The next Shetland Sea Kayak Symposium will take place in 2018, dates to be confirmed.
The event is held every 2 years at Bridge End Outdoor Centre in Burra.
There are a range of options so people can tailor their weekend to what they'd like to get out of it. Local paddlers are more than welcome to attend for whole or part of the symposium.
The Shetland Paddle Meet - next event will take place in 2018, dates to be confirmed.
The weekend following, Shetland Canoe Club has an informal meeting based around the Voxter Outdoor Center, Brae and is known as The Shetland Paddle Meet. There is no formal tuition, it's all about trips and enjoying yourself.
Accommodation at the Voxter Center is booked for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, self catering facilities are available though Brae has a good selection of take away food outlets and is only two minutes away by car.
Of course, the paddling is only part of it and both weekends have a very social component. In previous years there have been quizzes, slideshows and informal music sessions and the same is planned for 2016.