16th – 19th June 2017


This Simmer Dim, why not join the most Northerly UK hash weekend. This year we will be going as far north as we can, Saxa Vord, an ex RAF base, on the island of Unst.

The rough plan for the weekend is as follows:

  • Fri Night – Catch the overnight ferry* from Aberdeen at 7PM
  • Sat Morn – Breakfast, coach to run no. 1, circle and then lunch provided
  • Sat Aft – Coach to Unst (including 2 ferry journeys) and settle in to Hostel
  • Sat Eve –Dinner of local Shetland delicacies followed by Ceilidh dancing
  • Sun Morn – Breakfast, run no. 2, circle and then lunch provided
  • Sun Aft – Free time to enjoy Unst and optional coach tour of the island
  • Sun Eve – Dinner of local Shetland delicacies followed by more dancing
  • Mon Morn - Breakfast, run no. 3, circle and then lunch and coach back to Lerwick
  • Mon Night – Catch the ferry* back and arrive in Aberdeen for 7AM 

*)For those non party goers flights can also be caught from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.

A Red Dress Run will be held on Thursday night starting at 7pm from The Prince of Wales, raising money for the RNLI (accommodation in Aberdeen to be organised by attendees). There is no additional charge to attend this event
Further details can be found on the “Shetland Simmer Dim Hash” facebook page.


Shetland Simmer Dim 2016

To prevent the need for money and pocketless costumes, the price includes accommodation, “the best ever food on a hash weekend”, local Valhalla Beer (other drinks also provided) and more entertainment than you can shake a stick at!

The committee can guarantee two things on this event – the sun will never set on this hash weekend and you will not get a T-Shirt

You will be staying two nights at the glorious Saxa Vord Resort in Unst (sleep optional!) sleeping in twin/double/single rooms. For those wishing to stay longer, additional nights can be booked directly with the resort.

The cost for this amazing fun will be £220** till 31st March and £240 from 1st April onwards
(**These prices are only valid if full payment is completed by 31st March)

To guarantee yourself on this most outrageous event please send a £40 deposit (or complete payment) with the Rego form below – hurry places are limited and places are selling fast!




To pre-register download the attached rego-form (one separate form for each registration) and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or if you prefer print it out and send by snail mail to:

Shetland Simmer Dim
2/6 Waters Close,

To confirm registration send a cheque made payable to “Matthew Lemmon” to the above address, use electronic transfer, or hand over money to Shetland mismanagement. Make sure you identify who the money is from and also send us an email to say you have transferred.

Matthew Lemmon
Royal Bank of Scotland
Sort Code:   83-25-16
Account No;  00637032

Fill in the form below, use a separate form for each registration.
Please add your true waist size otherwise you may not fit your memento!
If you have any special requirements, let us know.

Please note that the cost of travel is not included and this will have to be booked separately. This is to allow choice of travel and choice of travel dates (if a longer stay is decided upon). Last year the cost of the return ferry was £39.50 per person. Bicycles are free to take onboard (please book with your booking) but there is an additional cost for motorised transport.

Those wishing to travel up early or stay later are more than welcome, however accommodation must be arranged independently.


Shetland Mismanagement



This is a Write Up from last years Shetland Simmer Dim


50 Brave, adventurous hashers bordered the boat in Aberdeen, not knowing what awaited them when they arrived at the other side. After the usual pre-sailing announcements and departure from the harbour the announcement was made – “we’re having a slight technical difficulty and will have to reset the compass, but don’t worry we will make up the time and still arrive on time”. So round and round we went – 10 circles clockwise followed by another 10 circle anticlockwise – who knew that’s how you reset a compass??? True to his word, the captain got us up to the island ontime and ready to offload the group of slightly delicate hashers who had attempted to drink the bar dry but failed – Great work from North Link Ferries.


Upon gaining a foothold on the island they stormed Fort Charlotte, only to be beaten back into checking in at the Islesburgh Hostel. Upon gaining a foothold here and meeting up with 4 hash spies, who had landed the day before along with 6 local hashers who had blended seamlessly into the local population they re-stormed the fort and made it their own. What-ho, the supplies of Valhalla beer and local Shetland food were all there but the wine planned to be shipped over from the mainland had not arrived, but great work from the local Tesco management ensured we were fully stocked.


After refuelling with gorgeous food supplied by Minty Autumn, the pack set off in an attempt to explore the local environment by following blobs of flour left by 2 of the hash spies, more commonly known as hares. Along the way checks had been left to ensure that those at the front of the pack did further exploration whilst attempting to find the route. This allowed the main pack to catch up and on finding the route they followed the correct route indicated by their tribal call of “On On”, with those originally at the front having to make their way back to the trail and so moving to the back of the pack. And then, there it was, a beautiful beach, with crystal clear water, perfect for a nice cooling swim. But after this, it was up the hill to interrogate the weather station and then back to the fort.


Once at the Fort, the heros and villains of the run were brought forth, with their crimes told and ceremonial “down downs” awarded. After this, these brave men and women were well fed with Mintys amazing local food and all washed down with Valhalla beer. But then, whilst they were at their weakest, they were stormed by the local tribe of Jarl’s. After a brave battle of ceilidh dancing, the tribe was fought off and they were left to enjoy the fantastic spectacle of the sun never leaving the sky.


The next morning the hashers arouse to undertake another epic exploration of the local area, this time following flour to the north. Joining them were some brave locals who had come to see what it was about, after reading of this strange invasion in the Shetland Times. After some brave adventures on the local playground and some epic battles in the mud, known to them as “shiggy” they returned to the fort to meet two of their compatriots who had bravely tackled the local half marathon. After more ceremonial “down downs” and a filling of food and Beer, the tribe retreated to the ferry to be whisked away back to their homelands.


As they say “On On!”


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