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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Student Exhibition - Works on Paper - Summer 2018

Students from Shetland College UHIís NC Art and Design course have been given the opportunity to exhibit in the Grand Hotelís Breakfast Room over the summer of 2018. A small exhibition, Works on Paper is an intimate taster of work produced by students over the last academic year. Printmaking, Painting, Photography and Origami have all been employed in this small-scale exhibition demonstrating both the design and fine art elements of the NC course. Students are encouraged to create work that expresses their own personality, and this is apparent from the breadth of subject matter on display.
The following works will be on display and, if you would like to purchase an example, we have also shown the prices they are asking for each item.
We hope you enjoy the exhibition
Hannah Cutt Consume the Lies £30
Leah Elizabeth Dale Stop Romanticizing Mental Health (2of 9) £35
Martin J Harris Tall Ship in Lerwick Harbour £30
Ella Maxwell Untitled 1 £20
Lucinda Beardsley Paper Cranes £10 large(3)
£5 small(2)
A3 Digital Media Print (large Design) £10
A3 Digital Media Print (small Design) £10
Leanne Spence Untitled 1 NFS
Untitled 2 NFS
Rhiannan Gray Pomegranates £25
Full Moon £30
Chloe Keppie Pomegranate £60
Pineapple £60
Morag Thomson Snowdrops 1 £10
John Shaw Broch of Burraland, Noness 1 £30
Broch of Burraland, Noness 2 £40
Blacksness £40
Please contact a member of staff if you would be interested in purchasing a piece of artwork, or Shetland College if you are interested in finding out more about the NC Art and Design Portfolio Course @ www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk

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Shetland Wool Week 22nd - 30th September 2018

Original image by Ella GordonThe 2018 Shetland Wool Week is fast approaching and we have already taken a lot of bookings for this event.
The Directors and Management of KGQ Hotels are enthusiastic supporters of all things "Shetland" and would like to take this opportunity to give potential visitors a quick "brief" on Shetland Wool Week.
We would also (shamelessly) like to plug our low cost Direct Booking Room Rates (which are not available elsewhere) and our special 3 course Wool Week Restaurant Menu which is available at just £30 per head.
Originally started in 2009 (by Oliver Henry of Jamieson & Smith (Shetland Wool Brokers) Ltd. and assisted by the late Jimmy Moncrieff of Shetland Amenity Trust) with the intention of promoting the local textile industry and heritage, Shetland Wool Week has quickly become a very popular event with a very healthy local, national, and international following.
For 2018, the programme extends to 9 days of Exhibitions, Classes, Events, Tours and Talks covering many different subjects and highly skilled tutors will also be running specialist classes covering a variety of techniques and topics.
Full details of all events etc. can be found on the Shetland Wool Week web site. The Leaflet (800Kb download)(including a FREE Knitting Pattern) and Full Programme Brochure (10Mb download) are available on these links.

Talks, Shows and Drop-Ins

Top of the list is the Shetland Wool Week Welcome Meeting to be held at the new Anderson High School 19:00- 20:30 on Sunday 23rd September. This will be an informal gathering where you can get a chance to find our about the week ahead, meet SWW patron Elizabeth Johnston, visiting instructors and fellow wool enthusiasts.
After that, there will be a number of shows, talks, and drop-ins you might wish to attend.

Exhibitions, Open Studios and Open Days

There will be a large number (to many to mention individually) of exhibitions, open studios and open days run by local craft businnesses and volunteers for visitors to attend. Each one demonstrating the huge variety of things that can be done with a very basic textile product.

Tours and Demonstrations

There are quite a few tours and demonstrations that may be of interest.
From general tours around the island, tours of crofts, a tour of the local spinning mill and, last but not least, a raw wool sorting and grading demonstration by Oliver Henry.


Whatever your interest, there are classes to cover all aspects of traditional Shetland Knitwear production. From spinning, lace making, crochet, felt making, dyeing, general knitting, fair isle knitting, weaving, embroidery, and a host of other techniques aimed at both beginners and advanced enthusiasts.

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Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival

Shetland Accordion and Fiddle FestivalThe annual Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival brings together the best of traditional music from Shetland, Scotland and beyond for a weekend of concerts, suppers and dances.
This year's event (2018) takes place from Thursday 11th October through to Monday 15th October and we are offering, to direct bookings only, a special discounted rate of £45 for a single room (or double room for sole use) or a double room at £55 for a couple. These rates are NOT available via "on-line" booking sites and, if you wish to take advantage of them, you will have to contact us directly using the Telephone, Telefax or email address at the top of this page. Alternatively, you mau use the form on our Contact Us page with the reference "Fiddle and Accordion" at the top of your enquiry.

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Shetland Arts WordplayShetland Artsí annual book festival has been running since 2001. Welcoming writers of local, national and international renown, Wordplay features a mix of readings, writing workshops, childrenís events, and book signings. Wordplay offers a unique opportunity for readers and writers to meet with their favourite authors, hear them read their work, and answer questions.
This year's (2018) event runs from Thu 8th November until Sun 11th November

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