15th October 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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OCTOBER 2019 

until 31st: Speldiburn Café, Bressay – Exhibition: ‘Wirsit Woolies’ cartoons by Smirk, open Tue, Wed Fri & Sat,11am-3pm

all month (until 3rd Nov): Bonhoga Gallery – ‘Shetland Open 2019’ Exhibition of contemporary applied art & craft

 

THURSDAY 10th

to 14th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival at various venues, inc. Grand Dance in Clickimin on 12th

Skeld Waterfront Trust & Marina Users Association – AGM in Skeld Sail Loft at 7.30pm

Sustainable Shetland – AGM in Tingwall Hall at 7.30pm

 

FRIDAY 11th

Althing Debate – ‘Democracy is Dead’ with speakers Ian Scott, Brian Nugent, Martin Tregonning & Gordon Dargie in Town Hall Chamber, Lerwick at 7.30pm

Live Music with David Bisset, Jillian Mouat, Sheila Duncan & others at Fjara

Live Music with the Overlys at the Marlex

 

SATURDAY 12th

Pop-up Shop + Lunches, Teas etc in Methodist Church Hall, 10am-2pm

Soup & Sweet in Quoys Baptist Church, 12noon-2pm, in aid of CLAN

Voe Hall – Fish & Chips, 4.30-7pm, followed by Quiz Night, 7.30pm

North Roe & Lochend Hall – Fish & Chips, 5-8pm

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

Bigton Hall – Bingo at 8pm

 

SUNDAY 13th

Gulberwick Hall – Sunday Teas, 2-4.30pm, in aid of Shetland Heart Screening Campaign

 

MONDAY 14th

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

 

WEDNESDAY 16th

Alzheimer Scotland – ‘Does Du Mind?’ Shetland Photograph Archives with Steven Christie at Shetland Museum, 2-3.30pm

 

THURSDAY 17th

& 24th: Vidlin Hall – Lancers Dance Classes, all abilities welcome, 7.30-9.30pm

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

New Life Shetland Kids Team – Kids Klub Fall Holiday Club, 2pm-4pm at Sandveien Neighbourhood Centre, free for children P1-P6

Christmas Shopping Night at Mackenzies Farm Shop & Café, Cunningsburgh

Sound Hall – Quiz Night

Sand Baptist Church – Harvest Thanksgiving Service at 7.30pm

Live Music with Young Musicians at the String

 

FRIDAY 18th

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

Live Music with the Michael Philip Trio at the Marlex

 

SATURDAY 19th

Live Music with Arthur Nicholson at the Lounge

 

SUNDAY 20th

Faith Mission – Autumn Meetings with Paul Crowe in Whiteness Methodist Church, 11am & Garthspool Evangelical Church, 8pm

 

MONDAY 21st

Shetland Mandolin Band meet in Islesburgh Community Centre at 7.30pm

Faith Mission – Autumn Meeting with Paul Crowe at Nurses Christian Fellowship, 7.30pm

 

TUESDAY 22nd

Faith Mission – Autumn Meeting with Paul Crowe in Vidlin Methodist Church, 7.30pm

 

WEDNESDAY 23rd

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

Alzheimer Scotland – Scalloway Over-60s meet in the Youth & Community Centre, 2-4pm

Lerwick Outdoor Bowling Club – AGM in Room 12, Islesburgh Community Centre at 7pm

Faith Mission – Autumn Meeting with Paul Crowe in Cunningsburgh Fellowship (CofS), 7.30pm

 

THURSDAY 24th

New Life Shetland Kids Team – Kids Klub Fall Holiday Club, 2pm-4pm at Sandveien Neighbourhood Centre, free for children P1-P6

Sound Community Association – AGM in Sound Hall at 7pm

Faith Mission – Autumn Meeting with Paul Crowe in Ulsta Hall, Yell, 7.30pm

 

FRIDAY 25th

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

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

Faith Mission – Autumn Meeting with Paul Crowe Sand Baptist Church, 7.30pm

Live Music with Forgotten Sons at Captain Flints

Live Music with David Bisset at the Marlex

Live Music with Arthur Nicholson at the String

 

SATURDAY 26th

& 27th: Hoswick Visitor Centre – Guides’ Annual Book Sale 

New Life Shetland Kids Team – Light Party, 6pm-7.30pm at Sandveien Neighbourhood Centre, free for children P1-P6

Symbister Hall – Bairns’ Halloween Parties

Yell Show – Prizegiving & Supper in Cullivoe Hall from 7pm

Faith Mission – Ladies Meeting with E. Crowe in Ebenezer Hall, 7.30pm

Burra Hall – Live Music with First Foot Soldiers & Sidewinder from 9pm

Live Music with the Isaac Webb Trio at the Marlex

Live Music with the Donald Anderson Band at the Lounge

 

SUNDAY 27th

Faith Mission – Autumn Meetings with Paul Crowe in Cunningsburgh UFC, 11am; Ebenezer Hall (Family Service), 6.15pm; Garthspool Evangelical Church, 8pm

Trondra Hall – Halloween Party

Sunday Jazz Lunch with Girsie & the Loose Ends at Mareel Café Bar from 12 noon

 

MONDAY 28th

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

Shetland Junior Inter-County Association – AGM in Waterside Suite, Clickimin at 6pm

Lerwick Old Time Dance Club – AGM in Room 16, Islesburgh Community Centre at 7pm

 

THURSDAY 31st

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

Alzheimer Scotland – Knit & Chat in Dementia Resource Centre, Burgh Rd, 2-4pm

 

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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