Shetland can be a magical place in the summer. Catherine Munro writes about the storm petrels at Mousa Broch.
We stepped onto the small boat as the sun dipped below the horizon, filling the sky with the colours of fire. The mirror sea, feeling no wind, reflected the fading colours of the day. As the island drew nearer, anticipation rose, we were about to experience a very special seabird encounter.
The island of Mousa is home to 12,000 breeding pairs of storm petrels, aroun
Shetland has been having some beautiful summer weather these last few weeks. Wildflowers have started to fill the roadsides, the islands are bustling with seabirds and the sea is the most amazing shade of blue. At this time of year, there is practically no darkness and you can walk at midnight without a torch. The Bridge End Outdoor Centre is close to two beautiful sandy beaches, Meal and Min. When the weather is nice, these beaches are filled with with families, enjoying t
Shetland is a beautiful place to come for a walking holiday. We have around 900 miles of coastline, beautiful beaches and dramatic cliffs teeming for seabirds. Otters and whales are regularly spotted in summer so there can be adventure around every corner! Inland, the peat hills are punctuated with beautiful lochs and filled with many species of bird. In spring and autumn rare birds will often make a stop here. For those of you with an interest in archaeology, there is evid
The puffins have returned to Sumburgh head and orca have been spotted off the coast of Shetland in the last few days. The long summer days provide fantastic opportunities for spotting wildlife. Last year Orca passed within walking distance of the Bridge End Outdoor Centre . Otters regularly swim in the voe right next to the centre and if you are lucky you might see them catch and eat a fish. The fields around the centre are filled with Shetland ponies and there are beautifu
Are you thinking about visiting Shetland in 2018? Shetland has so much to offer visitors: long summer nights where the sun barely sets; spectacular cliffs teeming with seabirds; hundreds of historical sites and close encounters with puffins, seals and orca. The Bridge End Outdoor Centre offers budget accommodation so as many people as possible can experience this Shetland's beautiful landscape. We offers self catering accommodation for £14pppn. Individuals and small groups