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Surrounded by farmland and rolling hills, a small dense wooded forest and a shallow inlet from the sea, Voxter House is an ideal spot for exploring the Shetland environment and for many outdoor activities.

Voxter Outdoor Centre was bequeathed to the Shetland people by it's last owner, Robbie Hughson.  It had spent most of its life as a Church of Scotland Manse and glebe.  It is now run by a small committee of volunteers who’s aim is to look after this valuable community asset, and ensure locals and visitors make the most of its potential as a base for exploring the natural surroundings and making the most of Shetland's culture and heritage.

This old Manse is nestled in the valley at Voxter, just to the North of Brae in Shetland, and has its own grounds.



Voxter Centre Trust is a registered Charity committed to maintaining and developing Voxter House for future generations to enjoy, as a community-led Outdoor Centre.

We require an enthusiastic individual to take over running the booking service and to handle the finances of the Centre. The role would also include managing our online presence on social media and our website. Applicants need to be computer literate with experience in financial matters preferrable. Good interpersonal skills are required as the successful applicant would be the first point of contact for our guests and will be working in co-operation with the existing Management Committee. We’re looking for someone to share our vision for the Centre and with the passion to help us drive it forward. There is the potential for future growth for this role with the right candidate.

Flexible working hours with a total of approximately 5 hours / week.


£250 / month.

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to voxterhouse@outlook.com. Closing date for applications is Friday the 2nd of September 2022.




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Mobile coverage in the area is poor, however Wifi is included in the price and there is a payphone in the hallway.

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Eating / Living

Outdoor Space

Voxter Outdoor Centre can sleep up to 24 people upstairs.

There are two 6-bed dormitories and one 8-bed dormitory as well as two 2-bed rooms with en-suite showers and toilets

There are more toilets and showers on the ground floor.

Residential visitors will need to provide sleeping bags and pillows.

There is a fully equipped kitchen. Adjacent to this is the dining room. This can double up as classroom or crafting area. There is a comfortable lounge which can also be used for indoor activities.


The conservatory room can be used for messier activities, washing, drying and as a bootroom.

Hire of the centre gives you access to the walled garden and the small grassed area adjacent to the centre. The wooded area is accessible at all times.

There is a small car park to the rear of the centre.

Extra guests can camp on the grounds as part of the venue hire.






The centre can be booked by using the "Contact Us"  form at the bottom of this page.  We will then send you the booking form along with our terms and conditions.  Your booking will be confirmed once we receive your booking form and deposit.


New Prices for 2021:


Here are the new prices for 2021.  We've had to increase our prices due to the Covid regulations on cleaning  surfaces, fabrics and furnishings.  

Minimum centre hire is £180 per night with a 3-night minimum stay (£540 minimum).  This covers up to 10 guests staying in the centre.

Additional guests may stay in the centre up to a total of 24 guests, at a charge of £18 per person per night. There may be possibilities for shorter bookings at the discretion of the Committee. 

In addition, there is space in the grounds for camping.  Tents and camper vans are charged at £8 per person per night, however this is only available in conjunction with the hire of the whole venue.  Day hires, shorter stays, and reduced pricing is available for local schools and youth groups, at the discretion of the Committee. 

 We respectfully ask that all groups leave the premises clean and tidy.  Find more info on our Facebook page.  Please contact us if you have any problems with the new pricing.

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So many of you have benefitted from what this amazing building has to offer.  Now we ask you to give something back, so future generations can have the same opportunities.

Our building is tired and in need of TLC so we need funding and volunteers to help us get back on our feet.  We have a BIG target of £60k and lots of jobs, big and small.

If you would like to make a donation towards our refurbishment project please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/voxtercentre.

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As a registered charity we're always wanting  to improve and build on what we're doing. If you're interested in supporting the work of Voxter Trust please get in touch.

For bookings please complete the contact form below and someone will get back to you within a few days.

If your query is more urgent please call 07534 699 147.


In the event of an emergency please call

Dugie Gunn on 07967 716 751.




Directions - Take the main road from Lerwick A970 through to Brae (approx 22.5 miles) and turn Right at the junction with the B9076 after the North mainland Leisure Centre.   After 1.5 miles turn Left into the Voxter Outdoor Centre.


Thanks for getting in contact. We aim to get back to you within 2 working days.

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