Songs of Praise

Posted in : Events & Activities

Attend the Sunday service at St John’s. Everyone is Welcome.


Date: Sunday 15th July 2012

Venue: St John’s Church, Baltasound

Time: 10.30am

Price: Donations


Posted in : Events & Activities,Leisure & Sport,Leisure Centre Activities

Bring along your skates, wave boards, scooters or skate boards and have some fun speeding around the main hall.


Date: Saturday 14th & 21st July 2012

Venue: Unst Leisure Centre, Baltasound

Time:  4pm to 5pm

Price: £2.10 per person (3 yrs +)

Contact: Unst Leisure Centre, 01595 807 710

Foords Chocolates – Open Doors Day

Posted in : Doors Open Days,Events & Activities

Come along to the the Chocolate Factory and learn more about the art of the chocolatier.

A 30 minute presentation with Aaron Foord, who will let you into the secrets of producing the gorgeous chocolates we all love. With the opportunity to buy a box of your favourites to take home for friends or to indulge yourself.

The Chocolate Experience Cafe, incorporating the Walkers are Welcome Centre will also be open to purchase hot and cold drinks and snacks.


Date: Sat 14th, Mon 16th, Tue 17th, Wed 18th, Thur 19th, Fri 20th and Sat 21st July 2012

Venue: Foords Chocolates, Saxa Vord Resort, Haroldswick

Time: 3 – 3.30pm

Price: Free admission

Mystery Tour

Posted in : Events & Activities

Where the Tour goes, nobody knows!

Hop on the mystery tour bus and see the sights of Unst in style. This isn’t any ordinary bus tour though, you’ll be guaranteed a fun filled afternoon with plenty of adventures along the way.

Date: Saturday 14th July 2012

Venue: Meet at P&T Coaches, Hagdale, Baltasound

Time: 2pm to 5pm

Price: £10 per person – booking essential.

Contact: Call P & T coaches to book your seat on 01957 711 666

Pool Party

Posted in : Events & Activities,Leisure & Sport,Leisure Centre Activities

Come along and have a splash-tastic time at the Unst Leisure Centre Pool Party with Larry the giant inflatable lobster.

Please note that children under 8 yrs must be accompanied into the water by an adult (16yrs +). Pool Party maximum of 16 swimmers.

Date: Friday 13th & 20th July 2012

Venue: Unst Leisure Centre, Baltasound

Time: 11.45am – 12.45pm

Price: £2.45 per child (6-14yrs)

Contact: Unst Leisure Centre, 01595 807 701

Bouncy Castle & Indoor Games

Posted in : Events & Activities,Leisure & Sport,Leisure Centre Activities

Come along with the kids to enjoy some run around fun at the Unst Leisure Centre.

The Scooby Doo Bouncy Castle will be there along with lots of indoor activities to climb, jump and balance your way through.


Date: Friday 13th & 20th July 2012

Venue: Unst Leisure Centre, Baltasound

Time: 10.30-11.30am

Price: £2.10 per child (5 -14 yrs)

Contact: Unst Leisure Centre, 01595 807 701.

Blue Frog Studio – Made in Unst Exhibition

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

Date: Exhibition Opening on Thursday 12th July 2012. Open everyday of Unstfest there after.

Venue: Blue Frog Studio, Shore Station, Burrafirth.

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Price: Free Admission

Contact: Tony Humbleyard, 01957 711 688.

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

UnstFest Quiz Night

Posted in : Events & Activities,Music & Entertainment

UnstFest 2012 is proud to present the great Quiz Night. Questions for all the family, suitable for all ages and prizes to be won.

Date: Thursday12th July 2012

Venue: North Unst (Haroldswick) Public Hall

Time: 7pm

Price: £5 per team. Max 5 per team.

Baltasound Fire Station – Doors Open Day

Posted in : Doors Open Days,Events & Activities

Interested in how the most northerly fire station in the UK responds to call outs on a remote island? Want to find out what equipment the Highlands & Islands Fire & Rescue Service (HIFRS) use on a regular basis? Keen to know the level of training firefighters require to be part of HIFRS? Fancy a look around a fire station? Or maybe you just want to meet a hunky fireman?

Whatever your reason, feel free to come along to Baltasound Fire Station and get the tour of the station. You’ll also get the chance to be shown some demonstrations of the kit used and the procedures employed at incidents. A great opportunity to be shown round a rural fire station, so come along and see what we do.




Date: Wednesday 18th July 2012

Venue: Baltasound Fire Station

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Price: Donations to The Firefighters Charity Welcome

Uyeasound Galley Shed – Doors Open Day

Posted in : Doors Open Days,Events & Activities

Held each year in the first week of February, Up-Helly-Aa is a day where our Viking history is celebrated. For many the torch lit procession in the evening is the highlight of the day. The 100 strong party of guizers parade round Uyeasound holding burning torches to the site where the Galley meets it’s fiery end.

Preparations for the event begin a full year in advance and the elected Jarl and his squad will regularly meet in the Galley Shed throughout the year carrying out the tasks which are needed for the big day to run smoothly.


Uyeasound Galley Shed

Uyeasound Galley Shed

This is your chance to take a look around the Uyeasound Galley Shed and get the low-down on the history of  Up-Helly-Aa from some present/former Guizer Jarls.  You will be able to see the galley, hand crafted shields and viking costumes which the Jarl Squad wear on the day.

There is also a record of all the previous Jarls and some of the ornate Galley name plates from years gone by.

Come along and find out what goes on behind the scenes to make this tradition continue on over the years.

Date: Tuesday 17th July 2012

Venue: Uyeasound Galley Shed

Time: 12 noon – 5pm

Price: Donations to Uyeasound Up Helly Aa Welcome

Contact: Geoffrey Priest, 711 643 for more information.

UnstFest 2012 Carnival

Posted in : Events & Activities,Music & Entertainment,The Arts & Creativity

Come and be part of UnstFest 2012 Carnival as it travels around Baltasound. Can you help us make this year’s bigger and better than ever? Get yourself on a float or join the carnival as a walker taking in the sights and sounds of Unst’s capital city! This years procession boasts 3 Helly Aa squads (Uyeasound, Nesting and South Mainlaind) so it’s guaranteed to be cracker.

The walk culminates at the Baltasound Hall where prizes for best float await and then you can dance your socks off to The Dirty Lemons – Shetland’s premier Indie/Rock band!

UnstFest Carnival

UnstFest Carnival

Date: Friday 20th July 2012

Venue: Floats and participants on foot to muster at Leisure Centre Car Park

Route: Leisure Centre Car Park / SHE / Gutter Street / Skibhoul / Baltasound Hall

Time: Floats & all participants to Muster @ 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Price: £10 per float or £2 per participant on foot.

Contact: Geoffrey Priest, 711 643 to enter or for more information.


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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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