28th July 2015
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This Month

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.

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


JULY 2015


until 31st: Unst Boat Haven – Exhibition of Oil Painting by Eyvor Renwick

until 31st: ‘By da Bogs’ Exhibition by Smirk in Shetland Museum

until 7th Aug: Exhibition: ‘Shetland Collection & Other Works’ by D.M. Woodhouse in Gilbert Bain Hospital


Thursday 23rd

& 24th: Shetland Wool Week – Knitting Summer School for Bairns, age P3+, in Shetland Museum, book at Shetland Box Office

& 24th: Diabetes Scotland – Meetings to discuss launching new support groups in Shetland in the Shetland Hotel, Lerwick, at 7pm on 23rd; 10.30am on 24th (more info 0141 245 6380)

Shetland Kidney Patients Association – AGM in Market House at 6.30pm

Demonstration of Clairvoyance by Dawn Brookes in Sound Hall (upstairs) at 7.30pm


Friday 24th

to 26th: Skeld Hall – Wild West Fest Weekend with GTL Disco on 24th, 9pm; Wild West Theme Day on 25th, 2pm onwards and live music with May & Mackie at 9pm; Sunday Songs of Praise on 26th at 2pm, followed by Teas

Cruise Ship Costa Fortuna in Lerwick Harbour

Whalsay Gala at Symbister Hall, 10.30am-2pm, lunches from 12.30pm

Sandwick Social Club – Sandwick Funday Quiz

Mid Brae Inn – Bubblerock Disco, 9.30pm


Saturday 25th

until 20th Sep: Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum – Exhibition: ‘Oot an aboot in Shetland’ by Islesburgh Photographic Club

Art at Sumburgh Head – Drop-in workshop with bird artist Margaret Worthington, 11am-4pm

Bressay Sports Club – Midsummer Maryfield Cup Pool & Darts Tournaments in Bressay Hall, names in by 1pm for 2pm start

Sandwick Funday at Sandwick Football Pitch, 1-5pm, followed by Fish & Chips in Sandwick Social Club from 5pm

Mid Brae Inn – BGD Efternoon Karaoke, 2.30-6pm

South Nesting Hall – Fish & Chips, 5-7.30pm

Sullom Eela, 6-8pm, weigh-in Sullom Hall, 9pm, followed by fry up, music & bar

Cunningsburgh Hall – Games Night from 8pm


Sunday 26th

Cruise Ships Marco Polo and Hamburg in Lerwick Harbour

Baltasound Hall – Farmers Market, 12noon-2pm

Eshaness Community Centre – Soup & Sweet + teas etc, 2-4pm

Cunningsburgh Hall – Sunday Teas, Car Boot & Craft Stalls, 2.30-5.30pm

Bixter Hall – Thai Takeaway, 4-6pm, in aid of Tresta Boating Club

Ebenezer Hall – Family Service & Buffet Tea, 5.30pm

Cunningsburgh UF Church – Café Church in Cunningsburgh Hall (Ben End), 7pm

Demonstration of Clairvoyance by Dawn Brookes in Sound Hall (upstairs) at 7.30pm


Monday 27th

Cruise Ship Europa in Lerwick Harbour

Alzheimer Scotland – Carers Group & Positive Dementia Group meet in Lerwick Hotel, 3-4.30pm

Glasgow Celtic Supporters Club Shetland Branch – AGM in Bowlers Bar, Clickimin at 7pm

Shetland Showcase of traditional music & crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre


Tuesday 28th

Shetland Museum – Papermaking Workshop, age P4-7, 10.30am-12noon

Shetland Pool Association – Captains’ Meeting at 6.30pm followed by AGM at 7.30pm in Lerwick British Legion

Shetland Tenants Forum – AGM in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7pm


Wednesday 29th

Shetland Sheepdog Trials Association – Annual Trial at Swinister, Tingwall, 9am

Shetland Museum – Mootie Moose Summer Special Workshop, age 3-5yrs, 10.30-11.30am

Shetland Library/Summer Reading Challenge Scotland – Record Breakers, ages 8-12, 2-4pm

Unst Music & Dance Club + SWRI Teas & Homebakes + Craft Stall & Raffle in Baltasound Hall, 7.30-10pm

Hjaltibonhoga (Tattoo Fiddlers) ‘Reveal’ Concert in Lerwick Town Hall, 7.30pm, also featuring Mike Laurenson & the Cullivoe Band

Westside Sheepdog Trials – AGM in Skeld Hall at 7.30pm


Thursday 30th

Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Lerwick Baptist Church, Quoys, 10am-12noon

Symbister Public Hall – Soup, Sandwiches & Fancies + Crafts, 12noon-2pm

Alzheimer Scotland – Knit & Chat in upper café, Mareel, 2-4pm


Friday 31st

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

Mid Yell Blindhoe Fishing Competition

United Worship & Prayer for Shetland in Lerwick Methodist Church, 7.30pm



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 (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 around Bressay & Noss, from Victoria Pier 10am & 2pm (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

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 (until 30/9): Above & Under Water Shetland – Wildlife & Nature Boat Trips leave Victoria Pier, 9.45am & 1.45pm (07788 665565) 

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

Mon (8/6 to 31/8): Sit & Sip Afternoon Teas in Weisdale Kirk, 2-4pm

Mon to Fri: 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)

Mon & Wed until 26/8 (exc. 10/8): Café in Germatwatt Centre, Walls, open 11am-4pm 

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

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

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

Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun (19/4 to 4/10): 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 (18/4 to 30/8): Noss National Nature Reserve open 10am-5pm (info line 0800 107 7818)

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: CLAN – Gentle Yoga/Relaxation sessions in Support & Wellbeing Centre, 20a St Magnus Street, book in advance 01595 720320 

Wed: CLAN – Reiki sessions (evenings) 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 (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 & Sun (to 13/9): James Thomason’s Garden & Studio at Nonavaar, Levenwick open

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

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

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

Fri (15/5 to 4/9): Old Scatness Broch open 10.15am-4.30pm

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

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

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 

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

various: 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: 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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