17th July 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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JULY 2019 

to 14th: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition: ‘ShetlandMade’ contemporary & applied art & craft from Shetland

to 14th: Shetland Nature Festival & European Geoparks Week – full details at www.shetlandnaturefestival.co.uk

to 28th: Shetland Wildlife Photography Exhibition at the Weaving Shed Gallery, Hillswick

Tue & Wed until 21/8: Café in Walls at the Germatwatt Centre, open 11am-3.30pm

all month (until 8/8): ‘Island Gaffter’ Art Exhibition by Smirk in Gilbert Bain Hospital Gallery

 

FRIDAY 12th

Shetland Museum & Archives Open Day: Shetland’s Flora, 10am-5pm

RSPB/Shetland Nature Festival presents ‘One Small Bird’: a musical journey following the red-necked phalarope from Shetland to Peru, in Mareel, 6pm

Aith Regatta – Eela Competition, 6-8pm

Organ Recital by Mike Webb, Wymondham Abbey, in Haroldswick Methodist Church at 6.30pm

British Legion Lerwick – Family Bingo Night, 7pm

 

SATURDAY 13th 

also 21st & 27th: Lerwick Brewery – Brewery Tour 

to 21st: UnstFest 2019 – full details at www.unstfest.org

The Swan – Tall Ships Cruise in Company: Fredrikstad-Bergen (www.swantrust.com)

Cruise Ship Black Watch in Lerwick Harbour

South Shetland Sheepdog Trials at Da Back Saand from 8.30am

Aith Regatta – Sailing from 9.30am; Rowing from 12.30pm; BBQ, teas etc 12-5pm, GTL Disco in Aith Hall from 9pm 

Viking Haroldswick Open Day, 11am-4pm

Shetland SNP – Coffee Morning in Lerwick Town Hall, 11am-2pm

Shetland Aberdeen Supporters Club – Membership Afternoon in Islesburgh, 2-4pm

Whiteness & Weisdale Hall – Swap Shop ‘Claes & Teas’ in the hall, 2-5pm

Raba Curry Night in Whalsay Boating Club, 4.30-8.30pm

Organ Recital by Mike Webb, Wymondham Abbey, in St Columba’s Church at 7.30pm

 

SUNDAY 14th

also 21st & 28th: Sundays in Bridge End with Teas & Music in the Church of Scotland, 2-5pm

to 19th: Shetland Folk Frenzy 2019: workshops, concerts, sessions & masterclasses at Mareel/Shetland Museum (www.shetlandarts.org)

Carnegie Hall, Sandwick – Musical Soup & Sweet, 12noon-3pm

Cunningsburgh Show – Sunday Teas in Cunningsburgh Hall, 2-5pm

Shetland Pool Association – AGM in Lerwick British Legion at 3pm

Ollaberry Hall – Sunday Teas, 3-6pm

 

MONDAY 15th

Cruise Ship Zuiderdam in Lerwick Harbour

Shetland Showcase of live traditional music (by Martin Henderson, Linda Gair & Pauline Irvine) & crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7pm

Shetland Livestock Marketing Group – AGM in Shetland Rural Centre, Staneyhill at 7pm

 

TUESDAY 16th 

Cruise Ships Seven Seas Navigator & Viking Jupiter in Lerwick Harbour

Shetland Arts/Red Bridge – Space Ape by Andy Cameron in Cunningsburgh Hall, 7pm (suit ages 7+)

 

WEDNESDAY 17th 

Cruise Ships Amadea & Europa in Lerwick Harbour

 

THURSDAY 18th

& 19th: Shetland Arts – ‘Felt’ Dance Workshops with Elisabeth Schilling in Lerwick Methodist Church Hall (12.30pm on 18th; 10am on 19th)

Cruise Ship Viking Sun in Lerwick Harbour

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

Shetland Deaf & Hard of Hearing Club – AGM in Lerwick Baptist Church, Quoys at 7.30pm

Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club presents accordionist Leonard Brown + support from Fjanna in the Shetland Hotel, 8pm

 

FRIDAY 19th

to 21st: Walls Regatta 2019 inc. 19th: Dipping Lug sailing, 6pm; 20th: Sailing from 10am; music by The Overlys in the clubhouse from 8pm; 21st: Vaila Mae sailing trips from 1pm; Teas in the clubhouse 1.30-4.30pm 

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

Live Music with Fjanna in the Lounge Bar, 7-9pm

Glasgow Rangers Supporters Club Shetland Branch – AGM in Morton Lodge Function Room, 7pm

 

SATURDAY 20th 

Cruise Ship Ocean Majesty in Lerwick Harbour

Northmavine Sheepdog Trials at Eshaness from 8.30am

Shetland Arts – Creative Labs: Expressive Landscape Drawing with Paul Bloomer at Bonhoga Gallery, 10.30-3.30pm

Scottish Ballet – Wee Hansel & Gretel in Garrison Theatre, 11am & 1.30pm

Yell Rowing Regatta at Burravoe from 1pm

Jocky Burton Darts Memorial Competition in Vidlin Hall, names in by 12noon; burger suppers 4-6pm

Shetland Arts/Red Bridge – Space Ape by Andy Cameron in Haroldswick Hall, 2pm (suit ages 7+)

Shetland Arts – ‘Felt’ Dance Performance by Elisabeth Schilling in Mareel, 5pm

Risograph printmaking workshop – Gaada at Da Auld Methodist Kirk, Burra (www.gaada.org/community-workshops)

 

SUNDAY 21st 

Cruise Ship Ocean Majesty in Lerwick Harbour

Sandness Hall – Pop-Up Café, 11am-3pm

 

MONDAY 22nd

to 26th: Shetland Arts – Creativity Camp: What’s Your Place? in Mareel, 10am-3.30pm 

Shetland Showcase of live traditional music (by Bryan Gear & Martin Henderson) & crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7pm

Shetland Country Music Club – AGM in the Angling Club, Burns Lane at 7pm

 

TUESDAY 23rd 

Cruise Ship Hebridean Princess in Lerwick Harbour

 

WEDNESDAY 24th

to 27th: The Swan – Tall Ships Parade of Sail: Bergen on to Lerwick (www.swantrust.com)

 

THURSDAY 25th 

Cruise Ship MSC Preziosa in Lerwick Harbour

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

Alzheimer Scotland – Knitting Group meet in Dementia Resource Centre, 66 Burgh Rd, 2-4pm

Screenprinting on Textiles workshop – Gaada at Da Auld Methodist Kirk, Burra (www.gaada.org/community-workshops)

 

FRIDAY 26th  

Cruise Ships Costa Mediterranea & Seabourn Quest in Lerwick Harbour

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

Skeld Rowing Regatta

 

SATURDAY 27th

& 28th: Shetland Pony Stud Book Society Breed Show & Sale 

Cruise Ship Viking Sea in Lerwick Harbour

Yell Sheepdog Trials at Westsandwick from 8.30am

CASH – A Tribute to Johnny Cash in Mareel

 

MONDAY 29th 

Cruise Ship Viking Sun in Lerwick Harbour

Alzheimer Scotland – Positive Dementia Group & Carers Group Lunch & visit to Hoswick Visitor Centre, 12noon

Shetland Showcase of live traditional music (by Astryd & Kaela Jamieson) & crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7pm

 

TUESDAY 30th 

Cruise Ship Magellan in Lerwick Harbour

 

WEDNESDAY 31st

Cruise Ships Queen Victoria & Aidacara in Lerwick Harbour

East Yell Hall – EGM in the hall at 7pm

 

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 (May): 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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