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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...

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...

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...

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