Shetland Quaker Meeting

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.

About Shetland

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.

Contact details

Enquiries to the Clerk/Correspondent:

Brian Ashley:
Phone: 01595 870727 or
Email: brianashley286 [at]

Meeting place

Staney Hill Hall
Ladies Drive
Lerwick ZE1 0NA ,

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.

Shetland lambs, not in Meeting for Worship