4th 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 12th: ‘Island Patterns’ Exhibition of knitting & watercolours by Stephen & Ella Gordon at Old Haa, Burravoe, Yell

until 19th: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – ‘Shadowed Valley’ by Fraser Taylor

until 19th: Da Gadderie Exhibition at Shetland Museum – ‘Taatit Rugs: the Pile Bedcovers of Shetland’

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

Thursday 2nd

also 16th & 30th: Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Lerwick Baptist Church, Quoys, 10am-12noon

Cruise Ship Costa Fortuna in Lerwick Harbour

Friday 3rd

to 5th: Scalloway Gala Weekend 2015

Alzheimer Scotland – Art Session: ‘When I Paint I Remember’, in Shetland Museum, 2-3.30pm

Delting Boating Club Regatta – Yacht Race, 7pm

Shetland Science Outreach Group – An audio-visual presentation ‘In The Wake of Shackleton’ by Robert Egelstaff in Shetland Museum & Archives at 7.30pm

Saturday 4th 

to 11th: Shetland Nature Festival events & activities (www.shetlandnaturefestival.co.uk)

Delting Boating Club Regatta – sailing from 10am; Wild West BBQ all day, followed by Ho Down with music by May & Mackie in the clubhouse

Noss Open Day & Shetland Nature Festival Launch, 12noon-4pm

Party at the Pier’ in Cullivoe inc. Live Music by First Foot Soldiers, Megan & Lauren, Kaleidoscope Disco

Yell Yoal Regatta & entertainments etc

Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

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

Skeld Hall – 4th July Celebration Disco from 7pm

Hillswick Carnival – procession starts Booth car park 7.30pm, followed by food etc at Hillswick Hall then Dance to The Experience

Cunningsburgh Hall – Games Night, 8pm

Klub Revolution presents Black Grape + Dig Deep, Marc Culley + Subtronic DJs in Mareel, tickets Shetland Box Office

Sunday 5th

Shetland Museum – ‘It’s a Bug’s Life’ Family Day at Crofthouse Museum, Dunrossness, 10am-1pm & 2-5pm, as part of Shetland Nature Festival

Delting Boating Club Regatta – sailing from 11am

Shetland Golf Club – Open Day: Come & Try Golf + Soup, 1-5pm

Voe & District Agricultural Society – Sunday Teas & Car Boot Sale, Crafts etc in Voe Hall, 2-5pm

North Roe & Lochend Hall – Dutch Pancakes, 2-5pm

Cunningsburgh Hall – Sunday Teas, Bar Boot & Craft Tables, 2.30.-5.30pm

Sand Baptist Church – Service, 3.30pm

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

Monday 6th 

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

to 10th: Shetland Christian Youth Camp, ages P4 & 5

to 11th: Antiques & Collectables Pop-Up Shop in old Magpie’s Nest, Commercial Street, 11am-5pm

Cruise Ship Ocean Princess in Lerwick Harbour

Alzheimer Scotland – Sons & Daughters Group visit Independent Living Centre, Gremista, 7.30pm

Tuesday 7th

Shetland Museum – Going Potty Workshops, age 3-5yrs, 10.30-11.15am; age P1-3, 2-3pm

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

Shetland Link-Up – AGM in Market House at 5.30pm

Mareel – Monthly Film Quiz, 7pm

Aithsvoe Marina Association – AGM in Cunningsburgh Hall at 7.30pm

Wednesday 8th

Cruise Ship Marco Polo in Lerwick Harbour

Shetland Museum – Viking Explorers Workshop, age P1-3, 10.30-12noon

Shetland Family History Society – ‘Sharing Shetland Surnames: Arcus’ at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, 11am-5pm, inc. Talk by Robert G. Arcus at 2.30pm

Delting Boating Club Regatta – Yacht Race Brae to Aith, 7pm; (Aith Regatta) Rowing ‘Pie’ Race Brae to Aith, 7pm

Thursday 9th

also 16th & 30th: Symbister Public Hall – Soup, Sandwiches & Fancies + Crafts, 12noon-2pm

Friday 10th

to 19th: UnstFest 2015 (www.unstfest.org)

Aith Regatta – Eela Competition, 6-8pm

Saturday 11th

to 17th: Living Lerwick – Lerwick Shopping Week

Fetlar Sheepdog Trials at Bydance from 8am

Aith Regatta – Sailing from 9.30am; Rowing Races from 12noon; BBQ, Bar, Teas etc, 12noon-5pm; Prizegiving in Rankin Lounge, followed by Live Music with Gordon Tulloch Experience in Aith Hall from 9pm

Shetland Museum – ‘Vikings’ Family Day at the museum, 11am-1pm & 2-4pm, with Esther & Stephen Renwick

Sumburgh Head Open Day, 12noon-5pm, inc. Book Launch ‘Discover Shetland’s Birds’ 1-3pm

Epilepsy Support Group Shetland – AGM in Bressay Room, Montfield at 2pm

Sunday 12th

Mareel – Shetland Singers & Songwriters Showcase Concert, 7pm

Monday 13th

to 17th: Shetland Christian Youth Camp, ages P5 & 6

Shetland Museum – Friendship Bracelets Workshop, age P4-7, 10.30am-3pm

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

Hillswick Hall – General Meeting in the clubroom at 7.30pm

Tuesday 14th

Shetland Museum – Fish Workshop, age 3-5yrs, 10.30-11.15am; Hama Bead Hangings Workshop, age P1-3, 11.45am-12.45pm

Wednesday 15th

& 29th: Unst Music & Dance Club + SWRI Teas & Homebakes + Craft Stall & Raffle in Baltasound Hall, 7.30-10pm

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

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

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

Sellafirth Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

Friday 17th

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

Saturday 18th

Northmavine Sheepdog Trials

Ness Boating Club – 3-Legged Obstacle Course Races (under-18s 6pm; over-18s 7pm) + BBQ from 5.30pm + Music in shed from 9pm

Between Islands with Arthur Nicholson (Shetland), Kris Drever (Orkney) & Willie Campbell (Lewis) in Mareel, 7.30pm, tickets Shetland Box Office

Sunday 19th

Hillswick Hall – Sunday Teas, Sales Tables, Music etc, 3-5pm, in aid of Northmavine UHA new galley shed

Ulsta Hall – All-ages Quiz Night, 7.30pm

Monday 20th

to 24th: Shetland Christian Youth Camp, ages P7 to S3

Cruise Ship Ocean Princess in Lerwick Harbour

Sandveien & Nederdale Tenants & Residents Association – AGM in Sandveien Neighbourhood Centre at 7pm

Tuesday 21st

Cruise Ship Ocean Majesty in Lerwick Harbour

Wednesday 22nd

Cruise Ship Island Sky in Lerwick Harbour

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

Thursday 23rd

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

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

Cruise Ship Costa Fortuna in Lerwick Harbour

Saturday 25th

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

Sunday 26th

Cruise Ships Marco Polo and Hamburg in Lerwick Harbour

Baltasound Hall – Farmers Market, 12noon-2pm

Monday 27th

Cruise Ship Europa in Lerwick Harbour

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

Tuesday 28th

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

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

Wednesday 29th

Tingwall Sheepdog Trials

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

Thursday 30th

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



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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