4th 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.

APRIL 2016

until 12th Jun: Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum – Exhibition: ‘In a Shetland Landscape’ by Kay Aplin and Joseph Young

to 23rd: Shetland Country Music Club – visit of Philomena Begley, Aidan Quinn & Cliona Hagan appearing in Garrison Theatre, 21st, 7.30pm; Skeld Hall, 22nd, 8pm; Lerwick British Legion, 23rd, 9pm


& 23rd: Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year 2016 in Mareel; 22nd: juniors at 9.15am & intermediates at 1.30pm; 23rd: open at 9.15am; & Finals Concert (ticketed) at 7.30pm

Mid Brae Inn – Bubblerock Disco from 9.30pm


to 27th: Bible Teaching Week at Brae Gospel Hall

until 5th Jun: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition: ‘Bone & Shadow’ by Tony Humbleyard and Jack Webb

Shetland Heritage Day – Networking Event at Shetland Museum & Archives, 10am

Ollaberry School Parent Council – Coffee Morning & Car Wash at Ollaberry School, 10am-12.30pm

Tingwall Parish Jumble Sale in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 2-5pm

‘Meet the Candidate’ – Danus Skene SNP at SNP Campaign Rooms, Bank Lane, 2-4pm

Fishermen’s Mission – Mission Weekend 2016: Shetland Seafood Buffet at Da Haaf Restaurant, Scalloway, 6.30 for 7pm

Tingwall Hall – 35th Anniversary Dinner Dance with Cullivoe Band + Archive Film of ‘Building the hall’, 6pm for 7pm meal

Cunningsburgh Hall – Ben End open, 8-11pm

Informal Music Night at Bixter Hall from 8pm

Bigton Hall – Bingo at 8pm

Mid Brae Inn – BGD Efternoon Karaoke, 2.30-6pm; Muzzy Disco from 9.30pm


Fishermen’s Mission – Mission Weekend 2016: Morning Worship in Lerwick Baptist Church at 11am; Spring Nightcap Service in Baptist Church Hall, Hamnavoe, 8pm

Good As New Shop at Brae Youth Centre, open 2-4pm

Levenwick Hall – Queen’s Birthday Teas, 2-5pm, in aid of Relay for Life

Skeld Parent Council – Teas in Skeld Hall, 2-5pm

Shetland Community Orchestra – AGM in St Columba’s Church at 2.30pm

Ebenezer Hall – Family Service & Buffet Tea, 5.30pm

Burra Yoal Rowing Club – AGM in Burra Hall at 7.30pm

Scalloway Marina Users Association – AGM in Scalloway British Legion at 7.30pm


Alzheimer Scotland – Dementia Resource Centre open for drop-in, 10am-1pm

Alzheimer Scotland – Carers’ Group & Positive Dementia Group meet in the Lerwick Hotel, 3-4.30pm

Shetland Mandolin Band meet in Gulberwick Hall at 7.30pm (players welcome to come at any time)


Alzheimer Scotland – Dementia Resource Centre open for drop-in, 10am-1pm

Lerwick Boating Club – AGM in the clubhouse at 7.30pm


Alzheimer Scotland – Dementia Resource Centre open for drop-in, 10am-1pm

Alzheimer Scotland – Musical Minds with Alice Mullay in Scalloway Youth Centre, 1.30am-12noon

Over-60s Drop-In Café at Scalloway Youth Centre, 2-4pm

Nesting & Girlsta Up-Helly-A’ – AGM in South Nesting Hall at 8pm


until 2nd May: 36th Shetland Folk Festival (www.shetlandfolkfestival.com)

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

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


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

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

‘Scots on da Rock’ Spangin’ Spree in Clickimin Centre, 8pm, part of Shetland Folk Festival (www.shetlandfolkfestival.com)


Multiple Sclerosis Society (Shetland Branch) – AGM in Lerwick Town Hall at 11am

Aith Hall – GTL Disco from 9.30pm, over 18s



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 exc. Sat (1/4-16/9): Mousa Boat Trips (www.mousa.co.uk)

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 & 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: 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: 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

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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