24th May 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.

MAY 2016

all month (until 12/6): Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum – Exhibition: ‘In a Shetland Landscape’ by Kay Aplin and Joseph Young

all month (until 5/6): Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition: ‘Bone & Shadow’ by Tony Humbleyard and Jack Webb


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


& 21st: Posers Nightclub Dance Party, open 10pm-3am

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

SWRC – Family Bingo Night in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 7pm

Shetland District Cup Hockey Squad – Bingo in Lerwick Legion at 7.30pm, doors open 6.45pm

Book Launch of ‘Compass Head’ by Nat Hall in Shetland Library, 7.30-9pm

Morton Lodge No89 Social Club – ‘Masters’ Quiz


& 22nd: Open Weekend at Anne’s Plants at Sanick, Sandwick, 11am-5pm

Christian Aid Week – Coffee Morning in Methodist Church, Lerwick, 10am-12noon

Coffee Morning, Plant Sale & Sales Tables in Walls Hall, 10.30am-12.30pm, in aid of Walls & Sandness Church of Scotland

Cunningsburgh Hall – Soup & Sweet, 12noon-2pm, in aid of Relay for Life

Tingwall Hall – Soup & Sweet, 12noon-2pm, in aid of Christian Aid

Veer North Artists Group – AGM in Radio Room, Islesburgh Community Centre at 2pm

Lounge Bar – Charity Music Day with Fjanna at 4.30pm and Déjà Vu from 9pm, in aid of Relay for Life

Plant Sale in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 6.30pm, also Teas in aid of Relay for Life

Variety Concert in the Garrison Theatre, 7.30pm, in aid of Epilepsy Support Group (Shetland)

Cunningsburgh Hall – Main Hall open 8-11pm

Mareel – Bashies Bash 2016 – Too Late Now

Morton Lodge No89 Social Club – Live Music with Brian Morrison


Ollaberry Hall – Soup & Sweet + Teas etc, 12noon-4pm

Soup, Sandwiches & Sweets in Carnegie Hall, Sandwick, 12noon-2.30pm, in aid of Relay for Life

Burra Hall – Sunday Teas & Home Sellers Experience, 1-5pm, in aid of Shetland Riding Centre

Jumble Sale & Teas in South Nesting Hall, 1.30-5pm, in aid of Relay for Life

North Mainland Gardening Club – Charity Plant Sale & Teas in Brae Hall, 2-5pm

Shetland under-14s FC – Sunday Teas in Gulberwick Hall, 2-5pm

East Voe Marina Users Association – AGM in Trondra Hall at 8pm

Fishermen’s Mission – Nightcap Service at Scalloway Church of Scotland at 8pm


Little Tikes – AGM in Little Tikes, Tingwall at 6.30pm

Walls Swimming Pool Association – AGM at the pool at 7.30pm

Scottish Brass Band Association – ‘Come & Try Brass’ workshop in Room 12, Islesburgh Community Centre, 7.30-10pm


Tingwall Public Hall – AGM in the peerie hall at 7pm

Lerwick Marina Users Association – AGM in Lerwick Boating Club at 7pm

Lerwick Outdoor Bowling Club – EGM in Flower Park Pavilion at 7pm

Wool Growers of Shetland – AGM in Voe Hall at 7.30pm

RNLI Aith Branch – AGM in the shore station at 7.30pm


SIC Children’s Resource Services – Information Event in Room 16, Islesburgh Community Centre, 6.30-8.30pm

Shetland Fiddlers Society – AGM in Islesburgh Community Centre at 7pm


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

Mareel – The Unthanks, 7.30pm


to 29th: Shetland Needleworkers – Weekend Workshop with Sheena Norquay in Room 16, Islesburgh Community Centre

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

Dunrossness Baptist Church Bicentenary – The North Ness Boys in Concert, 7.30pm

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


to 29th: Shetland Relay for Life at Gilbertson Park

Shetland Horticultural Society – Annual Plant Sale in Tingwall Hall, 11am-3pm

Shetland Country Music Club – Local Night in Lerwick British Legion

Morton Lodge No89 Social Club – Live Music with David Bisset


Dunrossness Baptist Church Bicentenary – Evening of Old Time Redemption Songs, 6pm


Alzheimer Scotland – Carers Group & Positive Dementia Group Lunch

Mareel Film Quiz at 7pm

Scalloway Youth Centre Management Committee – AGM in the centre at 7.30pm




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

Mon, Tue & Wed: Dementia Resource Centre, Burgh Road, open 10am-1pm

Mon & Wed (20/6-24/8): Café in Walls at the Germatwatt Centre, 11am-4pm

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 (26/4-10/9): 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: Dementia Resource Centre, Burgh Road open 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-5pm (last tour 4.30pm)

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

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 (1/4-16/9): 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)

various: 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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