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February 13, 2020

It has been a mild winter so far in Shetland but the last few days have seen a light dusting of snow.

There is a lovely wintry feel to the landscape, Shetland native sheep and ponies are used well used to these conditions and are happy to be outside whatever the weather

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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...

January 29, 2020

Today is Lerwick #Uphellyaa, a huge fire festival celebrating the end of winter and the light returning. With Vikings, all night parties and 1000 flaming torches, it is an incredible experience! and we have accommodation in the Bridge End Outdoor Centre for Up Helly Aa...

November 7, 2019

At 60 degrees North, Shetland summers see little darkness. Nights are lit by the 'simmer dim', the summer light, when the sun barely sets. People often think this means our winters are very dark. It is true that we may not get many hours of winter sunshine each day but...

August 7, 2019

The Bridge End Outdoor Centre is located on the beautiful island of Burra and offers accommodation for £16pppn.  We also have facilities for camping and caravans. Visit www.bridgeendoutdoors.com or call 01595 859 486 for more information or to book.

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...

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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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...

February 8, 2019

The AGM for the Bridge End Outdoor Centre will be on Sunday 10th March. All Welcome!