Shetland Quaker Meeting
Due to Covid-19, Meetings for Worship in Scotland are being held online, in person or "blended", and arrangements may have to change quickly. You may want to contact the meeting to check the arrangements if you are visiting.
Meetings for Worship
- 2nd Sunday of month: 11am at Staney Hill Hall in Lerwick
- Last Sunday of month: 11am in Friends' homes and usually followed by bring-and-share lunch. Phone: 01595 870727 for details.
The rooms we use at Staney Hill Hall and the Gilbert Bain Hospital both have disabled access and facilities throughout.
About the meetings
Our meetings are small and very welcoming, after the Sunday meeting we share experiences and thoughts over tea, coffee and biscuits depending on Covid conditions.
Shetland consists of a group of approximately 100 islands lying about 130 miles north of mainland Scotland and has a population of roughly 23,000 people. There is spectacular scenery and breeding grounds for many rare bird species. The culture reflects a mix of Scottish and Norse influences with a great history of seafaring, fishing and crofting. The distance from other landmasses and the climate mean that we have our own breeds of sheep, ponies and other animals, with Shetland wool and knitting being an important industry. In the 1970s oil was discovered off Shetland’s coast and this has led to many changes but has not changed the warm and welcoming atmosphere that surrounds the islands, nor its wild majesty.
Covid has affected some meetings in the past and so it would be a good idea to make contact with the clerk before attending to make sure things are running to schedule.
Enquiries to the Clerk/Correspondent:
Phone: 01595 870727 or
Email: brianashley286 [at] btinternet.com
Staney Hill hall is situated on the Old North Road out of Lerwick, on the left hand side if one is leaving the town. Please contact us for details.