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 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 to Sat: CLAN Shetland Wellbeing Centre, St Magnus Street, open 10am-2pm (01595 720320)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: Shetland Library – Storytime at 11.30am

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

Sat: Fetlar Hall – Social Night from 7pm

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

Sun (weekly until 15/2): Bairns’ Knitting Classes at Shetland Museum, beginners 12-2pm; intermediates 3-5pm, book at Shetland Box Office

3rd Sun of month: CLAN’s Northern Peerie Yarn meet in North Haven Care Centre, Brae, 2.30-4.30pm

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

 

FEBRUARY 2015

until 22nd: Artist Rooms on Tour – Exhibition: Don McCullin ‘Fallen’ at Bonhoga Gallery & Da Gadderie Gallery

 

SUNDAY 1st

Shetland Community Cafe & Soft Play – Soup & Sweet in Quarff Hall, 12noon-3pm

Church in the Valley at Asta Clubhouse – Praise Shetland Style at 8pm

 

MONDAY 2nd

North Roe & Lochend Hall – AGM in the hall at 7pm

Walls Agricultural Society – AGM in Walls Hall Committee Room at 7.30pm

 

TUESDAY 3rd

Alzheimer Scotland – Tea Dance in Baila Room, Sound Hall, 2-3.30pm

Lerwick Thistle FC – AGM in Loch Bar, Clickimin Centre at 7pm

500 in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 7.30pm

Shetland Classic Motorcycle Club – AGM in Waterside Suite, Clickimin Centre at 7.30pm

 

WEDNESDAY 4th

Sellafirth Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

 

THURSDAY 5th

Shetland Library – Harry Potter Book Night Celebration, 6-8pm

Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Club Night in Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm

End Times Café: ‘An exposition of biblical eschatology’ – Talk + Q&A session, in Brae Hall Clubroom, 7.30pm

 

FRIDAY 6th

Alzheimer Scotland – ‘When I Paint I Remember’ Art Session in Shetland Museum, 2-4pm

Nesting & Girlsta Up-Helly-A’

Northmavine Up-Helly-A’ – Mass Meeting of Guizers in Hillswick Hall, 8pm

 

SATURDAY 7th

Bridge End Outdoor Centre (SCIO) – AGM in the centre at 10am

Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

Westsandwick Hall, Yell – Social Evening from 7.30pm

Burravoe Hall, Yell – Fish & Chip Suppers, 5-7pm

Ness Boating Club – Supper Night, 5-7pm, followed by Quiz

 

SUNDAY 8th

SASA & Viking Festival – AGM in Room 12, Islesburgh Community Centre at 7pm

 

MONDAY 9th

Alzheimer Scotland – ‘Tartan Design Workshop’ with Prof. Paul Rogers in Shetland Museum, 2-4pm

Cunningsburgh Show – AGM in Cunningsburgh Hall Ben End at 8pm

 

TUESDAY 10th

Cunningsburgh History Group – AGM in Cunningsburgh Hall at 7.30pm

 

WEDNESDAY 11th

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

Mid Yell Hall – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

 

THURSDAY 12th

& 26th: Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Lerwick Baptist Church, 10am-12noon

Shetland Caravan Club – AGM in Baila Room, Sound Hall at 7pm

Shetland Country Music Club – Variety Concert in Garrison Theatre, 7 for 7.30pm

 

FRIDAY 13th

& 14th: Ragged Wood Promotions presents Blue Rose Code & Ivan Drever in Sound Hall with Hom Bru on 13th; in Voe Hall with Trookers on 14th

Uyeasound Up-Helly-A’

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

Burravoe Hall, Yell – Hall Sale, 7.30pm

 

SATURDAY 14th

Burravoe Hall, Yell – Valentine’s Disco

 

SUNDAY 15th

Ulsta Hall, Yell – Valentine’s Quiz, 7.30pm

 

MONDAY 16th

Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Moorfield Hotel, Brae, 10am-12noon

 

TUESDAY 17th

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

 

WEDNESDAY 18th

Alzheimer Scotland – ‘Does Du Mind? Weddings’ in Shetland Museum, 2-3.30pm

Sellafirth Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

 

THURSDAY 19th

to 21st: Shetland Youth Theatre + National Theatre Connections present ‘Remote’ by Stef Smith, in Garrison Theatre

Shetland Golf Club – AGM in Dale Clubhouse at 7pm

Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Club Night in Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm

 

FRIDAY 20th

Northmavine Up-Helly-A’

Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Overtonlea Day Care, Levenwick, 11am-2pm

Closing date for entries for Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club’s 2015 Tune Competition

 

SATURDAY 21st

Norwick Up-Helly-A’

Northmavine Up-Helly-A’ Hop Night in North Roe Hall

Live Music with The Revellers, Led Zetland, Stallions of the Highway & DJ Lyall in Lerwick British Legion from 7.30pm, in aid of RNLI & Cancer Research

 

MONDAY 23rd

Alzheimer Scotland – Carers’ Group & Sporting Memories Group meet in Lerwick Hotel, 3-4.30pm

 

TUESDAY 24th

Lerwick Book Group meet at Old Library Centre, 7.30pm

 

WEDNESDAY 25th

Ulsta Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

 

THURSDAY 26th

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

Alzheimer Scotland – Knitting for Dementia Awareness in Mareel Upper Café, 2-4.30pm

 

FRIDAY 27th

Bressay Up-Helly-A’

Cullivoe Up-Helly-A’

Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Methodist Kirk, Walls, 11am-2pm

 

SATURDAY 28th

Burravoe Hall, Yell – Up-Helly-A’ Lunches

Cullivoe Up-Helly-A’ Hop Night Concert & Dance in Cullivoe Hall

Northmavine Up-Helly-A’ Guizers’ Return in Hillswick Hall

 

MARCH 2015

3rd: 500 in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 7.30pm

4th: Sellafirth Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

5th: Dylan Moran ‘Off the Hook’ at Mareel

5th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Club Night with guest David Vernon in Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm

6th & 7th: Oceana (in assoc. with NorthLink) presents ‘March Rocks’ featuring various visiting and local artists in Lerwick British Legion; 6th from 7.30pm-1am; 7th from 2pm-1am; weekend ticket £30

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

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

7th: Westsandwick Hall, Yell – Social Evening from 7.30pm

7th: Cullivoe Up-Helly-A’ – Guizers Return in Cullivoe Hall

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

11th: Mid Yell Hall – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

13th: South Mainland Up-Helly-A’

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

14th: Burravoe Hall, Yell – Shetland Night, 7.30pm

16th to 19th: Shetland Schools Music Festival in Mareel

17th: 500 in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 7.30pm

18th: Cruise Ships Saga Sapphire and Magellan in Lerwick Harbour

18th: Sellafirth Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

20th: Delting Up-Helly-A’

22nd: Cruise Ship Azores in Lerwick Harbour

22nd: Cullivoe Hall, Yell – Tartan & Totties, 2-4pm, bookings only, 01957 744367

25th: Ulsta Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

26th: CLAN – Coffee Morning in Support & Wellbeing Centre, 20 St Magnus St, 10.30am-12.30pm

26th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Club Night with guest Iain Cathcart Band in Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm

27th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – End of Season Dance with Iain Cathcart Band in Voe Hall

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

31st: 500 in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 7.30pm

APRIL 2015

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

14th & 15th: National Theatre of Scotland, Tron Theatre, Kai Fischer & Shetland Arts present ‘Last Dream (On Earth) at Mareel

14th: 500 in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 7.30pm

21st: Training Ship Christian Radich in Lerwick Harbour

22nd: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

23rd: CLAN – Coffee Morning in Support & Wellbeing Centre, 20 St Magnus St, 10.30am-12.30pm

24th & 25th: Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year Competition 2015

24th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

28th: 500 (Prizegiving) in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 7.30pm

30th until 3rd May: Shetland Folk Festival

 

MAY 2015

until 3rd: Shetland Folk Festival continues

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

6th: Cruise Ship Quest in Lerwick Harbour

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

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

27th: Cruise Ship Sea Adventurer in Lerwick Harbour

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: Cruise Ship Island Sky in Lerwick Harbour

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

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

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

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)

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 (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 (15/4 to 15/9 & 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: 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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