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June 18, 2019

At this time of year in Shetland we enjoy daylight late into the night.  We call this the simmerdim. It is am amazing experience to be able to walk by the sea at midnight, listening to the waves and the song of seals. 

If you are looking for accommodation for your Shetl...

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...

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...

January 31, 2018

You may have seen the images of torches, vikings and a burning galley as Lerwick celebrated Up Helly Aa yesterday but did you know this is only one of many winter fire festivals in Shetland?

There are several rural Up Helly Aa celebrations which may be smaller but are n...

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...

November 12, 2017

This year The Bridge End Outdoor Centre started to offer accommodation for individuals for £14 per person per night.  This makes the outdoor centre the perfect place for birdwatchers. We offer budget, self catering accommodation making bird watching in Shetland afforda...

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