Tour Shetland on a budget

Shetland Bods

Tour Shetland on a budget by staying at Shetland’s camping bods

Originally, a Böd was a simple building on Shetland used to shelter fishermen during the fishing season. Now the Shetland Böds offer basic, camping barn style accommodation for those who want a simple holiday touring the Shetland Isles.   There is a network of 9 Böds and of these only the Böd of Nesbister was original a fishing böd. By contrast Grieve House, one of the largest house in the network, was home to Hugh McDiarmid, a great Scottish poet for many years.