New Adult Learning Opportunities for Autumn 2021

Adult Learning Opportunities Autumn 2021

Adult Learning Autumn 2021 Brochure (PDF)

Adult Learning Literacy Support Sessions - Tuesdays 10am-1pm, Islesburgh Community Centre
Adult Learning can help build confidence for all your reading, writing and numeracy needs at home and work. If you find yourself struggling with things like form filling, helping your children with their homework, reading instructions or working out how to manage your household budget, come along and we can help you.  It is friendly and confidential.

Digital Support Sessions - Wednesdays 2pm-4pm Islesburgh Community Centre
Connecting with family and friends by phone, tablet and online video has become even more important, and the number of things we have to do online is increasing. Adult Learning offers support for your basic computer, tablet and smartphone technology needs and can help build your skills and confidence.

Get Together Group - Fridays 10am-1pm, Islesburgh Community Centre
Feeling isolated and alone?
Just need to have a chat to someone and get out of the house?
Want a friendly face and a cuppa?
Our Friday morning get together is a supportive space where you can drop in for chat, and meet others over a cuppa. Open to everyone, we will develop activities together as we get to know each other.

Click on the links above for further information, or get in touch with Marc Coyne on 01595 743888 or email

Please note that there will be no sessions with Marc during the October break, Monday 11 - Tuesday 26 October inclusive.

Makkin and Yakkin - starting Tuesday 26 October, 2pm-3.30pm, Islesburgh Community Centre
At a loose end?  Looking to make new friends?  Come along to our new Makkin an Yakkin Sessions! Beginner or expert, bring your knitting along and create, share and blether in a sociable space.  This is about getting together and helping each other, so is not a teaching session. Please contact Denise on 01595 743888 or email if you would like to come to the first session.  We plan to run the sessions on a drop-in basis after that.

Coffee and Chat Planning Sessions, Thursday 28 October and 4 November, 2.30pm - 4pm, Islesburgh Community Centre
Our new Coffee and Chat sessions is a supportive space to come and meet others, hear about new opportunities, and try out new things over a cuppa. We’re planning to have guest speakers, chats about all kinds of things that are important to you and your family, share and develop skills. Come along and help plan the programme.  If you'd like to come along, or would just like some more information, contact Denise Nicolson on 01595 743888 or email 

Coffee and Chat - Volunteering with Voluntary Action Shetland, Thursday 11 November, 2.30pm - 4pm, Islesburgh Community Centre
Kathleen Williamson and Lavinia Schmidt, Volunteer Support Workers from Voluntary Action Shetland, will be joining us for this Coffee and Chat session. Come along and find out about what they do. It's free to attend, but if you'd like to come along, please contact Denise Nicolson on 01595 743888 or email 

  • The Scotish Goverment
  • Shetland Island Council
  • Learn Direct Scotland