Originally set up in January 2014 as Bressay Community Development Association, the group's intention was to address major challenges faced by the residents of Bressay including depopulation, an aging population, lack of on-island services and increasing ferry fare costs to the Shetland mainland.

In 2014 the Primary School closed, further adding to the need for local development. In August 2015, the BCDA became a Company limited by guarantee, renamed as Bressay Development ltd.

All Bressay residents over the age of 16 can join without charge and our current membership stands at 60. Community participation in group activities is much larger.

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