13th November 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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NOVEMBER 2019

until 12th: Shetland Aid Trust – Pop-Up Shop open at 177 Commercial Street (foot of Charlotte St), 10am-4pm

 

THURSDAY 7th

& 14th: Vidlin Hall – Quad Reels Dance Classes, all abilities welcome, 7.30-9.30pm

South Mainland Community History Group – AGM in Quendale Watermill at 7.30pm

 

FRIDAY 8th

to 10th: Shetland Craft Fair at Clickimin Centre open 7-9pm on 8th; 10am-6pm on 9th; 11am-5pm on 10th

The Marlex – Whisky Tasting with Bruce (Dramfool), 7.30pm; followed by Live Music with Brian Morrison & Friends

 

SATURDAY 9th

to 17th: Weaving Shed Gallery, Hillswick – Photo Exhibition: ‘Tom Kidd’s Shetland’ (his classic 1970s photos), open daily 2-6pm; includes Opening Reception/Q&A with Tom Kidd on 9th at 2pm

until 22nd Dec: Bonhoga Gallery – ‘This Winter’: a selling exhibition of art & craft from Shetland & the UK

Shetland Flock Book Trust – Open Day on the Westside: 11am at Huxter, Weisdale; 2pm at Vementry, Aith; 4.30pm at Aith Hall for food, refreshments and entertainment

Shetland Aid Trust – Soup & Sweet Lunch in Cunningsburgh Hall, 12noon-2pm

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

Muckle Roe Hall – Quiz Night, 7 for 7.30pm

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

 

SUNDAY 10th

Remembrance Sunday 101st Commemoration Service at the County War Memorial at 10.50am, followed by a Service in St Columba’s Church

Shetland Yoal Rowing Association – AGM in Lerwick Boating Club at 11am

Sandwick Carnegie Hall – Taste of Shetland Cooking Competition

Brae Gospel Hall – Remembrance Sunday Family Tea at 5pm

 

MONDAY 11th

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

Shetland Works League Football Association – AGM in Bowlers Bar, Clickimin at 6.30pm

MHAT Marc Hutchison Asthma Trust – AGM in Islesburgh Community Centre at 7pm

Morton Lodge No.89 Social Club – AGM in the Clubhouse at 7.30pm

 

WEDNESDAY 13th

Shetland College UHI – Open Evening from 4-7pm

Brae Hall – Christmas Shopping Night + Teas etc, 6.30-9pm

THURSDAY 14th

to 16th: Islesburgh Drama Group presents ‘The Crucible’ by Arthur Miller in the Garrison Theatre, 7.30pm

& 28th: Alzheimer Scotland – Memory Lane Café in Quoys Baptist Church, 10am-12noon

Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – AGM in the Shetland Hotel at 7.15pm, followed by local Club Night

Sound Hall – Quiz Night

 

FRIDAY 15th

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

Althing Debate – ‘Politicians should be legally liable for their decisions’ with speakers Vic Thomas, Iain Souter, Dennis Leask & Johan Adamson, in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7.30pm

 

SATURDAY 16th

Voe Hall – Curry Night, 4.30-7pm, followed by Quiz, 7.30pm

Symbister Hall – First Foot Soldiers playing from 9pm, over 16s

 

SUNDAY 17th

Parkinson’s Shetland – Outing to the Sunday Carvery at Hillswick Hotel (book place on 01595 809771 by 12th)

North Roe & Lochend Hall – Quiz Night

 

MONDAY 18th

Shetland Mandolin Band meet in Islesburgh Community Centre at 7.30pm

 

TUESDAY 19th

Wilderland Film Festival in Mareel

 

WEDNESDAY 20th

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

Hoswick, Sandwick & Leebitton Common Grazing – AGM in Sandwick Social Club, 7.30pm

 

FRIDAY 22nd

& 23rd: Shetland Country Music Club – John Rafferty & the North Star Band and with support from the Charlie Clark Country Band in Skeld Hall, 8pm on 22nd, and in the Shetland Hotel, 8pm on 23rd 

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

 

SATURDAY 23rd

& 24th: Taste of Shetland Food Festival at Islesburgh Community Centre

Sound Hall – Craft Fair

North Roe & Lochend Hall – Auction Sale in aid of bairns’ Christmas party

Shetland Merchant Navy 2019 Dinner Dance in the Masonic Hall

 

SUNDAY 24th

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

 

MONDAY 25th

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

 

WEDNESDAY 27th

Pony Breeders of Shetland Association – AGM in Shetland Marts foyer, 6pm

 

THURSDAY 28th

 

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

 

FRIDAY 29th

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

 

SATURDAY 30th

Lerwick Town Centre – Christmas Parade & Light Switch-on (www.livinglerwick.co.uk)

 

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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