17th January 2017
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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 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.

JANUARY 2017

THURSDAY 12th

Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Local club night in the Shetland Hotel, 7:30pm

Royal British Legion Lerwick Branch – AGM in the Legion Clubrooms at 7.30pm

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

FRIDAY 13th

Scalloway Fire Festival

Delting Up-Helly-A’ Committee – Turbo Tunes Disco in Brae Hall, 9pm-1am

SATURDAY 14th

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

Scalloway Boating Club – Hop Day Music with May & Mackie, 2-5pm

Delting Boating Club – David Sandison & the Tennessee Wannabes live from 8pm

SUNDAY 15th

Fishermen’s Mission – Nightcap Service in Lerwick Congregational Church at 8pm

MONDAY 16th

Tavish Scott MSP – Surgery in Parliamentary Office, 171 Commercial Street, 12.30-1.30pm

TUESDAY 17th

Alzheimer Scotland – Tea & Blether in Dementia Resource Centre, Burgh Road, 10.30am-12.30pm

WEDNESDAY 18th

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

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

FRIDAY 20th

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

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

Levenwick Hall – A Winter Warmer with music by Full Swing & Odessa, soup, bannocks etc, from 7pm

Shetland Field Studies Group – Illustrated Talk: ‘Reminiscences: 25 Years of Noss’ by Jonathan Wills, in Room 12, Islesburgh Community Centre, 7.30pm

SATURDAY 21st

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

& 22nd: The Dolly Parton Story at Mareel, 7.30pm on 21st, 2pm on 22nd

SUNDAY 22nd

Shetland Pony Club Centre – Burns Soup & Sweet in Muckle Roe Hall, 12noon-3pm

MONDAY 23rd

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

Hillswick Public Hall – AGM in the hall at 8pm

TUESDAY 24th

Mareel – Film Quiz, 7pm

WEDNESDAY 25th

Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Cafe in Scalloway Youth Centre, 2-4pm

Grand Hotel – Live Music with Lomond Ceilidh Band from 9.30pm

THURSDAY 26th

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

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

FRIDAY 27th

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

Grand Hotel – Live Music with Kyle Innes Trio from 9.30pm

SATURDAY 28th

Shetland Country Music Club – Loveshack in Lerwick British Legion from 9pm

Grand Hotel – Live Music with Lomond Ceilidh Band from 9.30pm

SUNDAY 29th

Ragged Wood Promotions presents Sarah Jarosz in Mareel, 7.30pm

Grand Hotel – Live Music with Fjanna from 8.30pm and Kyle Innes Trio from 9.30pm

MONDAY 30th

Alzheimer Scotland – Carers Group & Positive Dementia Group meet in the Lerwick Hotel, 3-4.30pm, with guest speaker Mr J Winchester

Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Pre-Up-Helly-A’ night, featuring local and visiting bands, in the Shetland Hotel, 7:30pm

Grand Hotel – Live Music with Fjanna from 8.30pm and Kyle Innes Trio from 9.30pm

TUESDAY 31st

to 1st Feb: 40-hour Time of Prayer in Skills Centre Prayer Room, 20a St Magnus Street, from 7am on 31st until 11pm on 1st Feb 

Lerwick Up-Helly-A’

Fiery Sessions Concerts at Mareel at 12noon & 3pm

Grand Hotel – Cider Launch with music by Fjanna, 3-5pm

 

REGULAR & SUMMER EVENTS

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: 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: 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: 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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