9th February 2016
Established 1872. Online since 1996.

This Month

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.



all month (until 1st Mar): Exhibition of Smirk Cartoons at Islesburgh Community Centre

until 21st: Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum – Exhibition: ‘60th Anniversary of the Junior Up-Helly-A’’

until 28th: Bonhoga Gallery – Exhibition: ‘Commando’ by David Mach RA


Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Sandwick School, 2-4pm

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

Shetland County Drama Festival – EGM in Room 12, Islesburgh Community Centre at 6.30pm

Artist Talk by David Mach in Mareel, 7pm


Nesting & Girlsta Up-Helly-A’

Alzheimer Scotland – Art Session: When I Paint I Remember in Shetland Museum, 2-3.45pm

Northmavine Up-Helly-A’ – Committee Meeting at 7pm + Mass Meeting at 8pm in Hillswick Hall

Mixology@Mareel in the café bar from 7pm

Mid Brae Inn – Bubblerock Disco from 9.30pm


also 13th, 20th & 27th: Cunningsburgh Hall Ben End open, 8-11pm

Tingwall Kirk – Kirk Teas in the kirk, 10am-12noon

Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

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

Voe & District Agricultural Society – Auction Sale in Brae Hall at 4.30pm, also Teas, Homebakes, Fish & Chips etc


Tingwall Hall – Car Boot Sale, 12.30-3.30pm

Brae Gospel Hall – Special Family Tea at 5pm followed by Children’s Spot & Talk by John Yianni

Open Mic Café ‘Best of 2015’ in Mareel Café Bar from 7pm

Cunningsburgh UF Church – Café Church in the Ben End, Cunningsburgh Hall at 7pm

Church in the Valley – Praise Shetland Style in Asta Clubhouse at 8pm, guests Michael & Teenie Harcus


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

Shetland Mandolin Band session in Gulberwick Hall from 7.30-9.30pm (players welcome to come at any time)

Shetland Library – Open ‘Social Settings’ computer class, drop in 6-8pm

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


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

Cunningsburgh History Group – AGM in Cunningsburgh Hall at 7.30pm; followed by show of photos by Steven Christie


Pop-Up Shop in Methodist Church Hall, 10am-2.30pm + Teas, 10am-12noon and Soup & Sandwiches 12noon-2pm

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


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

Shetland Country Music Club – Variety Concert with various local artists in Garrison Theatre, 7.30pm

Beyond presents Lucy Spraggan in Mareel, 7.30pm

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


Uyeasound Up-Helly-A’

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

Bixter Hall – GTL Disco, 10pm-1am, over 18s


& 20th: Shetland Community Bike Project – Maintenance Classes (half-day), book on 01595 690077

Ness Boating Club – AGM in the clubhouse at 8.30pm


Sharon’s Swapshop Claes ‘n’ Taes in Aith Hall, 12noon-5pm

Valentine’s Day Teas in Bixter Hall, 2-5pm, in aid of Young Enterprise group


Asta Golf Club – AGM in the clubhouse at 7pm

Shetland Mandolin Band session in Gulberwick Hall from 7.30-9.30pm (players welcome to come at any time)


Shetland Junior Inter-County Association – AGM in Loch Bar, Clickimin at 7.30pm

Shetland Anglers Association – AGM in the clubrooms at 7.30pm


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


Shetland Golf Club – AGM in the Dale Clubhouse at 7pm


Northmavine Up-Helly-A’ – halls open at North Roe, Ollaberry & Hillswick

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

Closing date for entries to Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club Annual Tune Competition


& 21st: Veev presents ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’ in Lerwick Town Hall on 20th at 7.30pm, with guests Annalie Irvine & Full Swing; and in Voe Hall on 21st at 2.30pm, with guest Alison Kay Anderson

Shetland Arts presents Beoga with Chris Stout & Catriona McKay in Mareel, 7.30pm

Northmavine Up-Helly-A’ Hop in Sullom Hall from 8.30pm, 16+ only


Chongqing Chuanju Theatre presents A Medley of Chinese Opera in Mareel, 7.30pm

Brae Community Hall – AGM in the clubroom at 8pm


500 in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 7.30pm


Alzheimer Scotland – Tea & Blether in Resource Centre, Burgh Road, 10.30-12.30pm; also 3 o’clocks (drop in from 3pm)


to 27th: Shetland Country Music Club – visit of Neon (Nigel Slater & Colin McFeat from Caithness)

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

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

Shetland Abattoir Cooperative Ltd – AGM in the Marts, Staneyhill, at 7pm

Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Club Night with guest Alan Roy (accordion) in the Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm


Bressay Up-Helly-A’

Cullivoe Up-Helly-A’

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

Shetland Arts / Inksters present Scottish Ensemble: Quintets in Mareel


Norwick Up-Helly-A’

Northmavine Up-Helly-A’ Guizers Return in Hillswick Hall at 8.30pm


Fred MacAulay – ‘Him off the Radio’ tour in Clickimin Centre, 6.30for 7.30pm start, tickets Shetland Box Office


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

Shetland Mandolin Band session in Gulberwick Hall from 7.30-9.30pm (players welcome to come at any time)




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: 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 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 at 7.30pm (www.burrahistory.info/)  

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

Tue: Lerwick Baptist Church – Cuppas @ Quoys, 10am-12.30pm 

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

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

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: 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 (exc. 27/1): Shetland Fiddlers’ Society meet in Room 10, Islesburgh Community Centre, 7-9pm (all welcome to play and listen)

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  

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

Thu: South Mainland Community History Group meet in Quendale Mill, 7.30pm  

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: 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 

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



Every care is taken in the compilation of this list. If you are aware of any errors or need details amended or added, please contact our office or send an email to info@shetlandtimes.co.uk

AboutShetland Times

The Shetland Times Ltd is Shetland’s leading communications organisation. Founded in 1872 the company publishes the islands’ popular weekly newspaper The Shetland Times.