21st November 2018
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 Arts Box Office – 01595 745500 (www.shetlandarts.org); Shetland Museum & Archives – 01595 695057.

 

NOVEMBER 2018

Tues (until 18th Dec): Shetland Arts – Wellbeing Choir, 7pm in Mareel/Lerwick Methodist Church (check venue with Shetland Arts)

until 23rd Dec: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – ‘All I Want For Christmas’

MONDAY 19th

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

 

TUESDAY 20th

Crofting Commission – Public Meeting in Islesburgh Community Centre at 7pm

Christmas Market in Cunningsburgh Hall, 7-9.30pm, in aid of Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal & Cunningsburgh Village Club

 

WEDNESDAY 21st

Developing the Young Workforce – Careers Event at Anderson High School, 5-8pm

Brae Hall – Christmas Shopping Night, 6.30-9pm

‘Shetland’s War’ Double Book Launch with Christian Tait & Jon Sandison in Lerwick Town Hall, 6.30 for 7pm

Bigton Hall – Senior Citizens Night, 7.30pm

 

THURSDAY 22nd

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

Shetland Tourism Association – AGM in Sound Hall, Lerwick at 5.30pm

Demonstration of Clairvoyance with Dawn Brooks in Sound Hall, 7.30pm

Shetland Library – John Hegley: ‘Peace, Love and Potatoes’, 7.30-8.30pm

Asta Clubhouse Informal Music Session

 

FRIDAY 23rd

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

The Althing Debate – ‘#Metoo is unfair to men’ in Room 12, Islesburgh at 7.30pm

 

SATURDAY 24th

Shetland Needleworkers – Workday in Islesburgh Community Centre

Speldiburn Good as New Shop, Bressay – Half-price Sale, 12.30-4pm; cafe open & crafts for sale

British Red Cross – Pop-up Kindness Café with free refreshments and activities in Sandveien Neighbourhood Centre, 2-5pm

Shetland Merchant Navy 2018 Dinner Dance in Masonic Club Function Suite

North Roe & Lochend Hall – Auction Sale

Follow the Vikings – ‘Discover the Vikings’ Family Fun Day at Shetland Museum, 10.30am-4pm; ‘International Roadshow’ audio-visual celebration at Mareel, 7.30pm

Ness Accordion & Fiddle Club – Variety Concert in Bigton Hall, 7.30pm

Bixter Hall – Informal Music Session from 8pm

Cunningsburgh Hall – Games Night, 8-11pm

Skeld Hall – First Foot Soldiers Gig, 9pm

Shetland Country Music Club – Country Rok in Lerwick British Legion, 9pm

 

SUNDAY 25th

Soup & Sweet Lunches + Sales Tables etc in Delting Boating Club, 12.30-230pm, in aid of Samaritans Shetland

Shetland Film Club/Shetland Arts – ‘The Work They Say Is Mine’ by Rosie Gibson + short films in Hillswick Hall, 2.30 for 3pm

Speldiburn Good as New Shop, Bressay – Half-price Sale, 3-4pm; cafe open & crafts for sale

 

MONDAY 26th

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

Mind Your Head – AGM in Market House at 5.30pm

Shetland Mandolin Band meets in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7.30pm

Morton Lodge No 89 Social Club – AGM in the Club at 7.30pm

 

WEDNESDAY 28th

until 8th Dec: Islesburgh Drama Group present their 32nd pantomime, ‘Puss in Boots’ by Ben Crocker, in the Garrison Theatre

Shetland Field Studies Group – Illustrated Talk ‘Shetland Migration’ by Richard Ashbee in Room 12, Islesburgh Community Centre at 7.00pm, followed by AGM

 

THURSDAY 29th

Student Night at Mareel, 7pm

Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Guest night with fiddler Claire Gullan and pianist/accordionist Martainn Skene in Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm

 

FRIDAY 30th

Staney Hill Hall – Tree Lighting, Live Music & Christmas Shopping Event

Sound Community Association – Family Night in Sound Hall, 6.30-9.30pm

Bixter Hall – Social & Games Night from 7.30pm

Mixology@Mareel from 9pm

 

>>Go to Next Month’s listings


REGULAR EVENTS

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

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: Salvation Army – Bible Study, 1.30-3pm

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

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

Tue, Fri, Sat: Speldiburn Café, Bressay open 12noon-2.30pm (9.30-11.30am 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 Room 10, Islesburgh Community Centre, 7-9pm (all welcome to play and listen) 

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

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

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 

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

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

Fri: Cullivoe Hall – Club Room open from 8pm

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: 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: 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 Scrapbookers meet in Methodist Schoolroom, 10am-1pm

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

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) 

 

SUMMER EVENTS

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

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 (16/4 to 14/10): Quendale Water Mill open 10am-5pm; at other times by arrangement (www.quendalemill.co.uk) 

daily (13/4 to 30/09): Scalloway Museum open 11am-4pm; Sun 2-4pm (www.scallowaymuseum.org)  

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 (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)

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

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

daily: Thule Charters Boat Trips (www.thule-charters.co.uk) 

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

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

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

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

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

Tue: 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 (24/4 to 7/10): Shetland Textile Working Museum at Bod of Gremista open 12noon-5pm (till 7pm on Thu) (www.shetlandtextilemuseum.com) 

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

Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun (1/5 to 30/9): The Cabin Museum, Vidlin, open 1-5pm 

Tue Fri, Sat (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) 

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) 

Fri (mid-May to Sep): Old Scatness Broch open 10.15am-4.30pm (www.shetlandamenity.org/old-scatness)

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

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

>>Go to Next Month’s listings

========

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

About Shetland 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.