21st October 2018
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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:

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.



Thu to Sat: Aairvhous Café, Whalsay – showcasing artworks by Martin Mullay, open 11am-4pm; also face painting from 2-4pm on 15th-28th for Whalsay ‘October days’ event

to 26th: Symbister Hall – ‘October Days’ events & activities

until 4th Nov: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – ‘Northbound Nordgående’ ceramics, drawing & performance from Scotland & Norway

until 4th Nov: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – Steve Birrell Photography in Lower Gallery 

until 18th Nov: Shetland Museum – Exhibition: ‘Miserabiles Personae: the poor in society’; how King Magnus Lawmender’s new law code of 1274 affected society

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


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

Bridge-End Hall – AGM in the hall at 7pm

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

Sound Community Association – Sound Hall Quiz Night, 7.30pm


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

Shetland Horticultural Society – Presentation on ‘Polycrubs’ by Margaret Roberts in Room 9, Islesburgh Community Centre at 7pm


Walls Hall – Coffee Morning, 10.30am-12.30pm

Shetland Heritage Association – AGM in Room 9, Islesburgh Community Centre at 11am

South Nesting Hall – Fish & Chips, 5-7.30pm

Ollaberry Hall – Fish & Chips, 5-7.30pm

Aith Hall – GTL Junior Disco, 6.30-8.30pm, ages P1-P7; followed by GTL Disco, 9.30pm-1am, for over 18s

Dunrossness & St Ninian’s C of S – Kirk Sale & Auction in Bigton Hall, 7pm

Bixter Hall – Music Session from 8pm


Tangwick Haa Museum, Eshaness – Special Open Day to view Wedding & Photo displays, also music & crafts, 1-6pm

Risograph Printmaking Workshop in Da Auld Methodist Kirk, West Burra, 1-5pm (booking essential: www.gaada.org)


Shetland’s Public Engagement Network (SPN) – Meeting in NHS Board Headquarters, Montfield, Burgh Road, 2-4pm

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

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

TUESDAY 23rd  

& 30th: Alzheimer Scotland – Musical Minds in Scalloway Youth Centre, 10.30-12noon

to 27th: Pop-Up Shop in Coffee & Keetchin, Harrison Square, in aid of Shetland Swimming Association Island Games Team


Shetland County Drama Festival – AGM in Radio Room, Islesburgh Community Centre at 7pm

Bigton Hall – Senior Citizens Night, 7.30pm


also 26th & 28th: ‘The World is a Wedding: The Presentation of Unst in Everyday Life’ in Mareel on 25th & 26th, 7.30pm; in Haroldswick on 28th, 7.30pm

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

Fraser Park Trust – Triennial General Meeting in NAFC Marine Centre at 6.30pm

Asta Clubhouse Informal Music Session


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

Scottish Retired Teachers’ Association – EGM in Hayfield House at 11am

Skeld Hall – Quiz Night, 7.30pm

Bixter Hall – Social & Games Night from 7.30pm

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

Hallowe’en Subtrology@Mareel, 9pm


Shetland Needleworkers – ‘Redwork’ with Maureen Harkness, in Islesburgh Community Centre

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

Shetland Coastguard Association – EGM in Islesburgh Community Centre at 3pm

Mossbank Hall – Children’s Halloween Party

Symbister Hall – Halloween Party

Cunningsburgh History Group – Auction Sale in Cunningsburgh Hall, 6.30 for 7pm

Charity Quiz Night & Supper in Brae Hall, 6.30 for 7pm start, in aid of Mind Your Head

Sandwick Carnegie Hall – Italian Murder Mystery Dinner

Voe Hall – Fish & Chip Takeaways followed by Halloween Quiz

Sullom Hall – Social Night

Yelloween with Kaleidoscope Disco at Burravoe Hall from 9pm, over 16s


Bigton Hall – Christmas Fair, Soup & Teas etc, 12.30-5pm

Staney Hill Hall – Children’s Halloween Party

Scalloway Boating Club – EGM in the clubhouse at 8pm


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

Shetland Mandolin Band meets in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7.30pm


Shetland Tourism Strategy Launch Event onboard MV Hjaltland (www.thelittleboxoffice.com/realta)

Shetland Churches Council Trust – AGM in Methodist Church Schoolroom at 7pm

>>Go to Next Month’s listings


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

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

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 & Wed (18/6 to 22/8): Café in Walls at the Germatwatt Centre, open 11am-3.30pm

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: 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, 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, 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, Wed, Fri, Sat: Speldiburn Café, Bressay open 11am-3pm (from 9.30am on Sat); Good as New Shop open 12.30-2.30pm (www.bressay.org)

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun (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: 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 

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) 

2nd & 4th Wed of month: Craft Night at Bixter Hall, 7pm

Thu (19/4 to 6/9 exc. 3/5): Shetland Yoga Club meet in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7-8.30pm

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 

Thu, Fri & Sat: Aairvhous Whalsay – Exhibition by Anne Barron at the Pop-Up Café at Livister Hall, open 12noon-4pm

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

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 

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) 

>>Go to Next Month’s listings


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