This Month

Posted on 18/09/2014, by

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 (; Shetland Museum & Archives – 01595 695057.


until 26th Oct: Bonhoga Gallery – Exhibition: ‘Common Thread’ by Jen Deschenes; lower gallery: ‘The Booth, The Box and The Book’ by Judith Yarrow

to 21st: Shetland Bible Week 2014 with speaker Malcolm Duncan in Lerwick Methodist Church, 7.30pm (Sun at 6pm); also Prayer, Wed-Sat at 7pm



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

Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – First Club Night of the Season with Young Fiddler of the Year winners in Shetland Hotel at 7.30pm



to 21st: Shetland Country Music Club – Country Jamboree Weekend with Janey Kirk, Jonny & Lynnette, John McNicholl & Sandy Kelly + various local artistes in Lerwick Legion & Hamnavoe Hall on 19th; Garrison Theatre & Brae Hall on 20th; Lerwick Legion on 21st

& 27th: Shetland Museum – Tour the ‘Blockade 1914-1918’ World War One exhibition with curator Dr Ian Tait, 3pm

also 26th & 3/10: SDC (self defence class) with Lee in Clickimin Centre, 6.30pm

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

Charity Lunch in aid of 7in7 for James, in Shetland Catch Boardroom, 12noon-2pm

Walls & District Toddler Group – AGM in Walls Hall at 7.30pm



LHD Marine Supplies – 3rd Brian Slater Memorial Shore Fishing Competition, 9.30 for 10am start from Scalloway Boating Club

Shetland Textile HUB – Steering Group Presentation Public Meeting in Shetland Museum Auditorium, 2-4pm

Symbister Hall – Cups o Tuy un Jaffa Tyuakes, 12noon-6pm, in aid of Spirit Dancer Youth Exchange Trip

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

Ness Boating Club – Supper Night 5-7.30pm, followed by Quiz at 8.30pm

South Nesting Hall – Fish & Chips, 5-7.30pm, followed by Quiz at 8pm

South Mainland Cancer Support Group – Bring & Buy Sale in Bigton Hall at 7pm

RSPB & Shetland Bird Club – Illustrated Talks: ‘Where on earth do our phalaropes go?’ & ‘Larking about in Ethiopia’ by Malcie Smith in Islesburgh Community Centre at 7.30pm



Shetland Field Studies Group Guided Walk ( – book at Tourist Office

RAFA – Annual Battle of Britain Service & Wreath Laying at County War Memorial, 10.45am

Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Walk 2014 at Fraser Park, Scalloway, 2-4pm (register 1.30pm)

Bigton Hall – Soup, Sandwiches & Homebakes, 12.30-5.30pm

Gulberwick Hall – Sunday Teas & Sales Tables, 2-5pm, in aid of Shetland Swimming & 2015 Natwest Island Games Swim Team

Singers & Songwriters’ Night at Mareel from 7pm



to 26th: Shetland Library – PlayTalkRead Roadshows at Lerwick Library, 22nd,10am-1pm & 2-4pm; Old School Mid Yell, 23rd, 10am-1pm; Ness Boating Club, 24th, 10am-1pm & 2-4pm; Walls Hall, 25th, 10am-1pm & 2-4pm; Urafirth School, 26th, 10am-2pm

Shetland Textile HUB – Steering Group Presentation Drop-in session in Shetland College (room 5D), 3.45-4.45pm and Mareel Foyer, 5.30-7pm



Shetland County Drama Committee – AGM in Islesburgh Community Centre at 7pm

Mind Your Head – AGM in Bowlers Bar, Clickimin, 7-9pm

Shetland Islands Dance Group – Traditional Dancing restarts in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 7.30-9.30pm



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

Community Alcohol & Drugs Services Shetland (CADSS) – AGM in Market House at 2pm

Moving On Employment Project – AGM in Market House at 5.30pm

High Level Music Centre – Gala Concert by pupils and tutors in Clickimin Bowls Hall, 7 for 7.30pm, in aid of the Island Games and Saturday Morning Music Club



Asta Golf Clubhouse – Traditional Music Evening (very informal, join in or just listen)

Shetland Moving Image Archive Group – ‘Ebb Tide’ (Shetland contemporary films) + AGM in Carnegie Hall, Sandwick, 7.30pm

Sound Community Association – Quiz Night in Sound Hall, 7.30pm

Ronas Drama Group – AGM in Old Urafirth School at 7.30pm



Cruise Ship Norwegian Star in Lerwick Harbour

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

Vidlin Rowing Club – AGM in Vidlin Hall at 6pm

Shetland Arts – Sharon Shannon with Alan Connor live at Mareel; support Megan & Lauren, 7 for 7.30pm

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

Gideons International Shetland Branch – Open Night in Lerwick Town Hall at 7.30pm



& 28th: Garthspool Evangelical Church – Meetings to celebrate 100 years in Lerwick, with speaker Mr John Stevens: 7.30pm on Sat, 11am & 8pm on 28th

Singing Saturdays – Meeting in Sound Hall, 11.45am-2pm

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

Shetland Arts – Sharon Shannon with Alan Connor in North Roe & Lochend Hall

Mid Yell Hall/Yell Netball Club – Murder Mystery Night

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

Shetland Jazz Club – Jazz Conference & Musical Forum in Lerwick Town Hall, 2-5pm, followed by live music by Cat’s Club at 8pm

Scalloway Fire Festival – AGM in Scalloway Boating Club at 7.30p

(then fortnightly): 500 Drive in Aith Hall at 7.30pm

Alzheimer Scotland – Carers’ Group & Sporting Memories Group Outing to Drumquin

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


500 in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 7.30pm



all month: Films and events at Mareel ( |

all month: Shetland Museum & Archives exhibitions, events and activities (

all month: Bonhoga Gallery at Weisdale Mill exhibitions (

all month (until 12/10): Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum – Exhibition: ‘Blockade 1914-1918’

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 (

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: 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)

Mon: Lerwick Bridge Club – Meet in Islesburgh Community Centre at 7pm

2nd Mon of month: Burra History Group meet in Easthouse at 7.30pm (

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

Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun: 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) (

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) (

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

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

Wed: Tai Chi (for age 16+) in Room 12, Islesburgh Community Centre, 6.15pm

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

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: 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

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 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 (

daily (to 13/10): Quendale Water Mill open 10am-5pm (

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 (

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Unst Heritage Centre open 11am-4pm; Sun 2-4pm; open Apr & Oct by arrangement (

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Unst Boat Haven open 11am-4pm; Sun 2-4pm (

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Fetlar Interpretive Centre open 11am-4pm; Sat & Sun 12.30pm-4pm; open Apr & Oct by arrangement (

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Crofthouse Museum, Dunrossness open 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm (

daily (Apr to Oct): Underwater Shetland Boat Trips (

daily (15/4 to 15/9 or by arrangement): Seabirds-and-Seals Boat Trips (

daily: Shetland Sea Charters Boat Trips (01595 692577 or 07759 668969)

various: Thule Charters Boat Trips (

various: Mousa Boat Trips (

various: St Magnus Bay Charters Boat Trips (

various: Shetland Marine Charters Boat Trips (

various: Muckle Roe Sailing Charters (

various: Simmer Dim Charters (

various: Sailing Trips on the Swan (

various: Sailing Trips on Dim Riv longship

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

various: Shetland Small Group Tours (

various: Island Trails Tours (

various: Unseen Shetland Tours (01595 859000/

various: Shetland Geotours Tours (

various: Shetland Nature Tours (

various: RSPB events and activities (


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