2.30-4.30pm

 

MONDAY 20th

& 27th, also 4th & 11th May: Shetland Canoe Cub – Beginners’ Training in Clickimin from 7.15pm

 

TUESDAY 21st

Training Ship Christian Radich in Lerwick Harbour

 

WEDNESDAY 22nd

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

Ulsta Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

 

THURSDAY 23rd

CLAN – Coffee Morning in Support & Wellbeing Centre, 20 St Magnus St, 10.30am-12.30pm

 

FRIDAY 24th

& 25th: Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year Competition 2015

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

Westsandwick Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

 

SATURDAY 25th

& 26th: Rotary Club of Shetland –  Shetland Motor Show at Clickimin

 

TUESDAY 28th

500 (Prizegiving) in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 7.30pm

 

THURSDAY 30th

until 3rd May: Shetland Folk Festival

REGULAR EVENTS – APRIL

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: Lerwick Bridge Club meet in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7pm

Mon to Sat: CLAN Shetland Wellbeing Centre, St Magnus Street, open 10am-4pm (01595 720320)

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)

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

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

Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun (19/4 to 30/9): Old Haa, Burravoe open 10am-4pm; Sun 2-5pm

Wed: CLAN – Gentle Yoga/Relaxation sessions 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: Scalloway Youth Centre – Junior Youth Club, age P4-7, 6.15-7.45pm; Senior Youth Club, age P7-18yrs, 7.45-9.45pm

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

Wed (term time): Yell Community Library open in Mid Yell JH School, 6-8pm

1st Wed of month: CLAN Peerie Yarn at 20a St Magnus Street, 12noon-2pm

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

Thu: Scalloway Youth Centre – Youth Café, age S2 + up, 6.45-9.45pm

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

2nd 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: Cullivoe Hall – Club Room open from 8pm

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

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: Scalloway Youth Centre – Peerie Club, age P1-3, 2.30-4pm; Youth Café, age 10yrs + up, 6.30-10pm

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

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

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

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 (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

 

 

MAY 2015

until 3rd: Shetland Folk Festival continues

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

2nd: Second-hand Shop open in The Barrack Stores, Saxa Vord, Unst, 2-3.30pm

6th: Cruise Ship Quest in Lerwick Harbour

6th: Sellafirth Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

8th: Mid Yell Boating Club – Chinese Night

18th: Cruise Ships Louis Aura, National Geographic Explorer and Sea Explorer in Lerwick Harbour

19th: Cruise Ship Fram in Lerwick Harbour

20th: Cruise Ships Azores and Ocean Diamond in Lerwick Harbour

20th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

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

22nd: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

24th: North Mainland Gardening Club – Plant Sale & Teas in Brae Hall

27th: Cruise Ship Sea Adventurer in Lerwick Harbour

27th: Ulsta Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

27th: Learn@Mareel Student Showcase

 

JUNE 2015

3rd: RSPB Mires of Funzie Nature Reserve (Fetlar) – Guided Walk, 11am-1pm 

3rd: Cruise Ship Marco Polo in Lerwick Harbour

5th to 14th: Shetland JAWS Festival feat. Eddi Reader, Tommy Smith, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Criterion Jazz Band, Drum Explosion, Melanie Harrold, Bevvy Sisters, Christine Tobin, Alex Cluness & Christine De Luca (www.thejaws.uk)

5th: Cruise Ship Island Sky in Lerwick Harbour

5th: Mid Yell Boating Club – Chinese Night

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

6th: Second-hand Shop open in The Barrack Stores, Saxa Vord, Unst, 2-3.30pm

8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th: Shetland Showcase of traditional music & crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre

9th: Cruise Ship Louis Aura in Lerwick Harbour

10th: Cruise Ship FTI Berlin in Lerwick Harbour

11th: Cruise Ship Bremen in Lerwick Harbour

12th: Burravoe Hall, Yell – Suppers from 5pm

13th: Burravoe Carnival

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

17th: RSPB Mires of Funzie Nature Reserve (Fetlar) – Guided Walk, 11am-1pm

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

20th: Cruise Ship Nautica in Lerwick Harbour

20th: Lerwick Midsummer Carnival (tbc)

22nd: Cruise Ship Ryndam in Lerwick Harbour

23rd: Cruise Ships Boudicca and Funchal in Lerwick Harbour

24th: Cruise Ship Azores in Lerwick Harbour

25th to 28th: Bergen-Shetland Race and 1000-mile Doublehanded Race yachts in Lerwick Harbour

25th: Cruise Ship Marco Polo in Lerwick Harbour

26th: Lau live at Mareel

29th: Cruise Ships Eurodam and Balmoral in Lerwick Harbour

 

JULY 2015

1st: RSPB Mires of Funzie Nature Reserve (Fetlar) – Guided Walk, 11am-1pm

1st: Cruise Ship FTI Berlin in Lerwick Harbour

2nd: Cruise Ships Costa Fortuna and Deutschland in Lerwick Harbour

4th to 10th: Shetland Nature Festival

4th to 6th: ‘Party at the Pier’ in Cullivoe

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

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

6th: Cruise Ship Ocean Princess in Lerwick Harbour

7th: Cruise Ship MSC Magnifica in Lerwick Harbour

8th: Cruise Ship Marco Polo in Lerwick Harbour

10th to 19th: UnstFest 2015

15th: RSPB Mires of Funzie Nature Reserve (Fetlar) – Guided Walk, 11am-1pm

21st: Cruise Ship Ocean Majesty in Lerwick Harbour

22nd: Cruise Ship Island Sky in Lerwick Harbour

24th: Cruise Ship Costa Fortuna in Lerwick Harbour

26th: Cruise Ships Marco Polo and Hamburg in Lerwick Harbour

27th: Cruise Ship Europa in Lerwick Harbour

30th: Cruise Ship Crystal Symphony in Lerwick Harbour

 

AUGUST 2015

1st: Voe Show

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

2nd to 9th: Shetland Fiddle Frenzy 2015

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

3rd: Cruise Ship Ryndam in Lerwick Harbour

6th: Cruise Ship Magellan in Lerwick Harbour

8th: Walls Show

10th: Cruise Ships Rotterdam and Magellan in Lerwick Harbour

11th: Cruise Ships Azores and Seabourn Spirit in Lerwick Harbour

12th: Cruise Ship MSC Magnifica in Lerwick Harbour

12th: Cunningsburgh Show

16th: Cruise Ship Adonia in Lerwick Harbour

17th: Cruise Ship Seabourn Spirit in Lerwick Harbour

21st: Cruise Ship Saga Sapphire in Lerwick Harbour

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

29th until 6th Sep: Screenplay Film Festival 2015

29th: Unst Show

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

until 6th: Screenplay Film Festival continues

2nd: Cruise Ship Crystal Symphony in Lerwick Harbour

3rd: Cruise Ship Crystal Serenity in Lerwick Harbour

5th: Yell Show

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

8th: Cruise Ship Caribbean Princess in Lerwick Harbour

10th: Cruise Ship Eurodam in Lerwick Harbour

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

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)

 

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

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

6th to 8th: Shetland International Guitar Festival 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

 

SUMMER EVENTS

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; 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 (www.seabirds-and-seals.com)

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

daily (1/5 to 30/9): 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; 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: Shetland Sea Charters Boat Trips (01595 692577 or 07759 668969)

Mon (11/5/15 to 10/8/15): RSPB Mousa Nature Reserve – Guided Walk, 1-4pm

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

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun (1/5 to 30/9): Bressay Heritage Centre open 10am-4pm; Sun 11am-5pm; open Oct & Nov by arrangement (www.bressay-history-group.org)

Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun (19/4 to 30/9): Old Haa, Burravoe open 10am-4pm; Sun 2-5pm

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, Fri, Sat & Sun (1/5 to 30/9): Whalsay Heritage Centre open 2-5pm; open Apr & Oct by arrangement (www.whalsayheritage.co.uk)

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

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: Unseen Shetland Tours (www.unseenshetland.com)

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

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

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