28th November 2015
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 31st Dec: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – ‘Svenska’: Swedish-inspired art, craft & design

to 29th: Selivoe Gospel Hall – Invitation to Gospel Meetings with speaker Mr Dan Gillies, 7.30pm on 25th, 26th & 27th & at 6pm on 29th


to 29th: ‘Hirda’ (NOISE Opera) at Mareel on 26th; Haroldswick Hall, Unst on 27th; Vidlin Hall on 28th; Carnegie Hall, Sandwick on 29th

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

Shetland Women’s Aid – AGM in SWA Office, 121a St Olaf Street at 5.30pm

Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Club Night with guest Leonard Brown (accordion) in the Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm


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

Christmas Craft Workshop with Ana Arnett & Amy Colvin in Peerie Shop Café – ‘Table Top Frosted Trees’, 5-9.30pm, bookings Shetland Box Office

Variety Concert in Hillswick Hall, 6.30 for 7.30pm

A Night with the North Ness Boys in Scalloway Hall, 7 for 7.30pm, in aid of Walter & Joan Gray Day Care

Shetland Library – ‘Tae Boldly Gang’ Scots/Shetland writing workshop with Matthew Fitt in Old Library Centre, 7-8.30pm

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

Mid Brae Inn – Bubblerock Disco from 9.30pm


& 29th: Shetland Amenity Trust – Pop-Up Bookshop + homebake tastings, author readings etc, 10am-4pm

& 29th: Shetland Museum – Shopping, Art & Books weekend with Book Launch: ‘Taatit Rugs: Shetland’s Pile Bedcovers’ by Dr Carol Christiansen at 12noon + opening of new Gadderie Exhibition: ‘Common Ground’ by 8 local artists, 12.30pm

until 21st Dec: Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum – Exhibition: ‘Common Ground’ by eight Shetland-based artists

Nativity Exhibition at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Prince Alfred Street, 10am-4pm

Walls Hall – Advent Coffee Morning & Sales Tables, 10.30am-12.30pm

Shetland Library/Shetland Arts – ‘The Great Muckle Itchy Coo Storytime’ with Matthew Fitt and Laureen Johnson, ages 5-8, 11am-12noon in Mareel Auditorium

Pelagic Sculpture Project – Free Drop-in Workshop in Shetland Museum, 11am-3pm

Symbister Hall – Christmas Market + Soup & Homebakes etc, 12noon-3pm

Saturday Lunches at Quoys Baptist Church, 12noon-2pm

Hamnavoe Hall – Christmas Fair, 2-4pm, in aid of Burra Parent & Toddlers Group

Mid Brae Inn – Efternoon Karaoke, 2.30-6pm

Living Lerwick Winter Festival – Christmas Light Switch-on Parade from Victoria Pier, 3.30pm

Ollaberry Hall – Curry Night, 5-7.30pm

Strictly Hearty Dancing event at Clickimin Centre, 7pm, in aid of British Heart Foundation

Althing Debate – ‘Modern parenting is spoiling our children’ in Tingwall Hall, 7.30pm

Apres Ski Cocktail Night & Quiz in Ness Boating Club, 7.30pm, in aid of ‘Walk the Walk’

Cunningsburgh Hall – Ben End Open 8-11pm

St Magnus Bay Hotel – Turbo Tunes Disco from 9pm


Christmas Craft Workshops with Ana Arnett & Amy Colvin in Peerie Shop Café – ‘Willow Wreaths’, 10.30am-1.30pm; ‘Hand Felted Decorations’, 2.30-4.30pm, bookings Shetland Box Office

Disco Divas – Free Taster Session ‘Sunday Afternoon Fever’ in Sound Hall, 2-3pm, over 16s, book on 07850 257897

Aith Hall – Teas, Car Boot & Santa’s Grotto, 2-5pm

Sandwick Junior High School – Christmas Fair, 2-4pm

Family Service & Buffet Tea in Ebenezer Hall, 5.30pm

Gospel Service in Mossbank Public Hall at 6pm, followed by Teas & Homebakes

St Magnus Church – A Meditative Evening Worship for Advent Sunday, 6.30pm

North Roe & Lochend Hall – Quiz Night, 7.30pm

Brae Community Hall – AGM in the clubroom at 8pm


Alzheimer Scotland – Carers Group & Positive Dementia Group meet in the Lerwick Hotel, 2-4.30pm

Bressay Public Hall – AGM in the hall at 7.30pm

Dunrossness Central Public Hall – AGM in the hall at 7.30pm

Shetland Mandolin Band session in Gulberwick Hall from 7.30-9.30pm (players welcome to come at any time)



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: Yoga Class in Sandness Hall, 7-8pm 

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

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 at 7.30pm (www.burrahistory.info/)

Tue: Shetland Library – Click Session, 10-11am

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

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: 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 

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

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

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 

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 

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 



Every care is taken in the compilation of this list. If you are aware of any errors or need details amended or added, please contact our office or send an email to info@shetlandtimes.co.uk

AboutShetland Times

The Shetland Times Ltd is Shetland’s leading communications organisation. Founded in 1872 the company publishes the islands’ popular weekly newspaper The Shetland Times.