22nd February 2017

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 Arts Box Office – 01595 745500 (www.shetlandarts.org); Shetland Museum & Archives – 01595 695057.


until 26th: Da Gadderie Exhibition: ‘At Sea and Ashore’ (photography of Shetland’s fishermen) in Shetland Museum

until 6th Mar: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – ‘Island Connections’ by Vivian Ross-Smith


Postnatal Depression Support Shetland – Peer Support Group meets in Bruce Family Centre, Lerwick, 1-2pm

Shetland Inter-Faith – ‘After the genocide…’ by Umutesi & Iain Stewart, in Old Library Centre at 7.30pm

FRIDAY 17th 

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

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

Salvation Army – Messy Tots, 1.30-3pm; Family Film Night, 7-9pm


Shetland Wedding Fair in Clickimin Bowls Hall, 10am-5pm, Fashion Show at 2pm

St Magnus Bay Hotel – Northmavine Hop Day plus music by The Experience from 6-9.30pm

Levenwick Hall – Valentine’s Masquerade Ball with music by Full Swing, 7pm

Northmavine Up-Helly-A’ – Hop Night in Ollaberry Hall

Cunningsburgh Hall – Games Night, 8-11pm


St Magnus Bay Hotel – open all day plus GTL disco from 8pm

Shetland Film Club showing ‘Havera: the story of an island’ + ‘Ragnar’ and short films in Symbister Hall, 3pm

Fishermen’s Mission – Nightcap Service in St Columba’s Church at 8pm


Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Lerwick (Flower Park Pavilion), 7.30pm


Mareel Film Quiz, 7pm

Shetland Works League FA – AGM in Bowlers Bar, Clickimin Centre, 7pm


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


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

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

Shetland Pensioners’ Association – AGM in Lerwick British Legion, 2.30pm

Parish Cup Association – AGM in Loch Bar, Clickimin Centre, 7pm

Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Club night with guest artiste Alistair McCulloch (fiddle) in the Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm

FRIDAY 24th 

Bressay Up-Helly-A’

Cullivoe Up-Helly-A’

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

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

Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Closing Date for entries for Annual Tune Competition

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


Norwick Up-Helly-A’

Northmavine Up-Helly-A’ – Guizers Return in Sullom Hall at 8pm

Shetland Country Music Club – Dodo & Friends in Lerwick Royal British Legion a 9pm


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

Shetland Mandolin Band meet for tunes in Gulberwick Hall, 7.30pm

Shetland Folk Society – AGM in Room 9, Islesburgh Community Centre at 7.30pm


Shetland Caravan Club – AGM in Sound Hall (Trebister Neuk) at 7.30pm

Skeld Pier Trust – AGM in Skeld Sail Laft at 7.30pm

Mareel – Tortoise in a Nutshell present Fisk, 7.30pm

>>Go to Next Month’s listings


continuous: Films and events at Mareel (www.tickets.shetlandarts.org/Sales)  

continuous: Shetland Museum & Archives exhibitions, events and activities (www.shetland-museum.org.uk) 

continuous: Bonhoga Gallery at Weisdale Mill exhibitions (www.shetlandarts.org.uk)  

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

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-5pm

daily (14/4 to 15/10): Quendale Water Mill open 10am-5pm; also open 1-13 Apr & 16-31 Oct by arrangement (www.quendalemill.co.uk) 

daily (14/4 to 1/10): Scalloway Museum open 11am-4pm; Sun 2-4pm (www.scallowaymuseum.org)  

daily (exc. Fri) 16/4 to 1/10: Old Haa, Burravoe open 10am-4pm; Sun 2-5pm

daily (17/4 to 30/9): Tangwick Haa Museum open 11am-5pm; also open 1-16 Apr & Oct by arrangement (www.tangwickhaa.org.uk)

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Hoswick Visitor Centre, Sandwick open 10am-5pm; also open Apr & Oct by arrangement 

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 (Apr to Oct): Shetland Seabird Tours Boat Trips (www.shetlandseabirdtours.com) 

daily: Thule Charters Boat Trips (www.thule-charters.couk) 

various: Mousa Boat Trips (www.mousa.co.uk) 

various: Shetland Marine Charters Boat Trips (www.shetlandmarinecharters.com)

various: Simmer Dim Charters Boat Trips (www.simmerdimcharters.com)

various: Sailing Trips on the Swan (www.swantrust.com)

various: Island Trails Tours (www.island-trails.co.uk) 

various: Discover Shetland Tours (www.discovershetland.net) 

various: Shetland Nature Tours (www.shetlandnature.net) 

various: Selkie Ventures experiences (www.selkieventures.co.uk) 

various: RSPB events and activities (www.rspb.org.uk/reserves) 

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

various: Gardens open at Highlands, Scalloway; Lea Gardens, Tresta; Nonavaar, Levenwick; Norby, Sandness; Cruisdale, Sandness; Keldaberg, Cunningsburgh; Lindaal, Tingwall (www.scotlandsgardens.org) 

by arrangement: Shetland Craft Trail – Shetland Arts & Crafts members open to visitors (www.shetlandartsandcrafts.co.uk/crafttrail.html)

by arrangement: Nicolson’s Tours (www.nicolsonsgroup.com)

by arrangement: Robinson Transport Tours (www.robinson-transport.co.uk)

by arrangement: Grantfield Garage Private Tours (www.grantfieldgarage.co.uk)

Mon: Drop-In Craft Day at Centre for Creative Industries, Sellafirth, Yell, 10am-12.30pm  

Mon: Salvation Army – Bible Study, 1.30-3pm

Mon: Circuit Classes at Sandwick Social Club, 7-8pm 

Mon: Lerwick Bridge Club meets in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7-10.30pm

Mon (22/5 to 7/8): Mousa RSPB Nature Reserve – Guided Walk, 1-4pm

Mon (Jun to Aug): Sit & Sip Teas in Weisdale Kirk, 2-4pm

Mon & Wed (26/6-23/8): Café in Walls at the Germatwatt Centre, 11am-4pm

Mon, Tue & Wed: Alzheimer Scotland – Dementia Resource Centre open for drop in, 10am-1pm

Mon to Fri: CLAN Shetland Wellbeing Centre, St Magnus Street, open 10am-1pm (or at other times by arrangement, Tel: 01595 697275)

2nd Mon of month: Burra History Group meet in Easthouse Croft, Papil, at 7.30pm 

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

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

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

Tue: Sailing Trips on Dim Riv longship from Victoria Pier, 7pm (www.dimriv.com) 

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

Tue & Thu (1/5 to 31/8): Jamiesons Spinning Mill, Sandness – Mill Tours at 11am (booking essential 01595 870285) 

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 (23/4 to 30/8): Noss National Nature Reserve open 11am-5pm (info line 0800 107 7818)

Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun (1/5 to 30/9): The Cabin Museum, Vidlin, open 1-5pm

Tue, Thu & Sat: Vaila Fine Art – Gallery open 11am-5pm 

Tue, Thu & Sat (26/4 to 10/9): Shetland Reel Distillery, Unst – Guided Tour at 11.30am 

Tue to Sat (May to mid-Oct): Shetland Textile Working Museum at Bod of Gremista open 12noon-5pm (till 7pm on Thu) (www.shetlandtextilemuseum.com) 

Wed (exc. 1/2): Shetland Fiddlers’ Society meet in Room 10, Islesburgh Community Centre, 7-9pm (all welcome to play and listen)

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: Salvation Army – Drop-in Café, 11.30am-1.30pm

Wed: Over-60s Drop-In Café at Scalloway Youth Centre, 2-4pm  

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

Wed: Life Drawing class at Mareel, 7pm

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 (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, Sat & Sun (1/5 to 30/9): Whalsay Heritage Centre open 2-5pm; also open Apr & Oct by arrangement (www.whalsayheritage.co.uk)

Wed (31/5, 14/6, 28/6 & 12/7): Mires of Funzie RSPB Reserve, Fetlar – Guided Walk, 11am-1pm (meet at car park) 

Thu: Alzheimer Scotland – Dementia Resource Centre open for drop in, 2-5pm

Thu: Circuits Class at Dunrossness School Hall, 7.30-8.30pm

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 (12/5 to 21/7): Sumburgh Head RSPB Nature Reserve – Guided Walk, 2-3.30pm (meet at car park) 

Fri (mid-May to Sep): Old Scatness Broch open (www.shetlandamenity.org/old-scatness) 

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

Fri (summer): Skerries Community Cafe in the hall, 2-4pm  

Fri: Cullivoe Hall – Club Room open from 8pm

Fri & Sat: Posers Nightclub open in Grand Hotel, 10pm-3am

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


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