22nd January 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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JANUARY 2019

MONDAY 21st

NHS Shetland – Annual Review & Shetland Public Engagement Network meetings in Board HQ, Montfield, Burgh Road, Lerwick at 2pm

Tavish Scott MSP – Surgery in Parliamentary Office, 171 Commercial Street, 5-6pm

Burra Public Hall – AGM in Da Hoodwink, Burra Hall at 7pm

Shetland Mandolin Band meet in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7.30pm

 

TUESDAY 22nd

Alzheimer Scotland – Tea & a Yarn in Dementia Resource Centre, Burgh Road, 10.30am-12.30pm

Up-Helly-A’ 2019 – Final Mass Meeting of Guizers in Mareel at 7.30pm

 

WEDNESDAY 23rd

& 30th: Shetland Arts Creative Labs: Life Drawing, Mareel, 7pm

Alzheimer Scotland – ‘Does Du Mind? Up-Helly-A’ Memories’ in Shetland Museum, 2-3.30pm

 

THURSDAY 24th

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

Shetland Arts – Artist Talk: Natural Selection, Mareel, 7pm

Live Music with the Michael Philip Trio in the Marlex (Douglas Arms)

 

FRIDAY 25th

Lerwick Legion – Holocaust Remembrance Day, meet at Town Hall 10.45am then to War Memorial

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

Shetland Community Connections – Informal Information Session in Market House, 2-4pm

United Worship & Prayer for Shetland in Lerwick Methodist Church, 7.30pm

Mixology@Mareel from 9pm

Live Music with Rose Room in The String (sold out)

Live Music with the U-Turns in Captain Flints

Live Music with Brian & Colin the the Lounge

Live Music with the Lomond Ceilidh Band in the Marlex (Douglas Arms)

 

SATURDAY 26th

until 16th Feb: Shetland Arts Creativity Club in Mareel, 1-3pm, ages 7 to 11 years

until 10th Mar: Shetland Arts hosts the Exhibition ‘Natural Selection’ by Andy Holden and Peter Holden in the old Anderson High School, Lover’s Loan, open Weds to Sun, 11am-5pm

Shetland Needleworkers – ‘Hexagon Quilt’ with Helen Burgess in Islesburgh Community Centre

Muckle Roe Hall – Live Music with Rose Room

Walls Hall – Burns Night Supper Dance with Nicol McLaren & the Glencraig Scottish Dance Band, 8pm

Shetland Country Music Club – Live Music with Tess & Loveshack in Lerwick British Legion, 9pm

Lerwick British Legion – Mallorca Lee

Live Music with Brian & Colin in the Lounge

 

SUNDAY 27th

Sullom Hall – Winter Lunch Reestit Mutton & Tattie Soup

Live Music win the Grand Hotel with Lomond Ceilidh Band 1-4pm; Andy Kain & Friends 6-8pm; Michael Philip & Margaret Robertson 8-10pm

Live Music with Fjanna, 3-6pm and Peter Wood Dance Band from 9.30pm, in the Lounge

Singer/Songwriter event at Fjara

Ragged Wood presents – Rose Room + Bryan Gear & Violet Tulloch in Mareel

Live Music with the Craig Paton Band in the Marlex (Douglas Arms)

Live Music with the Dirty Lemons in Captain Flints, 8-10pm

 

MONDAY 28th

Live Music in the Grand Hotel with Lomond Ceilidh Band 11.30am-2.30pm; Andy Kain & Friends 6-8pm; Michael Philip & Margaret Robertson 8-10pm

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

Live Music with the Peter Wood Dance Band in the Grand Hotel, 6-8pm

Live Music with Fjanna, 7-9pm and Peter Wood Dance Band from 9.30pm in the Lounge

Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Pre-Up-Helly-A’ Night with visiting and local guests in the Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm

Live Music with the Craig Paton Band in the Marlex (Douglas Arms)

 

TUESDAY 29th

Lerwick Up-Helly-A’ and Lerwick Junior Up-Helly-A’

Fiery Sessions afternoon concerts in Garrison Theatre

Live Music in the Grand Hotel with the Martin Pottinger Band 12noon-1.30pm; Fjanna 1.30pm; Lomond Ceilidh Band from 4pm

 

WEDNESDAY 30th

Hop Night Live Music with Peter Wood Dance Band in the Lounge

Hop Night Live Music with the Lomond Ceilidh Band in the Marlex

Hop Night Live Music with Loveshack and Isaac Webb & The Boogie Boys in Lerwick British Legion

 

THURSDAY 31st

Alzheimer Scotland – Knit & Chat in Dementia Resource Centre, Burgh Road, 2-4pm (note change of venue)

Red Cross – Pop-Up Kindness Café in Bressay Hall, 2-5pm

Pop-up Exhibition: ‘Remote Host’ (work by Gray’s School of Art students) at Da Auld Methodist Kirk (nr Toogs junction, Bridge End, Burra), 6-9pm, (entry strictly by prior RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/gaada.org)

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


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)

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 (Jan to Mar): Wellbeing Writing workshops at Mareel, 7.15pm

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: 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 (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: 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 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, Fri, Sat (May to Sep): Bressay Heritage Centre open 10am-4pm; Sun 11am-5pm; also open Oct & Nov by arrangement (www.bressay-history-group.org) 

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 & (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) 

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 (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 

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

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)

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

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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