UnstFest 2013 – Dates Announced

Posted in : News & Trivia

The dates for UnstFest 2013 have been set, so clear your diaries, get the time off work and book flights/boat/bus/bike or lift that will get you to Unst in 2013.

UnstFest 2013 – July 7th to July 14th 2013

We’re celebrating 5 years of UnstFest so make sure you don’t miss out and get your accommodation and travel sorted for Britain’s most northerly festival.

Unst 2012 Competition Winners

Posted in : Event Reviews & Images,Photo Competition

Well done to everyone who entered the Supermanning and Doors Open competitions during this year’s festival. Lots of entries were received and hopefully it encouraged folks to get out and about, exploring the most northerly island in Britian.

The Supermanning winner was Casey Thomason (with Mark Ferguson as runner up) and the Doors Open joint winners were Michaela Christie, John Andrew Laurenson and Amiee Laurenson. Well done all of you! Casey’s winning superman pose is shown below.


Posted in : Photo Competition

The supermanning pictures have started to flow in towards the site and the facebook page and some of the selected few are shown below.

REVIEW: UnstFest Carnival

Posted in : Event Reviews & Images

As is the norm with the UnstFest Carnival, it was another spectacle that had to be seen to be believed. The heavens opened in the hour leading up to the procession which led to a modified route but just as the carnival began to snake its way around Baltasound, the man upstairs came good and put a halt to the rain!

This year saw floats with (Auld) Rockers, Pink Ladies, T Birds, Super Marios, Up Helly Aa Jarl sqauds (4 of them in total!), members of the Royal family, oriental dragons, Yell Folk and many more. Well done to everyone who made up a float or who watched on the pavement as they all went by.

REVIEW: Open Mic Night

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A good turnout of musicians showed the wealth of talent on Unst during the festival this year. Several regular performers were assisted by  a selection of new faces. The night was another great success with thanks to everyone who came and supported the event, performed or helped setup the venue.

UPDATE: Theatre Death Race & Silent Film Viewings

Posted in : News & Trivia

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Theatre Death Race performance and the Silent Film Viewings at the Baltasound Hall tonight are cancelled. UnstFest Committee apologise for any inconvenience caused.

REVIEW: Palais Glide At The Airstrip

Posted in : Event Reviews & Images

With a change of venue and a few sore heads from the night before, not everyone made it up and out in time for the record attempt! It was still great fun with traditional music coming from the old hangar, teas and home bakes and (at last count) 136 Palais Gliders shuffling across the tarmac!

Well done to everyone for coming out and taking part!

REVIEW: Baltasound Regatta

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The weather turned out to be ideal for the sailing races at the Baltasound Regatta and a good crowd turned out to watch the action, take part in the land activities, have a go at the Unst Olympics and sample the local ales in the Beer Tent.

Some photos are shown below, but for more head over to the facebook page.

REVIEW: Gutter Street Kartie Race

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The 1st ever UnstFest Kartie race was held at Gutter Street (Baltasound) on Friday night. The weather remained favourable for almost all of the races and a huge turnout congregated on the path to watch the action take place.

Over 20 karties were entered in the various heats and it made for some exhilarating viewing for the 200+ spectators who turned out to watch. The karties came in all shapes and sizes with decorated coffins, wheelchairs, mario karts, 4-legged friends and many more.

The Stig from Top Gear made an (unofficial) appearance along and some racers who motored down the road in the comfort of their own armchair.

Photos and videos are on the facebook site, and some are shown below.


Classical/Jazz Night

Posted in : Events & Activities,Music & Entertainment

Local musicians will be performing classical/jazz music.

Date: Tuesday 17th July 2012

Venue: Haroldswick Methodist Church

Time: 8pm

Price: Donations to church.

The Dirty Lemons

Posted in : Events & Activities,Music & Entertainment

Carnival celebrations will end up with a party, dancing to the Dirty Lemons – the well known Shetland band.

Date: Friday 20th July 2012

Venue: Baltasound Hall

Time: 9pm

Price: Admission £7 adults, £3 Under 16s

Children’s Land Sports & Unstfest Olympics

Posted in : Events & Activities,Leisure & Sport

Fun land based races and activities for children of all ages to take part in. With the Olympics around the corner you can also try your hand at some of the Unstfest Olympic events – who will be fastest over the fish box hurdles and who can fling the neep the farthest?

Date: Saturday 14th July 2012

Venue: Baltasound Pier & Marina

Time: 2pm onwards

Price: Free Admission

UnstFest 2013 – Dates AnnouncedUnst 2012 Competition WinnersSupermanningREVIEW: UnstFest Carnival

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The 2013 festival is the 5th UnstFest and looks to be another bumper year of events, activities and excitement, on the most northerly island in Britain.

So why don't you get yourself to Unst and take part in a real family festival? What are you waiting for?

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