Bressay Heritage Centre

The Bressay Heritage Centre, situated at the Bressay ferry terminal, is a local exhibition space. Current displays include information and photographs documenting Bressay’s role in WW1, photographs of Bressay’s flora and a lovely ‘ben end’, a 1950’s living room – Bressay style.

Bressay Heritage Centre opened in 1996 and is owned and operated by Bressay History Group. Annual summer exhibitions provide visitors with the opportunity to dip into many aspects of Bressay’s past. The Centre houses an extensive archive of material relating to the island’s history through photographs, maps, genealogy, etc.

A new and exciting visitor attraction is the reconstruction, next to the Heritage Centre, of the central core of a Bronze Age Burnt Mound, which Bressay History Group ‘rescued’ from being washed away by the sea. Onsite interpretation will assist visitors to explore the interior of this unique mysterious construction.

The Bressay History Group is part of the network of Shetland Information Points and their custodian can provide detailed local information, directions and suggestions, such as popular walks.

Come and see how we use 3D images in our displays.

E-mail: for more information.
Tel: 01595 820750

Bressay Public Hall

The large main Hall and small end room are available to hire for various functions including meetings, parties, weddings and fund raisers. Kitchen also available to hire and catering can be provided. Prices depend on requirements.

For bookings and enquiries contact Alison Reid, 01595 820 200

Bressay Kirk

Bressay Parish Kirk situated at the Mail has 19th century stained glass windows and lovely woodwork. There are currently no regular services.

The School

The Speldiburn Cafe, Good As New Shop, art studios and exhibitions, community space, tennis court & lending library. Check out this link for more information.

Maryfield restaurant & bar (01595 820203)

A licensed hotel and restaurant with a bar, situated close to the Bressay ferry terminal, offering a varied menu with the option of pre-booking a fresh seafood platter. The Maryfield also holds curry nights, Italian specials and quiz nights.

Speldiburn Café

Situated in the newly refurbished former primary school along with a community library and Good As New Shop, the Speldiburn Café offers freshly made soups, light lunches and home baked cakes. The Cafés exhibition space showcases work by local and visiting artists.

Shop and Post Office (Mail, 01595 820200)

Mon - Sat 8.45am-6pm (early closing Wed), Sun 3pm-4.30pm

Grocery sales and off-licence.


There are public toilets at the ferry terminal and at the Speldiburn Cafe.

Playpark & football pitch

The Bressay play park and the sports pitch are separate sites both bordering the houses at Fullaburn. Open all year round the play park is secure and well equipped and only a 10-minute walk from the Speldiburn Café. The sports pitch is a regular venue for local football matches and a venue for summer sports days and fundraising events.

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