Silvercraigs Caravan and Camping Site

Dumfries and Galloway, Kirkcudbright

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The picturesque village of Skeld is on the West side of Shetland and is one of Her best kept secrets. The views are quite spectacular. As you make your way into Skeld, you will not be disappointed. The beautiful marina and waterfront encompasses the campsite.

The shore scape varies from the dramatic cliffs of the outer coast to long voes (sea inlets), which extend far into the heathery hills and green croft land. Whatever the wind direction, you can always find a sheltered beach.

Many a day when the East coast of Shetland is smothered in sea fog, the Westside is gloriously sunny. It happens particularly in summer, when south-easterly winds pick up moisture from the North Sea: as the clammy air passes over the hills of Shetland it warms and dries, clearing away the mist.

The old village of Skeld was a very busy place in the nineteenth century. Fish was landed at Skeld, salted, dried and then exported to Spain. This led to the employment of 50-60 men as sail makers, carpenters, coopers and blacksmiths. At the head of Skeld Voe is the congregational church built in 1863.

Open from 01/01 to 31/12
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, DG6 4BT, Scotland
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Quiet and peaceful
Family friendly

Facilities and things nearby

Campers kitchen
Chemical disposal
Disabled facilities
Electricity hook up
Public phone
Shop (essentials)
Table tennis
Washing up facilities
Indoor heated pool
Food shop

Good to know

Dogs allowed


GPS: 54.8366°N, 4.0444°W

We are 25 miles outside of Lerwick. Head North on the A970 from Lerwick. Turn off at the Tingwall junction onto the A971 (the caravan site is signposted) carry on until you come to Park Hall on your right, which is just past Bixter. Turn Left here, it’s signposted at the junction; Skeld caravan and campsite. Follow the B9071 road until you come to Skeld (about 15 minutes). Turn left at the Grindibreks road. You will see the site at the Waterfront.

  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport - 82 km
  • Campbeltown Airport - 124 km
  • Perth/Scone Airport - 183 km
  • Cairnryan - 64 km
  • Douglas - 81 km
  • Douglas - 81 km


Pitch (suitable for Camper van or Caravan)

Maximum persons: 6

Dimensions: 8 x 8 meters

Ground type: Hardstanding

from £15.00 per night
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Pitch (suitable for Large tent or Small tent)

Maximum persons: 6

Dimensions: 8 x 8 meters

Ground type: Grass

from £17.00 per night
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Payment terms

100% of the remaining balance on arrival

Cancellation policy

Cancel 30 days or more before arrival 100% refunded, Cancel less than 30 days before arrival 0% refunded


Children under the age of 5 are free of charge.

Cards accepted at this property

Credit and debit cards are not accepted at this site.