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Saat Piltocks Night

Posted in : Events & Activities,Heritage & Tradition

Learn the art of saating piltocks with a local expert. Find out about the old Shetland tradition of salting fish, from hook to plate in comfort of the Uyeasound Galley Shed.

Date: Thursday 19th July 2012

Venue: Galley Shed, Uyeasound.

Time: 6.30pm

Price: £5 (you are advised to wear old clothes if possible)

Unst Music & Dance Night

Posted in : Events & Activities,Heritage & Tradition,Music & Entertainment

An opportunity to come along and listen to traditional Shetland music provided by the Unst Music and Dance Club and learn some of our traditional dances.

Your ‘8 o’clocks’ will be then served by the Baltasound SWRI with tea and homebakes.


Date: Wednesday 18th July 2012

Venue: Baltasound hall

Time: 7.30-10pm

Price: £3 & £1 for children under 16yrs

Bannock Making Workshop

Posted in : Events & Activities,Heritage & Tradition

The Baltasound SWRI will provide all the know how on to make the perfect bannock!

All ingredients and equipment are provided and you’ll go home with a lovely bag of warm bannocks ready for eating.

Date: Tuesday 17th July 2012

Venue: Baltasound Hall

Time: 7pm

Price: £10 per person. Booking essential as this workshop is quick to fill up.

Contact: Book with Mary Robertson, 01957 711 417 or Eileen Anderson, 01957 711 455

Peerie Night Oot

Posted in : Events & Activities,Heritage & Tradition,Music & Entertainment

Come along to the Peerie Night Oot and sample local food and drink, including local specialities such as tattie soup, reestit mutton and saat fish. The Uyeasound Jarl Squad will also make a visit with a chance to see the costumes worn at the 2012 Up-Helly-Aa and find out more about the other great festival in Unst’s calender!

A great social evening for all the family with great food, music and dancing.

Date: Monday 16th July 2012

Venue: Uyeasound Hall

Time: 8pm

Price: Entry by donation

Peat Casting Taster Sessions

Posted in : Events & Activities,Heritage & Tradition

Head for the peat hill and see if you can turn your hand to peat casting with Drewie & Dougal. And for the more competitive people out there come along and see if you can beat the record for the longest peat cast at last year’s Unstfest.


Date: Monday 16th & Wednesday 18th July 2012

Venue: Saxavord Peat Hill, Haroldswick

Time: 7 pm

Price: Free admission

Palais Glide – World Record Attempt

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Come along and join in to try and beat the record of 165 people all Palais Gliding at the same time to music provided by local musicians.

Everyone welcome, the more participants the merrier. Young, old, in push chairs & buggies; you can all help us try to break last year’s record!

(Note: The Palais Glide is a very simple, easy to learn dance where everyone can dance together in a long line).


Date: Sunday 15th July 2012

Venue: Meet at Unst Airstrip, Ordale, Baltasound

Time: 3pm

Price: Free admission

Knitters & Spinners Workshop

Posted in : Events & Activities,Heritage & Tradition

Unst has a well documented history of producing fine lace knitting and The Heritage Centre is fortunate in having one the best collections in the country.  A cache of fine lace garments, over 100 years old, was found and kindly donated to the Centre.  The items were very fragile but fortunately Unst still has ladies with the skill to replicate these garments and rescue long lost lace patterns.

Unst Lace

Unst Lace

If you fancy coming along to find out a bit more and giving these traditional skills a go then come along to the knitters and spinners workshop. All abilities welcome – help will be on hand to get you started!

Date: Friday 13th & 20th July 2012

Venue: Unst Heritage Centre, Haroldswick

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Price: £3 and £2 (concessions)

Contact: Unst Heritage Centre, 01957 711 528

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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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