30th August 2015
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.

These details are subject to change or cancellation without prior notification. Check with organisers if unsure.



all month (until 20th Sep): Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum – Exhibition: ‘Oot an aboot in Shetland’ by Islesburgh Photographic Club



until 6th Sep: Screenplay Film Festival 2015

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

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

Burra Yoal Rowing Club – Eela Competition from Hamnavoe Pier at 6pm, weigh-in at 8pm, followed by prizegiving and bannock & pinger supper in Burra Hall

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

Mid Brae Inn – Bubblerock Disco from 9.30pm



& 30th: Shetland Horse & Pony Event at Cunningsburgh Showfield

& 30th: Muckle Kirk, Bridge End, Burra – 150 Years Celebrations inc. Wedding Exhibition 1-5pm, Music Sessions +Teas & Homebakes 2.30-4pm, opens with Worship on 30th at 10.30am

& 30th: Skeld Flower Show & teas in Skeld Hall, 6.30-8pm on 29th; 2-5pm on 30th

Jumble & Nearly-new Clothes Sale in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 10am-2pm, in aid of Red Cross Nepal Appeal

Bryden Budge Memorial Day – Family Fun Day with football, games, stalls etc, at Boddam playing fields, 11.30am-3.30pm, followed by senior football match

Shetland County Championship Sheepdog Trials at Berry Farm Scalloway at 12noon

Saturday Lunch at Quoys (Baptist Church), 12noon-2pm

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

Unst Show at Haroldswick followed by Social Evening in Haroldswick Hall from 9pm

Shetland Yoal Rowing Championships at Burra, boats in water 2pm, also children’s Land Sports from 3pm, BBQ, Teas etc

Family Bingo Night in Sandwick Social Club, 7.30pm, in aid of Overtonlea Care Centre

St Magnus Bay Hotel, Hillswick – GTL Disco ‘Apres Bannock Sprix’



Frankie’s Charity Cycle Sportive 2015

Baltasound Hall – Farmers Market, 12noon-2pm

Aith Hall – Sunday Teas, 2-5pm

Shetland Gymnastics Club – Sunday Teas & Indoor Car Boot in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 2-5pm

Vidlin Hall – Sunday Market & Teas, 2-5pm

Cunningsburgh Hall – Last Sunday Teas of the season, 2.30-5.30pm + Car Boot & Craft Stalls

Ollaberry Hall – Sunday Teas, 3-6pm

Hamnavoe Marina – AGM in Burra Public Hall at 7pm



Alzheimer Scotland – Carers’ Group & Positive Dementia Group lunch outing, 12.30pm

Bressay Garden & Produce Show in Bressay Hall, doors open at 3pm



 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 697275)

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 (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 18+) 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 (to 25/9): Skerries Community Cafe in the hall between, 2-4pm 

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

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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