Only 7 minutes by ferry from Lerwick, Bressay offers visitors a selection of Shetland’s finest scenery, geology, archaeology, flora and fauna. Easily accessible for walkers and cyclists, a lovely playpark for the young and our Heritage Centre, Speldiburn Café and Good As New Shop and the Maryfield House Hotel providing culture, food and interest - perfect for a lovely day out!
BD Ltd is a not for profit and a Company Ltd by Guarantee striving to support our community, provide better facilities and services on the island, promote Bressay’s assets, encourage tourism, business and work opportunities. Managed by a small team of volunteers, the group set up and now runs the Speldiburn Café and Good As New Shop, artist studio spaces, recycling facilities and venue hire at the former school.
Explore picturesque coastal landscapes, stunning wildlife and archaeological treasures. Bressay is an ideal destination for walking & cycling, with a visitor centre, café and restaurant all just minutes away from Lerwick.
Our community of around 340 folk is friendly and welcoming, many of us participate in the regular events and activities taking place. Thinking of moving to Bressay? We can help provide information on accommodation, employment, amenities and much more!
BDL is committed to reducing Bressay's CO2 emissions and helping our community cut waste. In 2021 we begun a project to plant a 3000 tree woodland. Also in 2021, with funding from HIE and CARES, we replaced our storage heaters with air source heat units, added extra loft insulation and installed 40 solar panels. Speldiburn cafe uses compostable cups, straws and takeaway containers.
There are many event that you, or you and your family can take in throughout the year. Events are added to regularly.