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April 29, 2019

The Bridge End Outdoor Centre is located on the island of Burra.  Burra has some of the most spectacular beaches on Shetland and lots of beautiful countryside to walk in. The island is connected to the Shetland mainland by a bridge which makes it a fantastic base to ex...

March 4, 2019

The first signs of spring have started to appear in Shetland.  The nights are getting longer, there are buds on the trees and the daffodils have started to bloom. 

Spring is a special time in Shetland. Many rare species of bird stop here as part of the spring bird...

June 23, 2018

The Bridge End Outdoor Centre is a charity that provides budget accommodation for people wanting to explore Shetland.

It costs only £14 per person per night to stay in the centre.

Larger groups can book exclusive use of the centre (there is a minimum cost of £140 per nig...

May 21, 2018

We still have some summer availability at the Bridge End Outdoor Centre.

Beds in the centre in the centre for £14 pppn. Rooms  for small groups available or larger groups up to 26 persons.

The centre has fully eqiuipped kitchen and a seating area. 

We have facilities for...

May 14, 2018

May is the month when Shetland pony foals are born.  The warmer weather has begun and there is plenty new grass for them. For much of recorded history, Shetland ponies have lived outside all year, often in areas with little shelter from gale force winds. This is though...

April 18, 2018

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...

April 13, 2018

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 Cent...

March 27, 2018

At the Bridge End Outdoor Centre we have self catering facilities allowing you to make the most of the fresh ingredients available in Shetland. Throughout summer, you will find boxes at road ends selling fresh laid, free range eggs.    Shetland has some of the freshest...

March 9, 2018

The heavy snow that affected much of the UK was little more than a light dusting in Shetland. As it melts it feels like spring is truly on its way. Crocuses have joined the snowdrops, adding a splash of colour to the landscape and there are buds on the trees. Oyster ca...

February 18, 2018

It is starting to feel a lot like spring in Shetland. That means puffins will soon return and it is not long until the Shetland Folk Festival.

The Shetland Folk Festival is a spectacular event featuring musicians from all over the world. Concerts are held in some o...

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