If you travel to the Shetland mainland by sea then you will see Bressay Lighthouse as you approach the harbour. Bressay is one of the Shetland Islands with a population of around 360 people. It’s so close to the Shetland mainland that the ferry trip only takes five minutes. The lighthouse was opened in August 1858 and was in operation right up to August 2012. It now belongs to Shetland Amenity Trust and is used to house art exhibitions with the outbuildings being used for self-catering accommodation. So whether you want to just see the view from the lighthouse, visit an art exhibition or have a holiday in one of the cottages its worth a visit to this iconic lighthouse.