What’s On

Please note that changes and/or cancellations to this list can occur which are not notified to us so please 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.

Some useful hall links: Aith Hall/Rankin Lounge – Bigton Hall – Brae Hall – Carnegie Hall – Cunningsburgh HallMossbank Hall – North Ness Hall – Ollaberry Hall – Quarff Hall – Sandness Hall – Sound Hall – South Nesting Hall – Staney Hill Hall – Symbister HallTrondra Hall – Vidlin Hall – Voe Hall – Walls Hall

MAY 2024

all month: Films & Events at Mareel

all month: Shetland Arts/SIC – ‘Dispecta est Thule’ photographic exhibition by Dave Donaldson on display at old Anderson High School railings, Twageos Road and upper café bar at Mareel

16th, 23rd & 30th: Alzheimer Scotland – TLC Talks: Carers Group meet at DRC, 66 Burgh Road, 1-2.30pm and DRC Drop-In session, 2.30-3.30pm

17th & 24th: Alzheimer Scotland – Shanty Sing Along with Soup at Staney Hill Hall, 1.30-3.30pm

17th: Cruise Ship Ocean Albatros in Lerwick Harbour

17th: Shetland Bus Friendship Society SCIO – Norwegian National Day Memorial Service & Wreath Laying at the Shetland Bus Memorial, 3pm

17th: Alistair Carmichael MP – Surgery in Islesburgh Community Centre, 5-6pm

17th: Shetland Arts – ‘Marj’ with Marjolein Robertson (sold out)

17th: Live Music with Adam Ross in the Dowry

17th: Live Music with Project 22 in the Marlex

17th: Live Music with the Lomond Ceilidh Band in the Lounge

18th: Cruise Ship Viking Sky in Lerwick Harbour

18th: Christian Aid Week – Coffee Morning in Lerwick Methodist Church, 10,30am-12.30pm

18th: Shetland Arts – ‘My Muses Take Care of Me’ collaboration between choreographer Fleur Darkin + sculptor & musician Claire Barbier, in Mareel, 7.30pm, followed by DJ Night in the bar

18th: Live Music with (the) 3310, Throat Locust, Khmer Rouge & DJ Yetti in Scalloway Legion

18th: The Raven Banner Ball with the Cullivoe Band at Cullivoe Hall

18th: Live Music with the Callum Nicolson Band at Gulberwick Hall

19th: Cruise Ship Jewel of the Seas in Lerwick Harbour

19th: Shetland Field Studies Group – An Afternoon event on the Renowned Shetland Botanist, the late Walter Scott, leave Market Cross 2pm, book at Tourist Office

19th: North Nesting Hall – Sunday Teas, 2-4.30pm

19th: Levenwick Mission Hall – AGM in the hall at 4pm

19th: Christian Aid Week – Café Song in Lerwick Methodist Church, 7-8pm

20th-23rd: After School Bible Club at Scalloway Gospel Hall, 3.30-4.30pm

20th: Cruise Ships Hebridean Sky & MSC Virtuosa in Lerwick Harbour

21st: Cruise Ship Viking Neptune in Lerwick Harbour

21st: Tingwall Public Hall – AGM in the hall at 7pm

22nd: Cruise Ships Le Champlain, Celebrity Silhouette & Le Bellot in Lerwick Harbour

22nd: Alzheimer Scotland – Museum Social: visit to museum with tea etc, 2-3.30pm

23rd: Cruise Ships Sea Spirit & Aidasol in Lerwick Harbour

23rd: Shetland Arts – performance by Fitkin Wall: Harpland in Mareel, 7.30pm

24th: Cruise Ships Viking Saturn & Ocean Nova in Lerwick Harbour

24th: Delting Boating Club – AGM in the club at 7.30pm

25th to 28th: Round Britain & Ireland Yacht Race participants in Lerwick Harbour

25th: Cruise Ships Ocean Albatros & Norwegian Star in Lerwick Harbour

25th: Relay for Life at Clickimin, 12noon-midnight

25th: Live Music with the Dead Pans in Lerwick Legion

26th: Cruise Ships Silver Endeavour & Le Bellot in Lerwick Harbour

26th: Young Musicians event in Mareel Café Bar (afternoon)

27th: Cruise Ship Nieuw Statendam in Lerwick Harbour

27th: Shetland Mandolin Band meet in Islesburgh Community Centre at 7.30pm

28th: Cruise Ships Amadea, Le Champlain & World Navigator in Lerwick Harbour

28th: Screening of ‘Denmark The State of Happiness’ in Shetland Museum + Q&A with Lesley Riddoch, 7pm, tickets Eventbrite

28th: Gulberwick & Quarff Yoal Club – EGM in Gulberwick Hall at 7.45pm

28th: Brae Community Hall SCIO – AGM in the clubroom at 8pm (note change of date)

29th: Alzheimer Scotland – DRC Drop-In at 66 Burgh Road, 2-3pm

29th: Screening of ‘Faroes, The Connected Nation’ in Cullivoe Hall, Yell + Q&A with Lesley Riddoch, 7pm, tickets Eventbrite

30th: Cruise Ships Balmoral, Ocean Albatros & Seabourn Venture in Lerwick Harbour

30th: Quarff Public Hall – AGM in the hall at 7pm

30th: Shetland Arts – Singer Songwriter Night at Mareel, 7.30pm, free entry

31st: Cruise Ships Spitsbergen & Deutschland in Lerwick Harbour

31st: Closing date for entries to Shetland Library’s Young Writer 2024 + Shetland Dialect Short Story Competition for the Rhoda Bulter Award

31st: Live Music with First Foot Soldiers in The KB, Scalloway

JUNE 2024

1st & 2nd: Shetland Classic Motor Show at Clickimin

1st: Cruise Ships Island Sky & Hebridean Princess in Lerwick Harbour

2nd: Cruise Ships Aidaluna, Ambience & Spitsbergen in Lerwick Harbour

3rd & 17th: Shetland Mandolin Band meet in Islesburgh Community Centre at 7.30pm

5th: Cruise Ships Le Champlain, Caribbean Princess & Island Sky in Lerwick Harbour

7th: Cruise Ships Hamburg & Renaissance in Lerwick Harbour

8th: Lerwick Lifeboat Open Day at Victoria Pier

9th: Cruise Ships Viking Venus & Sh Vega in Lerwick Harbour

9th: Fetlar Hall – Sunday Teas, 12-3pm

10th: Cruise Ships Viking Saturn & Hebridean Princess in Lerwick Harbour

11th: Cruise Ships Nat. Geographic Explorer, Excelsior & Le Champlain in Lerwick Harbour

12th: Cruise Ship Star Pride in Lerwick Harbour

15th & 16th: Shetland Climate Festival 2024 at Clickimin Bowls Hall

15th: Cruise Ship Ambition in Lerwick Harbour

15th: Shetland Pride 2024 inc. Parade, Pride Village (Family Fun Afternoon) in Gilbertson Park, Adult Evening Event in Sound Hall and Youth Evening Event in Lerwick Legion

16th: Cruise Ship Scenic Eclipse in Lerwick Harbour

17th: Cruise Ship Sirena in Lerwick Harbour

19th to 23rd: Shetland Race participants in Lerwick Harbour

19th: Cruise Ships Le Champlain, Viking Venus, Viking Sky & Le Dumont D’urville in Lerwick Harbour

20th: Cruise Ships Hebridean Princess, Europa 2 & Costa Favolosa in Lerwick Habrour

20th: Shetland Arts – Singer Songwriter Night at Mareel, 7.30pm, free entry

21st: Cruise Ships Viking Saturn & Aidaluna in Lerwick Harbour

22nd: Cruise Ship Viking Neptune in Lerwick Harbour

22nd: Lerwick Midsummer Carnival

24th: Cruise Ship Island Sky in Lerwick Harbour

25th: Cruise Ship Aidabella in Lerwick Habour

27th: Cruise Ship Aidasol in Lerwick Harbour

28th: Cruise Ships Silver Spirit, Nat. Geographic Explorer & Island Sky in Lerwick Harbour

29th: Cruise Ship Nat. Geographic Endurance in Lerwick Harbour

JULY 2024

1st: Cruise Ships Viking Saturn & Jewel of the Seas in Lerwick Harbour

2nd: Cruise Ships Maud & Ambition in Lerwick Harbour

3rd: Cruise Ship Celebrity Silhouette in Lerwick Harbour

4th: Cruise Ship Corinthian in Lerwick Harbour

6th: Cruise Ship Balmoral in Lerwick Harbour

10th: Cruise Ship Aidaluna in Lerwick Harbour

11th: Cruise Ship Azamara Quest in Lerwick Harbour

12th: Cruise Ship Viking Saturn in Lerwick Harbour

13th: Cruise Ship Viking Sky in Lerwick Harbour

14th: Cruise Ship Star Legend in Lerwick Harbour

14th: Fetlar Hall – Sunday Teas, 12-3pm

15th to 21st: UnstFest 2024

15th: Cruise Ship Island Sky in Lerwick Harbour

16th: Cruise Ship Viking Neptune in Lerwick Harbour

17th: Cruise Ships Viking Sky & Rotterdam in Lerwick Harbour

18th: Cruise Ship Island Sky in Lerwick Harbour

19th: Cruise Ship Seven Seas Voyager in Lerwick Harbour

20th: Cruise Ships Arcadia & Corinthian in Lerwick Harbour

22nd: Cruise Ship Jewel of the Seas in Lerwick Harbour

23rd: Cruise Ship Nieuw Statendam in Lerwick Harbour

25th: Cruise Ships Artania & Sh Diana in Lerwick Harbour

29th: Cruise Ship World Explorer in Lerwick Harbour

30th: Cruise Ships Insignia & Seven Seas Splendour in Lerwick Harbour

31st: Cruise Ship Aidasol in Lerwick Harbour

AUGUST 2024

1st: Shetland Arts – Singer Songwriter Night at Mareel, 7.30pm, free entry

3rd: Voe Show (tbc)

5th to 9th: Shetland Fiddle Week 2024

7th: Cunningsburgh Show

10th: Walls Show (tbc)

16th to 18th: Rising North Music Festival

18th: Fetlar Hall – Sunday Teas, 12-3pm

SEPTEMBER 2024

22nd: Fetlar Hall – Sunday Teas, 12-3pm

REGULAR EVENTS & ATTRACTIONS 

(some events/attractions only operate seasonally; check locally for details)

MUSIC / ARTS / LEISURE / ACTIVITIES / FOOD & DRINK

Mon (fortnightly): Aith Hall – 500 from 7.30pm

Mon (Sep-Apr): Lerwick Bridge Club meet in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7pm

Mon & Fri: Living Well Hub – Drop-in Sessions at Brae Youth Centre, 10am-2pm on Mon; 10am-4pm on Fri

Mon: Rebel Fitness Classes in Sandwick Social Club: Senior Circuits 10.30-11.20am & Shredmax & Tone, 6.20-7.20pm

Mon: Rebel Fitness Classes in Gilbertson Park Games Hall: Hiitstep & Tone, 6.15-7.15pm

Mon: ‘Move It or Lose It’ exercise classes for over 60s in Sound Hall, 6-7pm

Tues & Thur (summer): Traditional Music Sessions in the Marlex (Douglas Arms) Lerwick from 8pm

Tues: Cuppas@Quoys – Community Café in Lerwick Baptist Church, 10am-12noon (Dementia Inclusive Activity)

Tues: Walk Da Rock ‘Health Walks’ in Scalloway at 10am and in Lerwick 2pm

Tues (term time): Brae Community Library open 4-6pm

Tues: Jazzercise class in South Nesting Hall, 6.15pm

Tues: Rebel Fitness Classes in Sandwick Social Club: Rebel Circuits, 6.20-7.20pm

Tues (fortnightly): Traditional Music Sessions at Asta Golf Club from 7pm

Tues: Northmavine Fiddle & Accordion Club meet in Hillswick Hall, 8pm

Weds (weekly, term time): ‘Bounce, Stay & Play’ in Sandveien Neighbourhood Centre, 1.30-3pm, run by New Life Church

Weds (exc. 1st Wed of month): Rebel Fitness Classes in Islesburgh Community Centre: ASN Sensory Sessions, 6.30-7.30pm

Wed (first Wed of month): The Well – worship experience for later life at Lerwick Methodist Church, 2-3pm (Dementia Inclusive Activity)

Wed: Living Well Hub – Drop-in Sessions at Scalloway Youth & Community Centre, 9am-1pm & at Speldiburn Café, Bressay, 2-4pm

Weds: Jazzercise in Lerwick Masonic Hall, 6pm

Weds: Shetland Fiddlers Society meet in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7-9pm

Weds: Traditional Music Sessions in the Lounge Bar, Lerwick from 8pm

Thur: Walls Hall – Toddlers, 9.30-11.30am

Thur: Walk Da Rock ‘Health Walks’ in Westsandwick, Yell at 12noon and South Mainland at 2pm

Thu: Reminiscence Sessions with Cuppa & Chat at Hoswick Visitor Centre, 2.30-4pm (Dementia Inclusive Activity)(check details with centre on 01950 431406)

Thur: Rebel Fitness Classes in Sandwick Social Club: Soulsa® 6.20-7.10pm & Rebel Tone 7.20-7.50pm

Thur: Jazzercise in Walls Hall, 6.30pm

Thu: Traditional Music Session in the Marlex

Fri: Rebel Fitness Classes in Lerwick Baptist Church: Rebel Babies 10-10.45am & Senior Aerobics 11am-12noon

Fri: Friday Friends social event with activities, knitting, soup etc, at Hymhus, Bigton, 12-2pm (Dementia Inclusive Activity)

Fri: Shetland Library – ‘Shetland Memories’ event in the Library Activities Room, 3-4pm

Fri: Rebel Fitness Classes in Gilbertson Park Games Hall: Intense Focus 5.15-6pm & Totally Shredded 6-6.45pm

Sat: Rebel Fitness Classes: Outdoor Bootcamp Rebel Circuits 9.30-10.30am, venue decided each week

Sat: Jazzercise in Quarff Hall at 10am

Sat: South Mainland Dance Club meet in Carnegie Hall, Sandwick, 7.15pm-9.15pm

various: Paths for All Health Walks (Dementia Inclusive Activity) contact 01595 807494

Living Lerwick events (www.livinglerwick.co.uk)

Shetland Gallery at Sellafirth, Yell (www.shetlandgallery.com)

Vaila Fine Art  Gallery (www.vailafineart.co.uk)

Bonhoga Gallery at Weisdale Mill (www.shetlandarts.org.uk) 

Films and events at Mareel (www.tickets.shetlandarts.org/Sales) 

Shetland Craft Trail (www.shetlandartsandcrafts.co.uk/crafttrail.html) 

Creative Kids Art & Craft Club at Toll Clock Centre & Sandwick SYCC (see Facebook)

Shetland Reel Distillery, Unst (www.shetlandreel.com)

Lerwick Brewery Tours (www.lerwickbrewery.co.uk)

Speldiburn Café / Good as New Shop /Art Gallery (www.bressay.org)

Hoswick Visitor Centre, Sandwick (www.facebook.com/HoswickVisitorCentre)

Sumburgh Head Visitor Centre (www.shetlandamenity.org/visit-sumburgh-head)

MUSEUMS / HERITAGE CENTRES / EXHIBITIONS

Living Lerwick events (www.livinglerwick.co.uk)

Burra History Group, Easthouse Croft, Papil (www.facebook.com/Burra-History-Group-238479633663189)

Shetland Museum & Archives (www.shetland-museum.org.uk) 

Shetland Textile Working Museum at Bod of Gremista (www.shetlandtextilemuseum.com) 

The Cabin Museum, Vidlin (www.facebook.com/TheCabinMuseum)

Whalsay Heritage Centre (www.whalsayheritage.co.uk) 

Bressay Heritage Centre open (www.bressay-history-group.org)

Cunningsburgh History Group (www.facebook.com/cunningsburghhistorygroup)

Quendale Water Mill (www.quendalemill.co.uk) 

Tangwick Haa Museum, Northmavine (www.tangwickhaa.org.uk) 

Unst Heritage Centre (www.unstheritage.com)  

Unst Boat Haven (www.unstheritage.com) 

Scalloway Museum (www.scallowaymuseum.org) 

Old Haa, Burravoe, Yell (www.oldhaa.com)

Crofthouse Museum, Dunrossness (www.shetland-museum.org.uk)

Fetlar Interpretive Centre (www.fetlar.com)

Hoswick Visitor Centre, Sandwick (www.facebook.com/HoswickVisitorCentre)

Up-Helly-A’ Exhibition, Galley Shed, St Sunniva Street

Cullivoe Up-Helly-A’ Exhibition, Cullivoe Galley Shed, Yell (www.facebook.com/cullivoeuphellyaa)

TRIPS / TOURS / WILDLIFE

Sailing Trips on Dim Riv longship from Victoria Pier (www.dimriv.com)

Shetland Seabird Tours – Noss Boat Trips (www.shetlandseabirdtours.com)

Simmer Dim Charters Boat Trips from Aith (www.simmerdimcharters.com)

Sailing Trips on the Swan (www.swantrust.com)

Seabirds-and-Seals Noss Boat Trips (www.seabirds-and-seals.com)

Mousa Boat Trips (www.mousa.co.uk)

Westside Sea Adventures (see facebook page)

Island Vista Tours (www.islandvista.co.uk)

Island Trails Guided Tours (www.island-trails.co.uk) 

Nicolson’s Tours (www.nicolsonsgroup.com)

Go Shetland Tours (www.goshetlandtours.co.uk) 

Grantfield Garage Private Tours (www.grantfieldgarage.co.uk) 

J & DS Halcrow Shetland Explorer Tours (www.shetlandexplorer.co.uk)

Robertsons Tours (www.rrobertsonandson.com)

Discover Shetland Tours (www.discovershetland.net)

Shetland Nature Tours (www.shetlandnature.net)

Shetland Rural Experience Tours (www.shetlandruralexperience.co.uk)

Sumburgh Head Visitor Centre (www.shetlandamenity.org/visit-sumburgh-head)

Every care is taken in the compilation of this list. If you are aware of any errors or need details amended or added, please contact our office or send an email to info@shetlandtimes.co.uk