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AGM – Thursday 29th October 2015

Please accept this invite to the
South Mainland Community History Group’s Annual General Meeting at the Quendale Mill on Thursday, 29th October at 7.30pm.

You will be made most welcome.

Opening Dates for 2016

This is advance notice of our opening dates for next season.

The Mill will open daily from 11 April and close on 16 October 2016 – opening hours remaining as at present.  Extended opening can be arranged by appointment between 01 April and 31 October 2016.

We hope this will give you plenty of time to plan for your visit(s) next year.

Broo Project Update

Broo Project

Excavation at Broo

Research on the lost Township of Broo: an Update on Recent Findings
There will be an illustrated talk by Dr Gerald F Bigelow, Director, Shetland Islands Climate and Settlement Project, in the Boddam Hall on Thursday, 14 May 2015 at 7.45pm.

We know that you will find Dr. Bigelow’s talk interesting and informative.  Please join us on Thursday evening for an update on the Project.

“For the last few years teams of archaeologists and scientists of various disciplines have been investigating the causes and the impacts of the massive sand movements that created Quendale Links. One historically known result of the sand blowing inland was the destruction of the prosperous township of Broo (or “Brew”, or “Brow”). Dr Bigelow will give an update on the results of past and present research on the Broo township and the sand disaster that doomed it”.

National Mills Weekend 2015

Weekend Events – Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May 2015.

National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of our milling heritage, co-ordinated by the SPAB Mills Section, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.  Further details are available at the following link: www.nationalmillsweekend.co.uk

In conjunction with National Mills Weekend SPAB have organised a Mills in Art Competition which is open to all age groups with separate categories for fine art, photography and under-16.  Further details and entry forms are available on the National Mills Weekend website.  Please note the closing date for entries is 24 May 2015.

Mills on the Air
Lerwick Amateur Radio Society will again be setting up a RADIO Station (call GB2QM) in the Quendale Mill from where they will be contacting fellow enthusiasts from destinations throughout Europe as well as in other Mills in the UK.

Quendale Mill now open daily until 11 October 2015

The Mill is now open for the 2015 season.  Come awa in – we’ll be blyde ta see you.

Here you will find things of interest for all ages and more than enough to while away the time on a dreich day.

Welcome to the Quendale Mill website

We hope you will enjoy your tour around the website, which is just a taster for what you will find during your visit to the Mill.

Camera Display

From 1900 to the present day – this display features cameras selected by Custodian Geordie Jacobson from his own personal collection and others loaned by friends to enhance this year’s display.

A very interesting and varied selection of cameras to see, including ones such as the Nagel Fornidar 30, the Werra 1 and the Ernemann Heag XV – now on display.

Seasons Greetings

We wish you a Happy Christmas and a Guid New Year. We hope you will be able to visit the Mill some time during the coming year – we’re sure you will find it most interesting and very informative.

AGM – 23 October 2014 update

The Annual General Meeting of the South Mainland Community History Group was held at 1930 in the Quendale Mill on Thursday, 23 October 2014.

This meeting was open to the public.  Our weekly meetings continue in the Mill each Thursday evening at 7.30pm.  Anyone with an interest in the history of this area is cordially invited to our meetings – and to join us for a cuppa.


Fallopia aubertii

In flower now at the Quendale Mill.

Quite a sight.  In its first season of flowering, this Russian Vine makes an interesting addition to the growing list of attractions at the Mill.

Fallopia aubertii

Fallopia aubertii