25th March 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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MARCH 2019

to 24th: Faith Mission – Ministry Meetings in Garthspool Evangelical Church, Sun at 8pm, Mon-Fri at 7.30pm



until 3rd May: SIC – Knab Masterplan Final Consultation: Exhibition of Plans in Islesburgh Community Centre 

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

Shetland Halls Association – AGM in Voe Hall at 7pm

Ronas Drama Group present two plays: ‘Thank You For Protesting’ and ‘Thole Thy Neighbour’ + supporting items in Sullom & Gunnister Hall, 7.30pm



to 24th: Watercolour Painting Weekend (residential) at the Picking Shed, Voe (01806 588392)

Alistair Carmichael MP – Constituency Advice Surgery in Parliamentary Office, 1.15-2.15pm

Alistair Carmichael MP – Public Meeting re ‘Women’s State Pension Age’ in Brae Hall, 6-7pm and Lerwick Town Hall, 8-9pm

Shetland Young Promoters Group – Battle of the Bands 2019 in Lerwick British Legion, 7-11pm

T.L Dallas – Charity Gospel Concert + 8 o’clocks & raffle, in Cunningsburgh Hall, 7 for 7.30pm, in aid of Alzheimer Scotland, MRI Scanner Appeal and Mind Your Head

Ness Boating Club – AGM in the club at 8pm



Open Day at Braewick, Eshaness, 10-5pm, visit Braewick Agri, G.M. Nicolson Joinery, Peerie Poly & Braewick Café & Wigwams

St Columba’s Church Guild – Coffee Morning in Lerwick Town Hall, 10am-12noon

‘Put It To The People’ – People’s March & Public Meeting re a People’s Vote & Brexit (assemble at Market Cross at 2pm and to Lerwick Town Hall, 3pm)

Whiteness & Weisdale Hall – Fish & Chip Night, 4.30-7pm

Charity Variety Concert with Adam Guest, Banks Flooer & other artistes, in Sound Hall, 7.30pm, in aid of Macmillan Nurses Shetland

Bixter Hall – Wast Ower Music Night, 8pm

Bigton Hall – Bingo Night, 8pm



Sharon’s Swapshop Claes ‘n’ Taes in Aith Hall, 12noon-5pm

Bigton Hall – Sunday Teas, Soup etc, 12.30-4pm, in aid of South Mainland Kindergym

North Mainland Gardening Club – Spring Bulb Show & Sunday Teas in Sullom Hall, 2-5pm

Bixter Hall – Raba Indian Curry Night, 4-8pm

Brae Community Hall – AGM in the hall at 8pm



Shetland Mandolin Band meet in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7.30pm

Bixter Community Hall – AGM in the hall at 7.30pm



Alzheimer Scotland – Whalsay JH School Community Café, 2-4pm

Vidlin Hall – AGM in the hall at 7pm

Whiteness & Weisdale Boating & Sports Club – AGM in Whitedale Snooker Club at 7pm

Shetland Aberdeen Supporters Club – An Evening with Craig Brown and Lynn Fiske in Lerwick British Legion, doors open 7pm



to 29th: Islesburgh Drama Group presents ‘I Remember Mama’ in Garrison Theatre, 7.30pm

Cruise Ship Astoria in Lerwick Harbour

Shetland Caravan Club – AGM in Sound Hall (Trebister Neuk) at 7.30pm



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

Cunningsburgh Hall – AGM in the Ben End at 7pm

Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Club Night with Graeme Mitchell Dance Band, and the tune competition results, in the Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm

Mareel – Student Night, 7.30pm



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

Shetland Horticultural Society – AGM in Room 12, Islesburgh Community Centre at 7pm

Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – End of Season Concert, Supper & Dance in Gulberwick Hall, dance to Graeme Mitchell Dance Band, 7.30pm

Muckle Roe Hall – Spring Quiz, 7.30pm

Yell Show – Spring Sale & Prize Draw in North Ness Hall, Ulsta, 7.30pm

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



& 31st: Shetland Needleworkers – ‘Print, Paint & Play’ experimental class with Gillian Cooper in Islesburgh Community Centre

until 19th May: Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition – ‘ShetlandMade’

RNLI Lerwick Ladies Guild – Coffee Morning on board NorthLink Ferry at Holmsgarth, 10.30am-12noon



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)

Weds (weekly until 20/3): Shetland Arts – Creative Labs: Writing for Performance workshops in Mareel

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

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 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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