Baltasound Sailing Regatta

Posted in : Events & Activities,Leisure & Sport

Baltasound Pier and Marina will host the Baltasound Sailing Regatta which attracts boats from Unst, Yell and Whalsay. Races are sailed from 10am and spectators are welcome. There will be plenty to do on land too with a beer tent and food available. Land sports for children and the Unstfest Olympics will take place from 2pm throughout the afternoon.

Date: Saturday 14th July 2012

Venue: Baltasound Pier & Marina

Time: Sailing from 10am, activities throughout the day

Price: Free admission

Gutter Street Kartie Race

Posted in : Events & Activities,Uncategorized

Get your crash helmets on for taking part in the first ever Gutter Street Kartie Race.

Bring along your home made Kartie and see how it fares against the competition. Races for men, women and children and prizes to be won. Fancy dress is essential and helmets must be worn during the race. Spectators most welcome.

Celebrate lifting the silverware afterwards in the Baltasound Hall where the bar will be open and the prizes will be awarded.


Date: Friday 13th July 2012

Venue: Gutter Street, Baltasound.

Time: 7pm

Price: Free admission but all Karties must be booked into the competition.

Contact: Bookings made to Richard Mouat, 01957 711 208.

Buness House – Doors Open Day

Posted in : Doors Open Days,Events & Activities

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

Posted in : Doors Open Days,Events & Activities,Uncategorized

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


Speed Crafting

Posted in : Events & Activities,The Arts & Creativity

Spend the day learning how to do a variety of different crafts. Places must be booked prior to 5th July for workshop to go ahead. Lunch and all materials are provided.

Date: Thursday 12th July 2012

Venue: Haroldswick Hall

Time: 10.30am-4.30pm.

Prices: £40 per person. (Lunch and all materials are provided)

Contact: Helen Robertson, 01806 522 619 or

Woodland @ Halligarth – Doors Open Day

Posted in : Doors Open Days,Events & Activities

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

Posted in : Doors Open Days,Events & Activities,Uncategorized

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

Chip Suppers – Uyeasound Hall

Posted in : Events & Activities

Sit in or take-away at the Uyeasound Hall.  All food is cooked to order while you wait. Bar facilities are available.

Date: Sunday 22nd July 2012

Venue: Uyeasound Hall

Time: 4pm to 7pm (phone orders taken from 3pm)

Prices: As per Menu

Contact: 01957 755 318

Film Showings

Posted in : Events & Activities,Music & Entertainment

The Shetland Film Club arrive in Unst and showcase 2 movies in the Haroldwick Hall. The first screening will be A Monster in Paris

The second screening will be The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – featuring a wealth of British acting talent inlcuding Dame Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and many others.

Date: Sunday 22nd July 2012

Venue: North Unst (Haroldswick) Public Hall

Time: 2pm – A Monster In Paris (Rated U – suitable for all ages)*

Time: 5.30pm – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Rated 12 – suitable for those aged 12 or over)*

Price: TBD

* Times subject to change – see local notices or contact if you are unsure.

Beer Festival & Yoal Raffle Draw

Posted in : Events & Activities,Music & Entertainment

The Baltasound Hotel present their Beers Of The World. The beers may have travelled thousands of miles to get to Unst, so the least you can do is come along and try them out! The Yoal Raffle Draw will take place during the Beer Festival.

Date: Sunday 22nd July 2012

Venue: Baltasound Marina Beer Tent

Time: 3pm – 9pm

Price: Various Prices

Sea Angling Competition

Posted in : Events & Activities,Leisure & Sport

Come and along and see who can the catch the whopper/tiddler of the day!

Date: Sunday 22nd July 2012

Venue: Baltasound Pier And Marina

Time: 12 noon – 3pm (weigh in at 4pm)

Price: £3

Yoal Breakfasts

Posted in : Events & Activities

Replenish after a heavy weekend with a hearty Unst breakfast. Guaranteed to set you up for the final day of UnstFest, the Yoal Breakfasts will be your first stop on a busy day.

Date: Sunday 22nd July 2012

Venue: Baltasound Hotel

Time: 11.30am – 2pm

Price: Various Prices

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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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