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February 3, 2020

Shetland's famous Up Helly Aa fire festival took place last week. It happens at the end of January to celebrate the start of the longer days.after a long winter. 

We can now look forward to the nights getting lighter. In June the sun barely sets and we experience the ma...

March 21, 2019

Otters are regularly spotted in the waters around the Bridge End Outdoor Centre.  This photo was taken from far away using a phone but on the left you can just make out an otter in the water.  I watched for about 15 minutes while 2 otters caught and ate fish.

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February 1, 2019

Shetland has many community fire festivals in the winter months.  The most famous is the Lerwick Up Helly Aa which takes place on the last Tuesday of January. Over a thousand guisers with torches march through the streets of Lerwick.  At the culmination of this parade...

January 27, 2019

The bridge End Outdoor Centre offers budget accommodation in beautiful Burra. We have self catering for groups of up to 26 in the centre for £16pppn (minimum hire cost for exclusive use £160)

Beds for individuals for £16pppn. Electric hookup for motorhomes £16 per vehic...

July 27, 2018

As autumn approaches, thoughts in Shetland start to turn to the possibility of rare bird sightings. During spring and autumn bird migrations Shetland is a perfect stopping point for birds, meaning we get regular sightings of unusual birds.

Many people come to stay for w...

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...

June 3, 2018

 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 an...

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...

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