North Mainland Notes 10.04.09

Gie it a Go at Muckle Roe

Members of the Muckle Roe hall committee are asking folk to “Gie it a Go” at an event in the hall on Thursday night.

There will be a diverse range of demonstrations which folk are invited to try their hand at, including kishie makkin with Ewan Balfour, spinning with Winnie Balfour, flower arranging with Julie Inkster and the chance of a make-over and manicure with Babs Clubb.

There will also be a number of stalls showcasing Partylite Candles, The Body Shop, Virgin Vie and lots more to see and do.

The evening begins at 7.30pm and the admission fee of £2 for adults and £1 for bairns includes eight o’clocks.

Youth club family night The Hillswick Youth Club committee and SIC youth workers have joined forces to help stage three activity evenings for primary and secondary bairns from now until the summer holidays.

The first event takes place on Thursday 23rd April in the Hillswick hall from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. The organisers have a number of fun events lined up including crafts, badminton, pool and new age curling. Refreshments will be provided and everyone is encouraged to come along and join in the fun. Entry for bairns is £1 each and adults can go free. It is hoped that the activity evenings will encourage folk in the community to get involved with the youth club.

The SIC is still keen to recruit two part-time youth workers to enable the youth club to re-open on a weekly basis. Anyone who may be interested in either of the jobs should contact youth services manager Avril Nicol on (01595) 743830 for an informal discussion.

Easter fun in Hillswick

Families are invited to the Hillswick hall tomorrow afternoon at 2pm for a day of Easter fun. Activities for bairns will include card making, egg decoration, placemat making and soft play for younger bairns.

The organisers would like to remind bairns to bring along their homemade Easter bonnets for entry in the bonnet competition. Suppers will be served in the hall from 4.30pm to 6pm.

Final 500

On Wednesday night the final 500 of the season takes place in the Hillswick hall at 7.30pm. The evening will be rounded off with a prizegiving, a raffle and eight o’clocks.

Vidlin events

It’s eyes down for a bingo night at the Vidlin hall next Saturday at 7pm. During the evening there will also be eight o’clocks and a raffle.

Folk in the Vidlin area will get an opportunity to buy and sell fresh local produce on Saturday 16th May when there will be a Farmers’ Market in the hall. Tables will cost £10 for a large table or £5 for a small or shared table. To book telephone (01806) 577235.

Brae High teas and car boot

Pupils at Brae High School have organised Sunday teas and a car boot sale at the Brae hall on Sunday 19th April. The event is part of the school fund-raising effort towards forthcoming educational trips for pupils to Japan and Paris.

As well as teas and the car boot sale there will also be various side stalls including a tombola, lucky dip, a raffle and face painting. Anyone who would like to book a space for the car boot sale should telephone (01806) 522475.

Ideas for Hamefarin

As the 2010 Hamefarin moves ever closer, the organisers are trying to finalise bus trips and activities for visitors to attend while they are back in Shetland.

The organisers in Northmavine have a number of ideas for their part of the North Mainland trip, but they are keen to hear from anyone in Delting who would like to suggest interesting places the visitors might like to see.

Please get in touch with Maree Hay at the NCDC office with any ideas or suggestions. Telephone (01806) 544222 or e-mail

Da Muckle Roegues

Da Muckle Roegues toddler group meets every Monday in the Muckle Roe hall from 1pm to 3pm with a variety of activities including arts and crafts, soft play, construction, imaginary play and games.

As well as the more boisterous activities there is also a quiet story corner where bairns can relax and become absorbed in a book. The group welcomes everyone, a snack is provided and the session costs £1.50 for up to two children.

Variety reminder

Preparations for the variety concert in the Vidlin hall tomorrow night, organised by music student and Vidlin resident Karlyn Grains, are now in the final stages. The evening will feature a wide range of talent including music and humour and begins at 7.30pm.

Easter service

The North Roe Methodist Church is holding an Easter Day family service on Sunday at 6pm. Alma Duncan of Walls will lead the service which will feature local bairns singing a new Easter song. Folk are reminded to bring along a decorated hard-boiled egg to add to the church display.

Voe hall teas

Teas will be served in the Voe hall on Sunday from 2pm to 5pm. In addition there will be a car boot sale and sales tables and anyone who would like to book a table should phone (01806) 588394.

Master composting

As part of the Scottish Master Composter Programme, a host of evening events have been running throughout Shetland to encourage folk to take responsibility for the waste they produce, and to help people compost their food and garden waste at home.

The sessions are drawing to a close but the organisers will be at Ollaberry hall from 7pm to 8.30pm on Tuesday evening. Folk are invited to go along to find out how to get started. Following on from the success of previous years, the Green Day Environment Fair will be held in the Clickimin Leisure Complex on 9th and 10th May.

Maree Hay


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