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Keeping your family entertained, stimulated and active is often challenging, but there are many different opportunities available in your local area and throughout Shetland. 


Bookbug has replaced Bookstart as the gifting programme for the under 4s. Shetland Library, in partnership with NHS Shetland, provides 3 stages of packs to encourage a love of books and reading. Packs 1 and 2 can be collected from your Health Visitor at 7 week and 18 month checks, or from the Library. Pack 3 is available from the Library for every 3 year old.

Contact: 01595 743868


You’re never too young or old to join the Library and with thousands of books, DVDs and CDs, as well as free broadband internet access, there’s something there for all the family.
Contact: 01595 743868

Play @ Home 

The play@home programme includes a set of books on different developmental levels (baby to preschool). These books contain activities to support babies’ development and improve the mental wellbeing of parents and children from birth and are given out by Health Visitors.
Contact: 01595 743094

Active Schools

Active Schools is a national initiative aimed at encouraging more children and young people, including those with additional support needs, to get and stay active.
Contact: 01595 744006

Shetland Museum 

The collections in the Museum tell Shetland’s story in a way that is easy for the whole family to enjoy. Watch out for local advertising of sessions specially designed for children and young people, such as Mootie Moose or a Scarecrow Workshop, Seasons on the Croft or even making your own clay pots.
Contact: 01595 695057

Bressay Park Run 

The Bressay Park run is part of the park run initiative which organises free 5K runs which are open to everyone and easy to take part in. They are held every Saturday at 9.30am and you need to register before you first run.

Leisure Centres in Shetland 

Unst Leisure Centre
01595 807701

Yell Leisure Centre 

01595 807704

Whalsay Leisure Centre 

01595 807707

North Mainland Leisure Centre
01595 807710

Scalloway Pool
01595 807716

West Mainland Leisure Centre

01595 807713

South Mainland Pool

01595 807719

Clickimin Leisure Complex

01595 741000

Uniformed Organisations

1st Lerwick Boys Brigade

A range of activities for boys between the ages of 5 - 18. It has three sections: Anchor Boys (6-8 yrs), Junior Section (8-11 yrs) and Company Sections (11-18 yrs). Weekly sessions are held. Boys are instructed in various activities including Discipline Drill, First Aid, Road Safety, Bible Knowledge, Physical Recreation, Summer activities include Sports and Picnic day, Church Parade, Map Reading, Hill Walking, Orienteering, Camping.
Contact: 07917 620423

Hjaltland Explorer Sea Scout Unit (Young Leader)

Hjaltland Explorer Sea Scout Unit (Young Leader)

Explorer Sea Scouts (age 14-18) meeting times and places vary to suit needs of members.
Contact: or 01595 694506

Girlguiding Shetland

1st Unst Brownies Josie McMillan  01957 711554
1st Yell Guides Kim Hauxwell 07584433528
1st Yell Brownies Amber Halcrow 07554365471
1st Whiteness & Weisdale Guides Susan Jamieson 01595 830477
1st Lerwick Brownies  Joan Leask 01595 694183

Shetland Youth Theatre

Directed by the Arts Development Officer, Drama, these companies give young people aged 12 to 21, of all abilities, the opportunity to take part in theatre productions. They produce highly original and innovative work that has enabled them to perform outwith Shetland.
Contact: 01595 743843

Maddrim Media

We are Maddrim Media, a production company from Shetland comprised entirely of teenagers. No two films are ever the same as each member of the group has their own style which, despite leading to the odd artistic difference, ensures that we keep on our toes and manage to give each film it’s own unique visual sheen. Whatever your taste, we hope that sometime we can cater for you. Meet on Mondays in Islesburgh 7-9pm
Contact: or for information

Youth Clubs

There are youth clubs situated in all the following areas:

Contact details for these clubs can be obtained from Youth Services 0n 01595 744490

Membership Fee

£5 per term & £1 per night

Central Mainland

Burra Youth Club
Junior (P1 - P7) - Wednesday - 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Hamnavoe Hall

Nesting Youth Club
Junior (P1-P7) - Wednesday - 6.30pm - 8pm
Senior (P7+) - Wednesday - 7.00pm - 9.00pm

South Nesting Hall

Scalloway Youth Club
Junior (P4 - P6)-Wednesday - 6.15pm - 8.00pm 
Intermediate (P7+)-Wednesday - 8.00pm - 9.00pm
Senior (S1+)-Wednesday - 8.00pm - 9.45pm

Scalloway Youth Centre

Tingwall Youth Club
Junior (P4 - P6)- Monday - 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Senior (P7- S4)- Tuesday - 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Tingwall Hall


Islesburgh Youth Club
Junior (P4-P7) - Wednesday - 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Senior (S1+) - Wednesday - 8.00pm - 9.30pm

Islesburgh Complex

Sound Youth Club
Junior (P4-P7) - Monday - 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Senior (S1+) - Monday - 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Sandveiene Neighbourhood Centre

60 North
Senior (S1+) - Friday - 7.30pm - 10.00pm

Anderson High School

North Isles

Burravoe Youth Club
Juniors (P1+) - Wednesday - 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Burravoe Hall

Mid Yell Youth Club
Juniors (P3 - P7) - Friday - 3.30pm - 5.00pm

Mid Yell Hall

Unst Youth Club
Juniors (P4 - P7) - Monday - 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Seniors (S1+) - Monday - 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Unst Youth Centre

Yell Youth Cafe
Seniors (S1+) - Friday - 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Mid Yell Hall

North Mainland

Brae Youth
Junior (P4 - P7) - Tuesday - 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Senior (S1+) - Tuesday - 8.00pm - 10.00pm

Brae Youth Centre

Hillswick Youth Club
Monthly (P1+) - Thursday - 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Hillswick Hall

Mossbank Youth Club
Junior (P4-P7) - Wednesday - 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Senior (S1+) - Wednesday - 7.30pm - 9.00pm

Mossbank Hall

Voe Youth Club
Junior (P3 - P7) - Friday - 7.00pm - 8.30pm
Senior (S1+) - Friday - 8.30pm - 10.00pm

Voe Hall

South Mainland

Bigton Youth Club
Junior (P4 - P7) - Friday - 6.45pm - 8.00pm
Senior (S1+) - Friday - 8.00pm - 9.15pm

Bigton Hall

Cunningsburgh Youth Club
Junior (P4 - P6) - Thursday - 6.15pm - 8.00pm
Senior (P7+) - Tuesday - 7.00pm - 9.30pm

Cunningsburgh Village Club

Ness Youth Club
Junior (P1 - P7) - Thursday - 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Boddam Hall

Quarff Youth Club
Junior (P4 - P6) - Tuesday - 6.30pm - 7.45pm
Senior (P7+) - Tuesday - 7.45pm - 9.00pm

Quarff Hall

Sandwick Youth Club
Junior (P4 - P7) - Friday - 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Senior (S1 - S4) - Friday - 8.30pm - 10.45pm

Sandwick Youth and Community Centre


Whitedale Youth Club
Junior (P4 - P7) - Thursday - 6.15pm - 8.00pm
Senior (S1+) - Thursday - 8.00pm - 9.45pm

Strom Park

Wastside Youth Club
P4-P7+ - Tuesday - 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Bixter Hall


Livister Youth Club
Junior (P4 - P7) - Friday - 5.45pm - 7.30pm
Senior (S1+) - Friday - 8.00pm - 9.45pm

Livister Youth Centre


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