1. Shetland Fiddle and Accordion Festival
    Shetland Fiddle and Accordion Festival
  2. Shetland Small Boat Week
    Shetland Small Boat Week
  3. Shetland Wool Week
    Shetland Wool Week
  4. Lerwick Shopping Week
    Lerwick Shopping Week
  5. Up Helly Aa
    Lerwick Up Helly Aa
  6. Shetland Folk Festival
    Shetland Folk Festival
  7. Simmer Dim Rally
    Simmer Dim Rally
  8. Shetland Classic Motor Show
    Shetland Classic Motor Show

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Posers Black Eye Friday

Celebrate this year's Christmas Break at our "Black Eye Friday" fancy dress disco which will be held on Friday 21st December and Saturday 22nd December. We are going to give out prizes for the best Christmas Outfit/Black Eye make-up
  • Best Black Eye (Fake preferred, but real is OK as well)
  • Funniest Christmas Jumper
  • Best Christmas Beard (Male or Female)
  • Best Mr & Mrs Clause (Don't have to be a couple)

Posers New Year Party

Bring in the New Year (even if it is a couple of days early) on Friday 28th December and Saturday 29th December.

Scalloway Fire Festival

As it always does, Shetland's ancient capital, Scalloway, hosts the first of the year's Viking Fire Festivals.
Although it is not as big as Up-Helly-Aa, it covers a much larger area with venues (halls) being located in Scalloway, Tingwall, Trondra, and Burra and it has a much more "local" feel to it. Scalloway Fire Festival is a very popular event with both Shetlanders and visitors and it is always held on either the 1st or 2nd Friday in January. The 2019 festival takes place on 11/Jan/2019.
Please Note : We cannot source or supply venue tickets for this event but you should be able to contact the organisers through their Facebook page.
Pictures speak louder than words, so check out the following YouTube video to get an idea of what it's all about.

Up Helly AA - Tuesday 29th January 2019

It's the "Big One". The 2019 Up Helly Aa with take place on Tuesday 29th January and, if you haven't already booked a room, you might be to late.
Visitors should also note that for Lerwick Up-Helly-Aa the minimum booking is for 3 (three) nights and that we cannot source tickets for individual venues at any of the Fire Festivals.
You should also note that, although they might be able to provide you with a list of current Lerwick venues and hostesses, the Lerwick Up-Helly-Aa committee cannot source venue tickets.
It is also not possible for them to provide tickets, or information, for any of the other Fire Festivals held outwith Lerwick.



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