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May 30, 2019

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 fad...

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 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...

February 5, 2018

Our Up Helly  Aa guests had the great idea to hire a hot tub when they stayed at the Bridge End Outdoor Centre.   Shetland Hot Tubs come and set it all up for you so why not have a little luxury when you stay in the centre!

December 30, 2017

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 E...

November 29, 2017

We often see otters in the voe in front of the Bridge End Outdoor Centre. On a summers evening you can sit for hours watching them swim and fish. Shetland has the highest concentration of otters in Europe so with patience and a bit of luck you can have an amazing encou...

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