This Month

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

Some useful numbers:

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.

AUGUST 2014

until 10th: Shetland Arts – Fiddle Frenzy Festival

until 16th: Shetland Library – Summer Reading Challenge for ages 4-12yrs

until 17th: Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum – Exhibition: ‘between the salt and the corn’ by Carolyn Dixon

Tue-Sat (until 29/8): Shetland Textile Museum – ‘Spinning August’ come-and-try sessions, 12noon-5pm at Bod of Gremista

until 7th Sep: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition: ‘20:20’ to celebrate 20 years of Bonhoga; public opening 11am-1pm on 26th

 

THURSDAY 7th

Fiddle Frenzy – Shetland Sets in Mareel

Shetland Darts Association – Pre-AGM meeting in Lerwick British Legion at 8pm

 

FRIDAY 8th

& 9th: Mid Yell Fishing Competition

Shetland Museum – ‘Family Week’ workshops: drop-in events, 10.30am-12noon & 2-3.30pm

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

Parkour Coaching Session at Sandwick School, 1-4pm, ages 8-17, book at Islesburgh

Fiddle Frenzy – Maggie & Brian + Shetland Dance in Sandwick Carnegie Hall, 7 for 7.30pm

Mid Brae Inn – BGD Disco from 9.30pm

 

SATURDAY 9th

& 10th: Lerwick Regatta

Walls Show at Walls Show Field; followed by Show Dance in Walls Public Hall

Songwriting Workshop with Devon Sproule at 12noon (venue tbc)

Trondra Yoal Rowing Championships from Scalloway Boating Club, first race 1.30pm

Mid Brae Inn – BGD Efternoon Karaoke, 2-6pm

Hillswick Hall – Eela Competition, 3-7pm

Muckle Roe Eela 6-8pm, weigh-in at Marina 8.30pm

Fiddle Frenzy – Catriona MacDonald + Jenny Keldie & Brian Cromarty in Mareel, 8 for 8.30pm

Lerwick Boating Club – Lerwick Regatta entertainment with Maggie & Friends from 9pm

 

SUNDAY 10th

Eshaness Community Centre – Soup & Sweets, Teas & Homebakes, 12noon-4pm

Ebenezer Hall – Soup & Rolls at 1.30pm in aid of From Shetland With Love

Cunningsburgh Hall – Sunday Teas, 2.30-5.30pm

 

MONDAY 11th

Cruise Ship Marco Polo in Lerwick Harbour

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

Alzheimer Scotland – Art Session: ‘When I Paint I Remember’ in Shetland Museum, 2-4pm

Tavish Scott MSP – Surgery in Mossbank Public Hall, 6-7pm

Yes Shetland – Public Meeting with Ian Hudghton MEP in Symbister Hall, Whalsay, at 7pm

Shetland Showcase at Islesburgh Community Centre with Hom Bru and support (tbc), 7 for 7.30pm

‘Ferry to the Referendum’ public meeting with Tavish Scott MSP in Brae Hall, 7.30-9pm

Information Evening on Chengelo School in Zambia, in Lerwick Methodist Church at 7.30pm

 

TUESDAY 12th

Shetland Museum – ‘Viking’ workshops: age P1-3, 10.30-11.30am; age P4-7 2-3pm

Alzheimer Scotland – Musical Memories in Baila Room, Sound Hall, 10.30am-12.15pm

Talk by Iain MacWhirter (Herald journalist) on his book ‘Road to Referendum’ in Room 16, Islesburgh Community Centre, 6.30 for 7pm

Monthly Film Quiz in Mareel from 7.30pm

 

WEDNESDAY 13th

to 16th: Annual Interclub Sailing Regatta

Cunningsburgh Show

Shetland Library – Chatterpack Activities workshop, ages 8-12, 2-4pm

Tavish Scott MSP – Surgery in North Roe & Lochend Hall, 6-7pm

‘Ferry to the Referendum’ public meeting with Tavish Scott MSP in Hillswick Hall, 7.30-9pm

Shetland Variety Concert in Islesburgh Community Centre at 7.30pm

 

THURSDAY 14th

& 28th: Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Baptist Church, Quoys, 10am-12noon

& 28th: Asta Golf Clubhouse – Traditional Music Evening (very informal, join in or just listen)

to 16th: Shetland Country Music Club presents Joe McShane in Garrison Theatre, 14th at 7.30pm; Sandwick Social Club, 15th at 8pm; Lerwick British Legion, 16th at 9pm

Shetland Museum – ‘Viking’ workshops: age P1-3, 10.30-11.30am; age P4-7 2-3pm

Shetland Textile Museum – Informal Spinning Classes with Elizabeth Johnson & Julia Downing at Bod of Gremista, 7-9pm (bookings 01595 694386)

Shetland Darts Association – AGM in Lerwick British Legion at 8pm

 

FRIDAY 15th

Own-A-Pony Days at Shetland Equestrian Centre, 10am-3.30pm

Urafirth Junior Secondary School – Reunion Meeting in Braewick Café, Eshaness at 6.30pm

Devon Sproule headlines an informal singer-songwriter night in Bixter Hall, 7 for 7.30pm

 

SATURDAY 16th

Shetland Library – Summer Reading Challenge Awards Ceremony, 11am

Muckle Roe Barbecue & Grand National from 1pm; followed by Loveshack in the hall from 9.30pm

Devon Sproule headlines an informal singer-songwriter night in Fair Isle Hall, 7 for 7.30pm

Klub Revolution/Shetland Arts – The James Taylor Quartet in Mareel, 7.30 for 8pm

 

SUNDAY 17th

Shetland Field Studies Group Guided Walk (www.shetlandwalks.net) – book at Tourist Office

North Ness Hall, Ulsta – Buffet Meals, 12.30-5.30pm

Aith Community Shop – Family Fun Day & Treasure Hunt (register at Aith Hall 1.30pm)

Mareel – Singers & Songwriters Night from 7pm

 

MONDAY 18th

Cruise Ship Voyager in Lerwick Harbour

SIC – ‘Building Budgets’ public meeting in Whalsay JH School, 7pm

Lerwick Old Time Dance Club – Supper Dance in the Shetland Hotel, 8pm, live music

 

TUESDAY 19th

Noss Nature Reserve Guided Walk (book with SNH 01595 693345)

SIC – ‘Building Budgets’ public meeting in Brae Hall, 7pm

Shetland Pool Association – AGM in Lerwick British Legion at 7pm (note change of date from 12th)

 

WEDNESDAY 20th

Alzheimer Scotland – ‘Does Du Mind: Da Country & County Shows’ in Shetland Museum, 2-3.30pm

SIC – ‘Building Budgets’ public meeting in Aith JH School, 7pm

Sellafirth Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

Aith Public Hall – AGM in Rankin Lounge at 7.30pm

 

THURSDAY 21st

SIC – ‘Building Budgets’ public meeting in Sandwick JH School, 7pm

Shetland Kidney Patients Association – AGM in Market House, 7pm

 

FRIDAY 22nd

to 24th: Shetland Caravan Club Rally at Bridge End Outdoor Centre (www.shetland-communities.org.uk/subsites/cc/)

& 23rd: The Buffet 2014 in Lerwick British Legion

Shetland Community Bike Project – AGM at 16-18 Commercial Road, 11.30am

 

SATURDAY 23rd

Fetlar Sheepdog Trials at Bydance

Da Big Bannock (ticketed event – tickets on sale 11th)

 

SUNDAY 24th

Mind Your Head Fun Run & Walk at Cunningsburgh (www.mindyourhead.org.uk)

North Ness Hall, Ulsta – Charity Quiz Night for Steve Jamieson Trophy, 7.30pm, in aid of British Heart Foundation

 

MONDAY 25th

Alzheimer Scotland – Carers’ Group and Sporting Memories Group meet in Lerwick Hotel, 3-4.30pm

 

TUESDAY 26th

Cruise Ship Discovery in Lerwick Harbour

Shetland Islands CAB – AGM in Market House at 7.30pm, with guest speaker Graeme Brown, director of SHELTER

 

WEDNESDAY 27th

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

Shetland Arts – Battlefield Band live in Mareel, 7 for 7.30pm

 

THURSDAY 28th

National Osteoporosis Society information event: ‘Managing osteoporosis: looking after your bones’ in the Lerwick Hotel, 10.30am-12.30pm

Alzheimer Scotland – Knitting for Dementia Awareness in Upper Cafe, Mareel, 2-4.30pm

Rachel Sermani with band live in Mareel, 7 for 7.30pm

 

FRIDAY 29th

to 7th Sep: Shetland Arts – Screenplay film festival

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

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

 

SATURDAY 30th

Cruise Ship Eurodam in Lerwick Harbour

Unst Show

 

SUNDAY 31st

Baltasound Hall – Farmers’ Market, 11am-1.30pm

Shetland Arts – Young People’s Film Quiz (rec. age 10-16), 2.30pm

Mick Flavin’s Country & Irish Shows at Garrison Theatre, Lerwick, 2 for 3pm; and at Royal British Legion, Lerwick, 8 for 9pm

REGULAR EVENTS

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)

all month (until 28/12): Shetland Museum displays inc. ‘Jock Ratter’ (Foula blacksmith) and ‘Felsite Stone Age Tools’ (in partnership with University College Dublin)

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

Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat: CLAN Shetland Drop-In Centre, St Magnus Street, open 10am-4pm on Mon & Fri; 10am-1pm on Thu & Sat (01595 720320)

Mon & Wed (from 16/6): Summer Café in Germatwatt Centre, Walls, 11am-4pm

Mon (until 25/8): Sit & Sip Teas & Homebakes at Weisdale Kirk & Gardens, 2-4pm

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

Mon: Old Scatness Broch & Iron Age Village open (first tour 10.30am; last tour 4.30pm)

2nd Mon of month: Burra History Group meet in Easthouse at 7.30pm (www.burrahistory.info/)

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun (May to Sep): Bressay Heritage Centre open 10am-4pm; Sun 11am-5pm; open Apr & Oct by arrangement (www.bressay-history-group.org)

Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun (from 20/4): Old Haa, Burravoe open

Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun (Apr to Sep): 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)

Tue/Thu (varies): CLAN Shetland Outings, phone 01595 720320 for details

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

Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun (until 28/9): Whalsay History Group – Heritage Centre open 2-5pm (also open Oct by arrangement) (www.whalsayheritage.co.uk)

Wed & (occasional) Thu: Traditional Music Sessions in Lounge Bar, Lerwick

Wed: Cycharters Boat Trips to Foula (01595 810887 / 07887 945480)

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

Thu & Sat: ‘Yell for Cancer Support’ Shop open at Aywick, 1-5pm

Thu (17/4 until 11/9): Yoga in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7.15-8.45pm

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

Fri & Sat: Posers Nightclub open in Grand Hotel (80s/90s on Fri)

Fri: Cullivoe Hall – Club Room open from 8pm

1st & 3rd Fri of month: Mixology@Mareel (live DJs + cocktails & mocktails)

Sat (Mar to Jul): Fetlar Hall – Social from 7pm

Sat: Douglas Arms (The Marlex) – Karaoke

Sat: Burravoe (Peerie) Hall open from 8.30pm

1st Sat of month: CLAN Saturday Crafters meet in Drop-In Centre, St Magnus Street, 2-4pm

2nd Sat of month: Tingwall Food & Craft Market in Tingwall Hall, 10am-3pm

Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat: Noss National Nature Reserve open (info line 0800 107 7818)

Sun (1/6-7/9): Cunningsburgh History Group – History Hut open, 2-5pm

1st Sun of month: CLAN South Mainland group meet in Ness Boating Club, 2.30-4.30pm (01595 720320)

3rd Sun of month: CLAN North Mainland group meet in North Haven Care Centre, 2.30-4.30pm (01595 720320)

daily: Sumburgh Head Visitor Centre open 10am-4pm

daily exc. Thu (1/3 to 31/10): Lea Gardens at Tresta open 2-5pm

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

daily (to 13/10): Quendale Water Mill open 10am-5pm (www.quendalemill.co.uk)

daily (until 30/9): Tangwick Haa Museum open 11am-5pm

daily (May to Sep): Hoswick Visitor Centre, Sandwick open 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm; 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; 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; Sat & Sun 12.30pm-4pm; 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): Underwater Shetland Boat Trips (www.underwatershetland.com)

daily (15/4 to 15/9 or by arrangement): Seabirds-and-Seals Boat Trips (www.seabirds-and-seals.com)

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

various: Shetland Small Group Tours (www.shetlandtours.co.uk)

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

various: Unseen Shetland Tours (01595 859000/ www.unseenshetland.com)

various: Shetland Geotours Tours (www.shetlandgeotours.com)

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

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

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