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.

JULY 2014

until 3rd Aug: Old Haa, Yell – ‘Behind the Screens’ exhibition of printmaking by Jono Sandilands

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

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

THURSDAY 24th

until 1st Aug: Shetland National Fireball Championships & Fireball European Sailing Championships in Lerwick Harbour

to 27th: Skeld Regatta Weekend inc. Eela Competition on 24th at 6.30pm; Regatta Concert at 7pm & GTL Disco from 9pm on 25th; Sailing Programme + Family Day on 26th followed by live music with the Revellers from 9pm; Regatta Songs of Praise on 27th at 2pm

Shetland Museum – ‘Under the Sea’ workshops: age 3-5yrs, 10.30-11am; age P1-3 2-3pm

‘Bluebird of Happiness’ Crochet Class at Bod of Gremista, 7-9pm, booking essential (01595 694386)

FRIDAY 25th

Cruise Ship Sea Cloud II in Lerwick Harbour

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

Sandwick Fun Day – Treasure Hunt starts 6.30pm at Sandwick Social Club

Ragged Wood Promotions present Declan O’Rourke Live at Mareel + support Adam Guest + Chloe Robertson, 7 for 7.30pm

Skeld Regatta – Shetland Variety Concert with Tamar & Beenie + more in Skeld Hall, 7pm

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

SATURDAY 26th

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

& 27th: Shetland Riding & Equestrian Club – Alison Fellows Clinic (more info 01595 840283)

Yell Sheepdog Trials at Westsandwick from 9am

Open Day at Transition Turriefield, Sandness, 10am-4pm

Saturday Teas & Car Boot Sale at Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 12noon-4pm

Sandwick Fun Day inc. Football Tournament, Stalls, BBQ, Sheep Race etc, 1-5pm

Fetlar Fun Day from 11am till late inc. Fetlar 4.5km Fun Run, Craft Demonstrations, Suppers,  & Dance with Country Rok (www.fetlar.org)

RSPB – Fetlar Fun Day Date with Nature at Tresta Beach, Fetlar (Guided Walk 11am; Beach Activities 1.30pm); booking 07721 918764

Burravoe Fishing Competition

Ffancytunes – Summer Concert in St Magnus Church at 3pm

Cunningsburgh Hall – Games Night, 8pm

SUNDAY 27th

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

Vidlin Hall – Sunday Market & Teas, 2-5pm

South Nesting Hall – Sunday Teas & Car Boot Sale, 2-5pm

Nesting History Group – Open Day in Old South Nesting School, 2-5pm

Cunningsburgh Hall – Sunday Teas & Car Boot Sale, 2.30-5.30pm

Bridge End Kirk – Exhibition: All Creatures Great & Small open 2.30-4.30pm, also music by Alison Kay & Liza

Scalloway Fire Festival – AGM in Scalloway Boating Club at 7.30pm

MONDAY 28th

to 2nd Aug: Commonwealth Celebration week of events in Fetlar (www.fetlar.org)

Alistair Carmichael MP – Surgery in Parliamentary Office, 171 Commercial Street, 12.30-1.30pm

Shetland Showcase at Islesburgh Community Centre with Liza Fullerton & Alison Kay Ramsay and Sophie Moar & Mike Laurenson 7 for 7.30pm

TUESDAY 29th

also 5th & 15th Aug: Own-A-Pony Days at Shetland Equestrian Centre, 10am-3.30pm

Cruise Ship Prinsendam in Lerwick Harbour

Shetland Museum – ‘Nature’ workshops: age P1-3, 10.30-12noon; age P4-7 1.30-4pm

Talk on Arthur Anderson by Brian Smith, Shetland Archivist, in Bod of Gremista at 7.30pm, booking essential 01595 694386

WEDNESDAY 30th

Cruise Ships Hebridean Princess and Azamara Journey in Lerwick Harbour

Shetland Sheepdog Trials Association – Annual Trial at Swinister, Tingwall from 9am

Shetland Library – Dragon Facepaints workshop, ages 8-12, 2-4pm

Demonstration of Clairvoyance by Dawn Brooks in Sound Hall, 7.30pm

THURSDAY 31st

until 3rd Aug: Scalloway Regatta

Cruise Ships Celebrity Infinity and Brilliance of the Seas in Lerwick Harbour

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

Shetland Museum – ‘Nature’ workshops: age P1-3, 10.30-12noon; age P4-7 1.30-4pm

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

Scalloway Regatta Car Treasure Hunt, starts 6.30pm at Scalloway Boating Club

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

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

Shetland Family History Society – Talk: ‘Sharing Shetland Surnames – Patronyms in Shetland’ by Dr Alan Beattie in Shetland Museum auditorium, 7.30pm

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)

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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