29th July 2016
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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 Box Office – 01595 745555 (www.shetlandboxoffice.org); Shetland Museum & Archives – 01595 695057.


JULY 2016

all month: Da Gadderie Exhibition at Shetland Museum – ‘Tinkin’ Lang’ by Ingrid Arthur & Robyn Marwick 

to 30th: Whalsay Regatta 2016 inc. Sailing Races & Disco on 28th; Sailing Races on 29th; Sailing & Gala Day on 30th

THURSDAY 28th

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

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

Shetland Family History & Lunnasting History Group – Sharing Shetland Surnames: Launch of ‘Pearson’ in Vidlin Hall, 2-4.30pm

FRIDAY 29th

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

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

SATURDAY 30th

until 11th Sep: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – ‘Elemental’ by Peter Davis

Yell Sheepdog Trials at Westsandwick at 9am

Whalsay Gala at the Pelagic Pier, 11am-1am

Sandwick Funday at Sandwick Football Pitch, 1-5pm; also Fish & Chips in Sandwick Social Club from 5pm

Cunningsburgh Hall – Games Night from 8pm

SUNDAY 31st 

until 7th Aug: Fiddle Frenzy

‘History of Herring in Burra’ Exhibition opens at Easthouse, Papil, 2-5pm; also Teas & Bakes in Da Muckle Kirk, Freefield, Burra

Bonhoga Gallery – Artist Talk by Peter Davis, 2pm

North Roe & Lochend Hall – Sunday Teas, 2-5pm

Cunningsburgh Hall – Sunday Teas, Car Boot & Craft Tables, 2-5pm

Ebenezer Hall – Family Service & Buffet Tea, 5.30pm

AUGUST 2016

all month: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – ‘Elemental’ by Peter Davis

until 7th: Fiddle Frenzy events continue

until 14th: Da Gadderie Exhibition at Shetland Museum – ‘Tinkin’ Lang’ by Ingrid Arthur & Robyn Marwick

Mon & Wed (until 24th): Café in Walls at the Germatwatt Centre, open 11am-4pm

MONDAY 1st 

also 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th: Shetland Showcase of traditional music & crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre

TUESDAY 2nd

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

WEDNESDAY 3rd

Family Centre Services – National Playday at Gilbertson Park, 11am-4pm

Glasgow Celtic Supporters Club Shetland Branch – AGM in the Parkshed, St Sunniva Street at 6.30pm

THURSDAY 4th

Symbister Hall – Soup & Sweet, 12noon-2pm

Shetland Darts Association – Pre-AGM Meeting in Lerwick Legion (upstairs) at 8pm

FRIDAY 5th

to 7th: 114th Lerwick Regatta

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

SATURDAY 6th

Voe & District Agricultural Society – Annual Show at Tagon Showfield, followed by GTL Disco in Voe Hall at 9pm

Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

SUNDAY 7th

SYRA Rowing Championships hosted by Lerwick Boating Club, first race 12.30pm

MONDAY 8th

to 14th: Shetland Boat Week (www.shetlandboatweek.com)

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

TUESDAY 9th

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

WEDNESDAY 10th

to 14th: Interclub Sailing Regatta at Lerwick

Cunningsburgh & District Agricultural Society – Annual Show at Cunningsburgh Showfield

Shetland Library – Summer Reading Challenge: Paper Art Workshop, age 8-12years, 2-4pm

Survivors of Sexual Childhood Abuse Information & Resources – AGM at 8 Commercial Street at 6pm

THURSDAY 11th

& 25th: Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Baptist Church, Quoys, 10am-12noon

SATURDAY 13th

Walls & District Agricultural Society – Annual Show at Walls Showfield

Busy Dads – Fun & Games, Bruce Family Centre, 10am-12noon

Shetland Library – Summer Reading Challenge: Awards Ceremony, 11am

ShetFest 2016 at the Wheel Bar

WEDNESDAY 17th

Alzheimer Scotland – ‘Does Du Mind? Childhood Games and Toys/Playground Games’ in Shetland Museum, 2-3.30pm

THURSDAY 18th

to 20th: Shetland Country Music Club presents Hallur Joensen & Beddi Hansen (Faroe) in Garrison Theatre on 18th; Delting Boating Club on 19th; Lerwick British Legion on 20th

Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Mid Yell Hall, 11.30am-3pm; inc Launch of the Remo Age at 1.30pm & Stories from Jimmy Winchester

Shetland Darts Association – AGM in Lerwick Legion (upstairs) at 8pm

FRIDAY 19th

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

SATURDAY 20th

Da Big Bannock at North Roe (ticket holders only – tickets on sale in North Roe & Lochend Hall at 7pm on 10th August)

SUNDAY 21st

Mind Your Head Fun Run & Walk at Cunningsburgh + Teas & Children’s Activities

TUESDAY 23rd 

Shetland Islands CAB – AGM in Market House at 7.30pm

WEDNESDAY 24th

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

THURSDAY 25th

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

FRIDAY 26th

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

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

SATURDAY 27th

Unst Show

Westside Sheepdog Trials

SUNDAY 28th

until 4th Sep: Shetland Arts – Screenplay Festival

Bressay Garden and Produce Show

Tingwall Agricultural Museum – Sponsored Tractor Road Run

MONDAY 29th

Alzheimer Scotland – Carers Group/Positive Dementia Group Lunch at Frankie’s Chip Shop, 12noon-2pm

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

REGULAR & SUMMER 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) 

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 (25/3 to 30/9): Sumburgh Head Visitor Centre open 11am-5.30pm

daily (11/4 to 16/10): Quendale Water Mill open 10am-5pm; also open 1-10 Apr & 17-31 Oct by arrangement (www.quendalemill.co.uk)

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; 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 (1/5 to 30/9): Above & Under Water Shetland – Wildlife & Nature Boat Trips from Victoria Pier (www.underwatershetland.com)

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: Yoga Class in Sandness Hall, 7-8pm 

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

Mon (9/5 to 8/8): Mousa RSPB Nature Reserve – Guided Walk, 1-4pm

Mon (16/5 to 18/7): Sumburgh Head RSPB Nature Reserve – Guided Walk, 9.30-11am (meet at car park)

Mon (13/6 to 29/8): Sit & Sip Teas in Weisdale Kirk, 2-4pm

Mon & Wed (20/6-24/8): 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)

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

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 (until 31/5): Adult Ballet Classes in Islesburgh Community Centre, 6pm (07975 973195 for more details)

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

Tue: Yoga Class in Scalloway Youth Centre, 7.30-8.30pm

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

Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun (17/4 to 2/10): 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 (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. 27/1): 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)

Thu (to 1/9 (exc. 28/4)): Shetland Yoga Club meet in Islesburgh, 7-8.30pm

Thu: Alzheimer Scotland – Dementia Resource Centre open for drop in, 2-4pm

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

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

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 (13/5 to 2/9): Old Scatness Broch open 10.15am-4.30pm (last tour 4pm)

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 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

Sat & Sun (May to Sep): Honestas Charters trips from Voe Pier, 10am & 2pm (www.facebook.com/honestascherters)

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

daily exc. Sat (1/4 to 16/9): 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: Simmer Dim Charters Boat Trips (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: Discover Shetland Tours (www.discovershetland.net)

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

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

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

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)

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