23rd August 2019
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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:

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 Library – 01595 743868; Shetland Museum & Archives – 01595 695057.

 

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AUGUST 2019

Tue & Wed (to 21st): Café in Walls at the Germatwatt Centre, open 11am-3.30pm

until 11th: Shetland Boat Week

until 11th: Lerwick Shopping Week (www.livinglerwick.co.uk/events)

 

THURSDAY 8th

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

Live Music with young musicians at the String

Shetland Darts Association – AGM in Lerwick British Legion at 8pm

 

FRIDAY 9th

Cruise Ship Viking Jupiter in Lerwick Harbour

Lerwick Legion – Family Bingo, 7pm

Muckle Roe Eela 6-8pm, weigh-in at 8.30pm

Live Music with David Bisset at the Marlex

Live Music with wrest + Adam Guest at the String

 

SATURDAY 10th

& 11th also 14th-17th: Shetland Interclub Yachting Association – 72nd Annual Regatta

also 24th & 31st: Lerwick Brewery – Brewery Tour 

Cruise Ships Marco Polo & Seven Seas Navigator in Lerwick Harbour    

Walls Show

68th Parish Cup Final – Southend v Delting at Gilbertson Park, Lerwick, 3pm

Live Music with Benny & Svenny at Lerwick Legion public bar, 3-6pm

Scalloway Legion – Family Bingo, 7.30pm

Live Music with Arthur Nicholson at the Lounge

 

SUNDAY 11th

Bigton Hall – Sunday Teas, 2-5pm, in aid of South Mainland Swimming Club

Aith Charity Shop – Half Price Sale, 2.30-4.30pm

Sand Baptist Church – Service at 3pm

Live Music with Bucket Full of Blues at Da Bod, Hillswick

 

MONDAY 12th

Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Moorfield Hotel, Brae, 10am-12noon

Shetland Library – ‘Five Generations of a Scottish Jewish Family’ Talk & Discussion with Fiona Frank in Old Library Centre, 2-3.30pm

Shetland Showcase of live traditional music (by Shetland Fiddlers Society) & crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7pm

 

TUESDAY 13th

until 1st Sept: ‘Smirkin Again’ Foyer Funnies Exhibition by Smirk at Shetland Museum

Cruise Ships Viking Sea & Seabourn Ovation in Lerwick Harbour

Aith Charity Shop – Half Price Sale, 2-4pm

Shetland Library – ‘Mackerel At Midnight: growing up Jewish on a remote Scottish Island’ with author Ethel Hoffman, in the Library, 7-8.30pm

 

WEDNESDAY 14th

to 17th: Shetland Interclub Yachting Association – 72nd Annual Regatta

Cunningsburgh Show

 

THURSDAY 15th 

Cruise Ship Viking Sun & Astor in Lerwick Harbour

Traditional Music Night at Asta Golf Clubhouse from 7pm, players and listeners welcome

Aith Charity Shop – Half Price Sale, 7-9pm

Live Music with young musicians at the String

 

FRIDAY 16th

to 18th: Shetland Community School of Ballet – Summer Dance Workshops at Islesburgh 

Cruise Ship Marco Polo in Lerwick Harbour

Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Overtonlea Day Care, 11am-2pm

Live Music with David Bisset at the Lounge

 

SATURDAY 17th

to 28th: The Swan – Faroe Cruise (www.swantrust.com)

Burravoe Hall, Yell – Charity Music Night with five bands + supper, from 7.30pm, in aid of MRI Scanner Appeal

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

Live Music with Arthur Nicholson at the String

Live Music with David Bisset at the Lounge

 

SUNDAY 18th

Tingwall Agricultural Museum & Heritage Centre – Clothes Swap in Tingwall Hall, 2-5pm

Live Music with Arthur Nicholson at the Wheel

 

MONDAY 19th 

Cruise Ship Viking Sun in Lerwick Harbour

Shetland Showcase of live traditional music (by Peter Wood Dance Band) & crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7pm

Shetland Snooker Association – AGM in Whiteness Snooker Club at 8pm

 

TUESDAY 20th 

Cruise Ship Marco Polo in Lerwick Harbour

Anderson High School – SQA Exam Results Pupil Support Day, phone school to book appointment

Shetland Islands Citizens Advice Bureau – AGM in Market House at 7pm, speaker Rory Mair, Chair of Citizens Advice Scotland

 

WEDNESDAY 21st 

Cruise Ships Magellan, Artania & Aidacara in Lerwick Harbour

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

Islesburgh Drama Group – AGM in Drama Room, Islesburgh Community Centre at 7pm

 

THURSDAY 22nd

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

Live Music with young musicians at the String

 

FRIDAY 23rd

Cruise Ship Hamburg in Lerwick Harbour

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

Live Music with David Bisset at the Marlex

Live Music with Brian & Colin at the Lounge

 

SATURDAY 24th

Cruise Ships Star Breeze & Star Pride in Lerwick Harbour

5-Stars presents An Evening with Arthur Numan & Michael Mols at the Sound Hall, 6pm

Live Music with Michael Philip at the Lounge

Live Music with the Dirty Lemons at Captain Flints

 

SUNDAY 25th

Sandness Hall – Pop-Up Café, 11am-3pm

Live Music with Girsie & the Loose Ends at Mareel (afternoon)

Bressay Garden & Produce Show – Bressay Hall, doors open 3pm.

 

MONDAY 26th

Alzheimer Scotland – Carers Group & Positive Dementia Group outing to Old Haa, Burravoe

 

WEDNESDAY 28th 

Cruise Ships Black Watch & Serenade of the Seas in Lerwick Harbour

Aith Public Hall – AGM in the Rankin Lounge at 7pm

 

THURSDAY 29th

Alzheimer Scotland – Knitting Group in Resource Centre, Burgh Road, 2-4pm

Traditional Music Night at Asta Golf Clubhouse from 7pm, players and listeners welcome

East Yell Hall – AGM in the hall at 8pm

 

FRIDAY 30th

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

Live Music with Arthur, David & Mark at Captain Flints

Live Music with Isaac Webb Trio at the Marlex

 

SATURDAY 31st

Cruise Ships Hamburg & Serenissima in Lerwick Harbour

Unst Show

Live Music with The Overlys in Lerwick Legion public bar, 3.30-6.30pm

Live Music with MV Showcase the the Pierhead, Voe

Live Music with Monkey Business at Lerwick Legion

 

REGULAR & SUMMER EVENTS

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)

 

Mon (3/6-19/8): Shetland Showcase of traditional music & crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7pm

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 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 (until 4/6): Shetland Arts – Creative Labs: Acting & Performance Skills in Mareel, 7pm

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 (7/5 to 24/9): St Columba’s Church, Lerwick – Open Door Café, 10am-12noon 

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

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 (9/7 to 21/8): Café in Walls at the Germatwatt Centre, open 11am-3.30pm

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 (Jan to Mar): Wellbeing Craft workshops at Mareel, 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 (summer): Knitting & Spinning Demonstrations at Unst Heritage Centre, 2pm

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

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 (until 1/6): Shetland Arts – Creativity Club: Dance in Mareel, 1pm

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

 

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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