24th October 2016
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.


until 30th: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – The Shetland Open: Black & White

until 12th Nov: Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum – Exhibition: ‘Neo Terra’ installation by Julia Barton


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

Aith Charity Shop – Half Price Sale, 7-9pm

Cunningsburgh Hall – 500 in the Ben End, 7.30pm


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

Family Variety Concert in Scalloway Hall at 7.30pm, in aid of Scalloway School Playground

First Foot Soldiers playing live in Muckle Roe Hall from 9.30pm


& 23rd: Burra History Group – Special Open Days + Calendar Launch & last chance to see Herring Fishing display at Easthouse, 2-5pm

Shetland Nursery Sheepdog Trials at Hillswick from 8.30am

Light Lunches in Walls Hall, 11am-4pm, in aid of Cancer charities

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

Big Bites Thai Buffet in Sound Hall, 6-11pm

Dunrossness & St Ninian’s & Fair Isle Church of Scotland – Kirk Sale & Auction in Bigton Hall, 7pm

Cunningsburgh History Group – Annual Auction in Cunningsburgh Hall at 7pm

Legion Scotland Scalloway Branch – Family Quiz at 7pm

RSPB Fright Night Tours at Voxter, 7-10pm, booking essential at Shetland Box Office

Cunningsburgh Hall – Games Night in Ben End, 8pm

Klub Revolution presents Thousand Yard Stare & The Dirty Lemons in Lerwick British Legion


Dragon Lord Technology present The VR Experience in Islesburgh Community Centre from 12noon

Mossbank Pyrotechnics – Car Boot Sale + Soup, Pudding & Homebakes in Mossbank Hall, 12noon-4pm

Sunday Teas & Indoor Car Boot + Sales Tables & Children’s Stalls in Tingwall Hall, 2-5pm, in aid of Scottish Air Ambulance Teddy Bear Fund

Mental Health Awareness Month – Sunday Teas in Levenwick Hall, 2-5pm, in aid of Mind Your Head, Samaritans & Sschair

Ollaberry Hall – Sunday Teas, 3-6pm

Aith Hall – High Teas, 4-6pm


Tavish Scott MSP – Surgery in Parliamentary Office, 171 Commercial Street, 1-2pm

Lerwick Old Time Dance Club – AGM in Room 16, Islesburgh Community Centre at 7pm

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

Demonstration of Clairvoyance in Sound Hall, 7.30pm


Teas, Children’s Stall, Sales Tables & Jumble in St Magnus Church Hall, 6-9pm, in aid of Sschair

Whiteness & Weisdale Hall – 500 at 7.30pm

Up-Helly-A’ 2017 – Mass Meeting of Guizers in Garrison Theatre at 7.30pm


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


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

Sound Community Association – AGM in the Sound Hall at 7pm

Circuit Classes start in Dunrossness School Hall, 7.30-8.30pm

Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Club Night with guests The Northumbrian Ranters in The Shetland Hotel at 7.30pm

South Mainland Community History Group – AGM in Quendale Watermill at 7.30pm


to 30th: Shetland Food Fair at Clickimin Centre

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

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

Lerwick Outdoor Bowling Club – AGM in Bowlers Bar, Clickimin at 6.30pm

Lerwick Amateur Swimming Club – Bingo & Beetle Drive Night in Gulberwick Hall, 7pm

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


‘Aroond in Circles’ charity ‘walk/run/cycle’ event for Disability Shetland (www.disabilityshetland.com)

Soup & Cake Lunch at 6 Charlotte Street, 11am-1.30pm, for homeless charity

Mareel – Forgotten Sons EP Launch, 7pm

Shetland Film Club showing ‘Havera: the story of an island’ + ‘Ragnar’ & short films in Skeld Hall, 7.30pm

Althing Debate – ‘Brexit is best for Shetland’ in Islesburgh Community Centre at 7.30pm

Cunningsburgh Hall – Games Night in Ben End, 8pm


Shetland Soccer Skills Development for ages P3,4,5 & 6, in Scalloway Games Hall, bookings to 01950 477840 (evenings)

Christmas Fair in Bigton Hall, 12.30-5pm


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

Alzheimer Scotland – AGM in Dementia Resource Centre, Burgh Road, 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)

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

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

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

Tue, Thu & Sat: Vaila Fine Art – Gallery open 11am-5pm

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: Traditional Music Sessions in Lounge Bar, Lerwick

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

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: Cullivoe Hall – Club Room open from 8pm

Fri & Sat: Posers Nightclub open in Grand Hotel, 10pm-3am

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


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

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, 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) (www.shetlandtextilemuseum.com)

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)

Fri (summer): Knitting & Spinning Demonstrations at Unst Heritage Centre, 2pm

Fri (summer): Skerries Community Cafe in the hall, 2-4pm 

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)

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

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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