The Year Ahead
by Helen Smith -
If you have a blank diary at the moment, then here's some dates and events for you to consider:
January - Up Helly Aa season begins with Scalloway Fire Festival on 9th.
February - Time to get organised - Early membership for Shetland Folk Festival opens on 1st and tickets for Shetland Fiddle Frenzy are go on sale on 2nd.
March - Up Helly Aa season ends with Delting Up Helly Aa on 20th.
April - Shetland Folk Festival starts on 30th April.
May - Heritage centres around Shetland open for the summer season.
June - Mid Summer (woo-hoo!), the Lerwick Carnival and the Bergen-Shetland race takes place
July - Shetland Nature Festival runs from 4th to 10th
August - Shetland Fiddle Frenzy is on 2nd to 9th
September - Shetland Wool Week takes place from 26th September to 4th October
October - Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival kicks off on 8th
November - Shetland Noir and the Shetland International Guitar Festival
December - Living Lerwick Winter Festival