22nd November 2019
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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 Arts Box Office – 01595 745500 (www.shetlandarts.org); Shetland Museum & Archives – 01595 695057.

 

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DECEMBER 2019

until 22nd Dec: Bonhoga Gallery – ‘This Winter’: a selling exhibition of art & craft from Shetland & the UK

1st: Shetland Clay Target Club – AGM at the Black Gaet shooting ground at 10am 

1st: Sandwick Carnegie Hall – Christmas Craft Fair & Market, 12-3pm

1st: Christmas Fair, Soup & Sweet in Aith Hall, 12.30-2.30pm

1st: Advent Teas, Sales Tables & Santa’s Grotto in Walls Hall, 2-5pm

3rd to 14th: Open Door Drama presents ‘Sleeping Beauty’ pantomime in the Garrison Theatre

3rd: Cope Ltd – AGM at Cope, Marina Business Park, at 4.30pm

3rd: Lerwick Marina Users Association – AGM in Radio Room, Islesburgh Community Centre at 6.30pm

3rd: Sound Hall – Senior Citizens Christmas Party, 7pm

6th: Public Talk – ‘Scottish Pelagic Industry Data Self-Sampling: a case study for an industry-science initiative’ at NAFC Marine Centre, 2-3pm

7th: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

7th: North Roe & Lochend Hall – Pre-Crimbo Cocktail Night

9th: Shetland Mandolin Band meet in Islesburgh Community Centre at 7.30pm

10th: Shetland Voluntary Nail Cutting Service – General Meeting to formally wind up the service, in Market House at 2pm

11th: Shetland Museum – Talk on Grayson Perry’s ‘A Potted Biography’ Exhibition

12th: Sound Hall – Muckle Christmas Quiz Night, 7.30pm

14th: Cunningsburgh Hall – 500 & Games Night, 7-11pm

14th: Westside Informal Traditional Music Night in Aith Hall (Rankin Lounge) from 8pm

18th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session in Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

19th: Sandwick Carnegie Hall – Christmas at the Carnegie (tbc)

20th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session in Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

21st: North Roe & Lochend Hall – Bairns’ Christmas Party

28th: North Roe & Lochend Hall – Peerie Raft Race

28th: Voe Hall – Rack ‘n’ Ruin Festive Spree from 8.30pm,over 18s

31st: Hogmanay at Mareel with Kinnaris Quintet + local artists

 

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SOME DATES FOR 2020

(note: some events are provisional or are subject to change; check press for details)

8th Jan: Shetland Museum – Talk on Grayson Perry’s ‘A Potted Biography’ Exhibition

10th Jan: Scalloway Fire Festival

11th Jan: Westside Informal Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall from 8pm

18th Jan: Bixter Hall Music Night, 8pm

28th Jan: Lerwick Up-Helly-A’ & Lerwick Junior Up-Helly-A’

7th Feb: Nesting & Girlsta Up-Helly-A’

8th Feb: Westside Informal Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall from 8pm

14th Feb: *Uyeasound Up-Helly-A’

15th Feb: Bixter Hall Music Night, 8pm

21st Feb: Northmavine Up-Helly-A’

28th Feb: Cullivoe Up-Helly-A’

28th Feb: Bressay Up-Helly-A’

29th Feb: Norwick Up-Helly-A’

13th Mar: South Mainland Up-Helly-A’

14th Mar: Westside Informal Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall from 8pm

20th Mar: Delting Up-Helly-A’

21st Mar: Bixter Hall Music Night, 8pm

Walls Junior Up-Helly-A’ TBC

11th Apr: Westside Informal Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall from 8pm

18th Apr: Bixter Hall Music Night, 8pm

19th Apr: Shetland Field Studies Group Guided Walk – South Mainland: (multiple sites) Geological Exploration Special (book at tourist office)

30th Apr-3rd May: 40th Shetland Folk Festival

2nd May: Shetland Field Studies Group Guided Walk – Unst: (multiple sites) Discovering Historic Ice Houses (book at tourist office)

9th May: Westside Informal Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall from 8pm

16th May: Bixter Hall Music Night, 8pm

17th May: Shetland Field Studies Group Guided Walk – Burra Isle: Historic Coastal Features & Seabirds (book at tourist office)

6th Jun: Shetland Field Studies Group Guided Walk – West Mainland: Clousta Loch, Crofting, Gardens & Wildlife (book at tourist office)

13th Jun: Westside Informal Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall from 8pm

16th Jun: Shetland Field Studies Group Guided Walk – Fetlar: multiple sites & features (book at tourist office)

20th Jun: Bixter Hall Music Night, 8pm

6th Jul: Shetland Field Studies Group Guided Walk – Noss: Viking Treasure Hunt/Fossil Raindrop Hunting (book at tourist office)

11th-19th Jul: UnstFest 2020

11th Jul: Westside Informal Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall from 8pm

18th Jul: Bixter Hall Music Night, 8pm

21st Jul: Shetland Field Studies Group Guided Walk – Bressay: Muckle Hell, Geology and Wild Flowers (book at tourist office)

3rd Aug: Shetland Field Studies Group Guided Walk – Central Mainland: Voe to Weisdale Ridge Walk (book at tourist office)

8th Aug: Westside Informal Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall from 8pm

15th Aug: Bixter Hall Music Night, 8pm

18th Aug: Shetland Field Studies Group Guided Walk – Out Skerries: Archaeology Special & Wild Flowers (book at tourist office)

5th Sep: Yell Show 2020

7th Sep: Shetland Field Studies Group Guided Walk – North Mainland: Ronas Hill, Fellfield & Prehistory (book at tourist office)

12th Sep: Westside Informal Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall from 8pm

19th Sep: Bixter Hall Music Night, 8pm

22nd Sep: Shetland Field Studies Group Guided Walk – Yell: Whalfirth to Graveland (book at tourist office)

26th Sep to 4th Oct: Shetland Wool Week

5th Oct: Shetland Field Studies Group Guided Walk – East Mainland: Autumn Botanical Special at Nesting (book at tourist office)

8th to 12th Oct: 33rd Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival

10th Oct: Westside Informal Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall from 8pm

17th Oct: Bixter Hall Music Night, 8pm

20th Oct: Shetland Field Studies Group Guided Walk – Central Mainland: Brae, Sullom & Historical and Wartime sites (book at tourist office)

14th Nov: Westside Informal Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall from 8pm

21st Nov: Bixter Hall Music Night, 8pm

12th Dec: Westside Informal Music Night in Rankin Lounge, Aith Hall from 8pm

19th Dec: Bixter Hall Music Night, 8pm


REGULAR  & SUMMER EVENTS

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

Mon: Peerie Stars Toddler Group in Lerwick Baptist Church, 10.30am-12noon

Mon: Monday Club in Lerwick Baptist Church, 6.15-8pm, ages P4-P7 

Mon: Lerwick British Legion – Bingo Night

Mon: Circuit Classes at Sandwick Social Club, 7-8pm 

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

Mon: Ness Accordion & Fiddle Club meet in Levenwick Hall, 8pm

Mon (Jun to Aug): Shetland Showcase of traditional music & crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7pm

Mon & Thu: Jazzercise in Brae Hall, 6.30pm (FB: Jazzercise Shetland Up North with Morwenna)

Mon to Fri: CLAN Shetland Wellbeing Centre, St Magnus Street, open 10am-1pm (or at other times by arrangement, Tel: 01595 697275)

Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: Alzheimer Scotland – Dementia Resource Centre, Burgh Road, open for drop in, 10am-1pm 

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: Jazzercise in South Nesting Hall, 6pm (FB: Jazzercise Shetland Up North with Morwenna)

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

Tue: Shetland Arts – Wellbeing Choir in Mareel/Lerwick Methodist Church, 7pm (check venue with Mareel)

Tue: Northmavine Fiddle & Accordion Club meet in Hillswick Hall from 8pm

Tue (summer): Traditional Music Sessions in the Douglas Arms (Marlex)

Tue (summer): Sailing Trips on Dim Riv longship from Victoria Pier, 7pm (www.dimriv.com)

Tue to Sat (end Apr to 6/10): Shetland Textile Working Museum at Bod of Gremista open 12noon-5pm (www.shetlandtextilemuseum.com) 

Tue to Sun (Easter to end Sep): Shetland Gallery at Sellafirth, Yell, open 11am-5pm (2-5pm Sun)

Tue, Wed & Thu: Lerwick British Legion – Jazzercise Classes (10.30am Tue & Thu; 5.30pm Wed)

Tue, Wed, Thu & Frid (14/5 to 6/9): Old Scatness Broch & Iron Age Village open 10am-4.30pm (last tour at 4pm)

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat (summer): Speldiburn Café, Bressay open 11am-3.00pm (9.30am-3pm Sat); Good as New Shop open 12.30-2.30pm (www.bressay.org)

Tue, Thu & Sat (May to Sep): Shetland Reel Distillery, Unst – Guided Tour at 12noon 

Tue, Thu & Sat: Vaila Fine Art – Gallery open 11am-5pm 

Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun (May to Sep): The Cabin Museum, Vidlin, open 1-5pm 

Tue, Fri, Sat (May to Sep): Up-Helly-A’ Exhibition open in Galley Shed, St Sunniva Street (2-4pm Tue & Sat; 7-9pm Tue & Fri)

Tue, Fri, Sat (winter): Speldiburn Café, Bressay open 12noon-2.30pm (9.30-110.30am on Sat); Good as New Shop open 12.30-2.30pm (www.bressay.org)

 

Wed: Salvation Army – Drop-in Café & Friendship Group, 11.30am-1.30pm 

Wed: Over-60s Drop-In Café at Scalloway Youth Centre, 2-4pm  

Wed: Traditional Tai Chi (for age 18+) in Room 12, Islesburgh Community Centre, 6.15pm

Wed: Life Drawing class at Mareel, 7pm 

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: Shetland Fiddlers’ Society meet in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7-9pm (all welcome to play and listen)

Wed: Rotary Club of Shetland meet in the Lerwick Hotel, 7pm

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

Wed & Thu: Lerwick British Legion – Barre Concept Shetland (12.10 Wed; 5.30 Thu)

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

Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun (May to Sep): Whalsay Heritage Centre open 2-5pm; also open Apr & Oct by arrangement (www.whalsayheritage.co.uk) 

Wed, Fri, Sun: Bressay Heritage Centre open 1-4pm (www.bressay-history-group.org)

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

 

Thu: Alzheimer Scotland – Dementia Resource Centre, Burgh Road open for drop in, 2-5pm 

Thu: Circuits Class at Dunrossness School Hall, 7.30-8.30pm 

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

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: Staneyhill Hall – Shetland Times Day, 10am-12noon, have tea/coffee and chat about the news 

Fri: Cullivoe Hall – Club Room open from 8pm

Fri (summer): Knitting & Spinning Demonstrations at Unst Heritage Centre, 2pm

Fri (summer): Skerries Community Cafe in the hall, 2-4pm 

1st & 3rd Fri of month: Mixology@Mareel (live DJs + cocktails & mocktails) 

 

Sat: Bressay Parkrun at 9.30am (9am ferry from Lerwick)

Sat: Shetland Library – Storytime at 11.30am 

Sat: Burravoe (Peerie) Hall open from 8.30pm

Sat: Douglas Arms (The Marlex) – Karaoke

Sat: Posers Nightclub open in Grand Hotel, 10pm-3am 

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 Scrapbooking Club meet in Methodist Schoolroom, 10am-1pm

Sat (monthly): Bixter Hall – Informal Traditional Music Session from 8pm (check press for dates)

 

Sun (May to Aug): Cunningsburgh History Group – premises open for local history displays, Mosquito memorial, Adam Christie memorial and Quee boat, 2-5pm

2nd & 4th Sun of month: Open Mic at Mareel, 4pm

daily (exc. Sun): Shetland Family History Society open at 6 Hillhead, 2-4pm (www.shetland-fhs.org.uk) 

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: Thule Charters Noss Boat Trips (www.nossboattours.com)

daily (Apr to Oct): Shetland Seabird Tours Noss Boat Trips (www.shetlandseabirdtours.com)

daily (Apr to Oct): Seabirds-and-Seals Noss Boat Trips (www.seabirds-and-seals.com)

daily (exc. Sat, mid-Apr to mid-Sep): Mousa Boat Trips (www.mousa.co.uk)

daily (15/4 to 13/10): Quendale Water Mill open 10am-5pm; at other times by arrangement (www.quendalemill.co.uk) 

daily (exc. Fri, 16/4 to 1/10): Old Haa, Burravoe open 10am-4pm; Sun 2-5pm 

daily (17/4 to 30/9): Tangwick Haa Museum open 11am-5pm; also Apr & Oct by arrangement (www.tangwickhaa.org.uk) 

daily (18/4 to 6/10): Scalloway Museum open 11am-4pm; Sun 2-4pm (www.scallowaymuseum.org) 

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Hoswick Visitor Centre, Sandwick open 10am-5pm; at other times by arrangement

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Unst Heritage Centre open 11am-4pm; Sun 2-4pm; also Knitting & Spinning Demonstrations, 2pm Fri; 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-4pm (www.shetland-museum.org.uk)

daily (May to Sep): Cullivoe Up-Helly-A’ Exhibition open in the Cullivoe Galley Shed (manned on Sundays 2-4pm; self-guide at other times)

by arrangement: Airtask Scenic Flights from Tingwall Airport (www.airtask.com)

by arrangement: Simmer Dim Charters Boat Trips (www.simmerdimcharters.com)

by arrangement: Island Trails Guided Tours (www.island-trails.co.uk) 

by arrangement: Discover Shetland Guided Tours (www.discovershetland.net) 

by arrangement: Nicolson’s Tours (www.nicolsonsgroup.com)

by arrangement: Robinson Transport Tours (www.robinson-transport.co.uk) 

by arrangement: Grantfield Garage Private Tours (www.grantfieldgarage.co.uk) 

by arrangement: J & DS Halcrow Shetland Explorer tours (www.shetlandexplorer.co.uk)

by arrangement: Shetland Nature Tours (www.shetlandnature.net)

by arrangement: Kittywake Guided Tours (www.kittywaketours.com)

by arrangement: The Shetland Pony Experience at Bridge End, Burra (www.facebook.com/ShetlandPonyExperience)

by arrangement: Meet the original ‘Shetland Ponies in Sweaters’ on the Westside (01595 809432 to book)

by arrangement: Shetland Craft Trail – Shetland Arts & Crafts members open to visitors (www.shetlandartsandcrafts.co.uk/crafttrail.html) 

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

various: Gardens open (www.scotlandsgardens.org) 

various: Sailing Trips on the Swan (www.swantrust.com)

May to Sep: Nonavaar, Levenwick – James Thomason’s Garden & Studio open in aid of Scotland’s Gardens (01950 422447)

all year: Films and events at Mareel (www.tickets.shetlandarts.org/Sales) 

all year: Shetland Museum & Archives exhibitions, events and activities (www.shetland-museum.org.uk) 

all year: Bonhoga Gallery at Weisdale Mill exhibitions (www.shetlandarts.org.uk) 

 

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