**Our böd facilities have changed in 2021. Please ensure you read this page carefully to make sure you bring everything you will need to enjoy your stay in the böds.**
What to Bring
Although Shetland has a surprisingly mild climate considering that we're on the same latitude as Southern Greenland or St. Petersburg, the weather can change very quickly and with little warning. It is better to be prepared for any eventuality.
We recommend you should take everything with you that you would take on a camping holiday except the tent and sleeping mat.
- Here’s some suggestions of items to bring:
• Bedding (sleeping bag and pillow)
• Camping chairs
• Camping stove
• Cool box
• Cooking pots and pans
• Cooking utensils
• Crockery & cutlery
• Torch/lighting (only required at böds without electricity)
• £1 & £2 coins for electricity meter, if provided
• Fuel supply & matches
• Fireguard (if young children are staying)
• Toilet rolls
We have taken the opportunity to revert our böds back to traditional bothy accommodation - providing a basic shelter and camping experience. Most of the equipment we have added over the years including crockery, cooking utensils, kettle, microwave, cooker, fridge, soft seating will no longer be provided. Please remember to plan your stay with this in mind and ensure you bring your own supplies.
For many people the long summer days are the most remarkable aspect or Shetland's climate. May is often the sunniest month and in June the sun can shine for 19 hours. There is virtually no darkness, just a twilight we call the Simmer Dim. Very dense sea mists can arise quickly during the summer months. Hillwalkers MUST have a compass, a decent map and be able to use them. Proper clothing and footwear are also an essential.