26th September 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.


These details are subject to change or cancellation without prior notification. Check with organisers if unsure. 

all month (until 2nd Oct): Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum – Exhibition; ‘Edges & Extremes’ by Sally Booth & Evlynn Sharp

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

to 25th: Ebenezer Hall – Dr Alastair Noble: ‘Studies In Acts’, 7.30pm (11.45am & 6.15pm on 25th)



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

Community Sports Hub Meeting in Sandwick School at 6pm

South Mainland Up-Helly-A’ – AGM & First Mass Meeting in Ness Boating Club at 7pm



& 24th: Shetland Country Music Club – Country Jamboree Weekend with Hazel Cumming, Country Features & Cowboy Larry, Calum & Friends in Skeld Hall at 8pm on 23rd; Country/Gospel Concert with Country Features & Cowboy Larry, The North Ness Boys in Garrison Theatre at 7.30pm on 23rd; plus Hazel Cumming & Country Features & Cowboy Larry in Lerwick British Legion on 24th at 9pm

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

Dr Alastair Noble, Director of the Centre for Intelligent Design – DVD Presentation: ‘Darwin or Design?’ in Shetland Museum at 7.30pm

Beyond Promotions presents Seann Walsh at Hillswick Hall

Walls & District Toddler Group – AGM in Walls Hall at 8pm

Mid Brae Inn – Live Music with Scaldin Bragg from 9.30pm



until 2nd Oct: Shetland Wool Week

& 25th: Ollaberry Hall – ‘The Happening’: A Celebration of Northmavine Haps & Shawls + Teas & Tab-nabs, 3-6pm

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

The Revellers – Family Concert in Clickimin at 4.30pm

South Mainland Cancer Support Group – Sale of Work in Bigton Hall, doors 6.30pm

South Shetland Darts Association – G&G Mixed Doubles at Ness Boating Club, names in 7pm

Sandwick Carnegie Hall – Family Supper Dance with Music by Peter Wood & Friends, 7.30-10.30pm

Shetland Baptist Association – Praise Service with the Rev. Martin Hodson in Hamnavoe Baptist Church Hall at 7.30pm

Informal Music Night in Bixter Hall, 8pm

The Revellers – ‘Skeletons’ Album Launch Concert also feat. First Foot Soldiers, Steven Robertson & DJ Lyall in Clickimin Centre, tickets Shetland Box Office

Cunningsburgh Hall – Games Night in Ben End, 8-11pm

Welcome Inn, Mossbank – Turbo Tunes from 9pm


SUNDAY 25th 

Bigton Hall – Soup, Sandwiches & Homebakes, 12.30-5pm

Ebenezer Hall – Family Service & Buffet Tea at 5.30pm



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

Alistair Carmichael MP – Surgery in Parliamentary Office, 171 Commercial Street, 5-6pm

Mind Your Head – AGM in Market House at 5.30pm

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

New Brass Band meet in the Flower Park Pavilion at 7.30pm



Alistair Carmichael MP – Surgery in Foula

Community Sports Hub Meeting in Scalloway Youth Centre at 6pm

Whiteness & Weisdale Hall – 500 at 7.30pm



Alistair Carmichael MP – Surgeries in Fetlar Hall, 12noon-1pm, and Brae Hall, 5.15-6.15pm

Traditional Tai Chi in Room 12, Islesburgh at 6.15pm

SNAP (Special Needs Adult Parties) – AGM in Radio Room, Islesburgh Community Centre at 7pm

Variety Concert in St Columba’s Kirk at 7pm



Alistair Carmichael MP – Surgery in Fair Isle 

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

Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Sandwick School, 2-4pm

Ragged Wood presents Fara, Himmerland & Haltadans in Mareel

Shetland Showcase Variety Concert in Garrison Theatre at 7.30pm, in aid of Congregational Church



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

Fleece Competition at Shetland Marts

The Gideons International – Friends’ Night in Lerwick Baptist Church 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: 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, 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, Thu & Sat: Vaila Fine Art – Gallery open 11am-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: 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: 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 (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, 10pm-3am

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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