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Buness House – Doors Open Day

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Come along to Buness House, a Listed, 16th century Laird’s house and find out a bit more about the amazing history of the house and the artefacts within it.

Cream Teas will also be served in the conservatory overlooking the seashore of Baltasound to round off your memorable tour of Buness House.

Date: Friday 13th July 2012

Venue: Buness House, Baltasound. (Near Baltasound Pier)

Time: 2 – 4pm

Price: Admission by donation to chosen charity

Contact: Mrs Jennifer Edmonston,  01957 711 315



Belmont House Community Gardens – Doors Open Day

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The garden at the recently refurbished Belmont House is being developed into a community garden – open to the public the whole year through. In spring time a riot of daffodils, it is slowly being restored into it’s original Georgian splendor. Come along and have a look at how the work is coming along.

Belmont House - Garden

Belmont House - Garden

Please note that access into Belmont House itself will not be available, however this may change nearer Unstfest dependant on whether private bookings have  been made. Please keep an eye out for additional advertising nearer the time if the House can open it’s doors.


Date: Thursday 12th & Friday 13th July 2012

Venue: Belmont House Community Garden, Belmont

Time: 9am – 5pm

Price: Free admission


Woodland @ Halligarth – Doors Open Day

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Ever wondered how there came to be a woodland in the middle of Unst, where trees are a rare sight?

Come along to this guided tour of the Halligarth Trees, now managed by the National Trust for Scotland, and find out more about the history of the woodland and the flora and fauna within it’s walls.

Date: Monday 16th & Thursday 19th July 2012

Venue: Meet in the car park of Rohan (house on opposite side of road to the woodland)

Time: 2pm

Price: Free admission


Zero Carbon House – Doors Open Day

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Come along and meet Dot and Michael Rae who have live in the Zero Carbon House. It was designed to embrace the concept of low carbon living, using low cost/high efficiency technology to create a comfortable and affordable lifestyle in any climate.

If you are interested in ways to cut your carbon foot print and reduce your energy usage then this is the house and garden for you.

Children welcome, easy disabled access and refreshments provided. Parking is limited so additional parking areas are available at the Uyeasound Galley Shed or the Uyeasound School.


Date: Sunday 15th & Thursday 19th July 2012

Venue: Zero Carbon House, 3 Batavia, Uyeasound

Time: 2-4pm, booking preferred.

Prices: Free admission

Contact: Dot Rea, 01957 755 354

Glansin Glass Studio – Doors Open Day

Posted in : Doors Open Days,Events & Activities,The Arts & Creativity

Demonstration of fused glass by local artist Cheryl Jamieson where you can find out about the whole process, from beginning to end. There will also be the opportunity to buy various fused glass items, from jewellery to tableware.

Date: Thursday 19th July 2012

Venue: Glansin Glass Studio, Hoversta, Uyeasound.

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Price: Free

Contact: Cheryl Jamieson, 01957 755 311

PURE Energy Centre – Doors Open Day (NEW DATE)

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Promoting Unst’s Renewable Energy – Energy Centre (PEC)  Doors Open Day

The Pure Energy® Centre are delighted to hold a doors open afternoon for visitors to come and see what the PEC is all about!

There will be short presentations at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm highlighting our unique renewable energy solutions, services and products.

Date: Tuesday, 17th July 2012 (please note this date has changed from Wednesday to Tuesday, and it may be incorrect in the paper version of the programme)

Venue: PEC, Unit 3, Hagdale Industrial Estate, Baltasound (Behind the Fire Station)

Time: 2-5pm.

Price: Free Admission

Contact: Pure Energy®Centre, 01957 711 410

Bobby’s Bus Shelter – Doors Open Day

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Come along and find out how an ordinary Shetland Islands Council bus shelter became one of the most well known landmarks in Unst.

No trip to Unst is complete without a visit to the best dressed bus shelter in Shetland.

Date: Tuesday 17th July 2012

Venue: Bobby’s Bus Shelter, Little Hamar Junction, Baltasound

Time: 10am – 1pm.

Price: Free admission

Gardiesfauld Youth Hostel – Doors Open Day

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Gardiesfauld Youth Hostel is the most northerly youth hostel in the UK. Situated on the shore in Uyeasound, it provides superior accommodation and facilities ideal for the traveller, bird watcher or school group.

Come along and meet some of the Trustees who keep the Hostel running and see the facilities and newly added caravan park for yourself.

Date: Tuesday 17th July 2012

Venue: Gardiesfauld Youth Hostel, Uyeasound

Time: 2-4pm.

Price: Admission by donation

Baltasound Police Station – Doors Open Day

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Come along and meet PC Carla Hoxey at the Baltasound Police Station. Find out what it is like to be a police person working in such a small community with little crime.

Date: Tuesday 17th July 2012

Venue: Police Station, Baltasound

Time: 10am – 3pm.

Price: Free admission

Baltasound Junior High School – Doors Open Day

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Ever wondered what it would be like to attend the most northerly school in the UK? Now is your chance to find out.

Current teachers will be on hand to show you around the school and give you a taste of what being a pupil at BJHS is like.

Have you already been a pupil at BJHS and would like to see what has changed since the ‘good old days’? Everyone Welcome.

Date: Mon 16th & Fri 20th July 2012

Venue: Baltasound Junior High School (opposite the Unst Leisure Centre)

Time: 12-1pm

Price: Free admission

URGE – Doors Open Day

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Unst Regeneration Growers Enterprise – Doors Open Day.

URGE’s mission statement is “Changing your food miles into food inches”, producing chemical free, absolutely fresh seasonal vegetables, herbs, salad produce, fruits, shrubs and flowers, all grown in Baltasound, Unst.

Come along and see how they manage to achieve such a vast array of produce in the not always perfect climate here in Shetland.


Date: Mon 16th, Tues 17th, Wed 18th, Thurs 19th, & Fri 20th July 2012

Venue: URGE polytunnels, 13 Nikkavord Lea, Baltasound

Time: 12-2pm

Price: Free admission

Contact: Sarah McBurnie, 01957 711 367

Valhalla Brewery – Doors Open Day

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The Valhalla Brewery has kindly opened it’s doors for free guided tours of the new facility at Saxa Vord.

Come along and find out about the process involved in producing the most northerly ales in the UK and have a look around the gift shop which stocks both the Valhalla Ales and locally produced crafts.


Date: Monday 16th July 2012

Venue: Valhalla Brewery, Saxavord, Haroldswick

Time: 9am – 5pm

Price: Free admission.

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