27th May 2015
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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 720320; 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.

MAY 2015


until 31st: Bonhoga Gallery  – Open Winners’ Exhibition: ‘Malakoff’

until 13th Jun: Shetland Textile Museum at Bod of Gremista – Exhibition: ‘Elements’ (work by 3rd year Shetland College students)



to 23rd: Shetland ForWirds presents ‘Tell Wiz!’ in Garrison Theatre

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

Shetland U3A – Out & About Day at Da Gadderie, Shetland Museum, 2pm



& 23rd: Youth Arts Festival events & workshops at Mareel, Shetland Museum & Islesburgh; 22nd 1.30-5pm & 23rd 10.30am-5pm (sign up at Islesburgh); also Evening Gig presented by Shetland Young Promoters Group with live music by Autopilot, Mis Behavin & Blind Summit, 7.30-10.30pm, tickets Shetland Box Office

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

End Time Café + ‘Jesus is King’ biblical exposition & discussion, in Brae Youth Centre, 7.30pm



until 19th Jul: Da Gadderie Exhibition at Shetland Museum – ‘Taatit Rugs: the Pile Bedcovers of Shetland’

& 24th: Da Voe Bakery’s Centenary Weekend at Pierhead, Voe inc. Opening Ceremony + events, stalls, yoal racing etc from 2-7pm on 23rd; Live Music + Disco in Pierhead Bar from 9pm on 23rd; Wreath Laying & Service at 11am on 24th; Teas etc in the Pierhead Bar at 1pm on 24th

British Red Cross – Coffee Morning in Lerwick Town Hall, 10am-12noon

South Nesting Hall – Fish & Chips, 5-7.30pm

Legion Scotland-Scalloway – Family Bingo, 7.30pm



Eshaness Community Centre – Soup & Sweet, 12noon-4pm

North Mainland Gardening Club – Plant Sale & Teas in Brae Hall, 2-5pm

Royal Voluntary Service – Teas & Homebakes in Cunningsburgh Hall, 2-5pm

Shetland Golf Club – Sunday Teas at Dale Club House, 2.30-5pm

Bigton Toddlers – Sunday Teas in Bigton Hall, 2.30-5.30pm

Symbister Public Hall – AGM in the hall at 6pm

East Voe Marina Users Association – AGM in Trondra Hall at 8pm



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

Levenwick Hall – AGM in the hall at 7.30pm



Shetland U3A – Reading Group at Islesburgh, 2pm

Tingwall Public Hall – AGM in the hall at 7pm



Cruise Ship Sea Adventurer in Lerwick Harbour

Shetland College – Open Evening, 5.30-7.30pm

Ulsta Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

Learn@Mareel Student Showcase



CANCELLED: Shetland Country Music Club presents Nicky James & the Nicky James Band in Garrison Theatre, 28th at 7.30pm; Carnegie Hall, Sandwick, 29th at 8pm; Lerwick British Legion, 30th at 9pm

Shetland U3A – Computing Group at Adult Education, Anderson High School, 2pm

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

Alistair Carmichael MP – Constituency Surgery in Parliamentary Office, 171 Commercial Street, 4.30-5.30pm



to 31st: Shetland Needleworkers – ‘Design & Fantasy in Quilts’ with Sheena Norquoy; Talk on 29th; ‘Fantasy Birds’ workshop on 30th; ‘Linen & Lace’ workshop on 31st; in Islesburgh Community Centre, bookings to 693815

& 30th:  Ragged Wood presents Admiral Fallow in Mid Yell Hall on 29th with support Haltadans and Megan & Lauren; in Mareel on 30th with local support tbc, tickets (over 14s only) Shetland Box Office

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

Album Launch of North Ness Boys’ new album ‘Sweet by and by’, in St Columba’s Church, 7.30pm

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



Walls Swimming Pool – Coffee Morning + Sales Tables, Plants etc in Walls Hall, 10.30am-12.30pm

Shetland Horticultural Society – Annual Plant Sale in Tingwall Hall, 11am-3pm

Ness Boating Club – Supper Night & Darts Competition & Presentation

Levenwick Hall – French Bistro Night + Gallery, booking essential 01950 422353 or 422473

Shetland Variety Concert in Vidlin Hall, 7pm, in aid of Delting UHA Galley Shed funds

Bixter Hall – Informal Music Night, 8pm



Walk to Cure Diabetes (jdrf.org.uk/walks) – meet at Gilbertson Park Games Hall

Sale of Paintings by James Thomason at Levenwick Hall, 11am-5pm, in aid of Nepal Disaster Funds

Baltasound Hall – Farmers Market, 12noon-2pm

CLAN – ‘Feel Good Day’ with stalls, teas etc, in Sound Hall, 12noon-4pm

Bressay Hall – Teas + Plant&Seedling Sale/Exchange, 2-4pm in aid of Nepal Crisis

Shetland Gymnastics Club – Sunday Teas & Indoor Car Boot etc in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 2-5pm

Hillswick Hall – Sunday Teas & Plant Sale, 3-5pm

Shetland Ex-Whalers Association – AGM in Shetland Amenity Trust Office, Garthspool at 6.30pm

Ulsta Hall, Yell – Quiz Night, 7.30pm

Scalloway Fire Festival – AGM in Scalloway Boating Club 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 (1/4 to 30/9): Sumburgh Head Visitor Centre open 11am-5.30pm

daily (13/4 to 11/10): Quendale Water Mill open 10am-5pm; also open 1-12 Apr & 12-31 Oct by arrangement (www.quendalemill.co.uk)

daily (15/4 to 15/9 & by arrangement): Seabirds-and-Seals Boat Trips around Bressay & Noss, from Victoria Pier 10am & 2pm (www.seabirds-and-seals.com)

daily (until 30/9): Above & Under Water Shetland – Wildlife & Nature Boat Trips leave Victoria Pier, 9.45am & 1.45pm (07788 665565)

daily (17/4 to 30/9): Tangwick Haa Museum open 11am-5pm; also open 1-16 Apr & Oct by arrangement

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Hoswick Visitor Centre, Sandwick open 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm; also open Apr & Oct by arrangement

daily (2/5 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)

Mon: Drop-In Craft Day at Centre for Creative Industries, Sellafirth, Yell, 10am-12.30pm

Mon (11/5/15 to 10/8/15): RSPB Mousa Nature Reserve – Guided Walk, 1-4pm

Mon to Sat: CLAN Shetland Wellbeing Centre, St Magnus Street, open 10am-4pm (01595 720320)

Mon to Sat: Shetland Family History Society open at 6 Hillhead, 2-4pm; also Tue, Wed, Thu (May to Aug) open 10am-12noon (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: Traditional Music Sessions in the Douglas Arms (Marlex)

Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun (19/4 to 30/9): 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 (2/5 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) (http://shetlandtextilemuseum.wordpress.com)

Wed: CLAN – Gentle Yoga/Relaxation sessions in Support & Wellbeing Centre, 20a St Magnus Street, book in advance 01595 720320

Wed: Tai Chi (for age 16+) in Room 12, Islesburgh Community Centre, 6.15pm

Wed & (occasional) Thu: Traditional Music Sessions in Lounge Bar, Lerwick

Wed (term time): Yell Community Library open in Mid Yell JH School, 6-8pm

1st Wed of month: CLAN Peerie Yarn at 20a St Magnus Street, 12noon-2pm 

2nd & 4th Wed of month: Craft Night at Bixter Hall, 7pm

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

Thu (16/4 to 10/09): Shetland Yoga in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7-8.30pm 

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

2nd 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

last Sat of month (exc. Jul & Dec): Shetland Scrapbookers meet in Methodist Schoolroom, 10am-1pm

Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat (18/4-30/8): Noss National Nature Reserve open 10am-5pm (info line 0800 107 7818)

various: 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: Shetland Small Group Tours (www.shetlandtours.co.uk)

various: Island Trails Tours (www.island-trails.co.uk)

various: Shetland Geotours Tours (www.shetlandgeotours.com)

various: Shetland Nature Tours (www.shetlandnature.net)

various: Unseen Shetland Tours (www.unseenshetland.com)

various: RSPB events and activities (www.rspb.org.uk/reserves)

various: Up-Helly-A’ Exhibition open in Galley Shed, St Sunniva Street

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

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