Westray & Papa Westray - these picturesque neighbouring islands face the Atlantic and have a rich seafaring history including the wreck of warships of the Spanish Armada in the 16th century.
Westray is more populous and many community amenities such as the junior high school, medical practice and shops are centred in Pierowall village. The island boasts many excellent farms but also has a thriving fishing industry including most of Orkney’s white fish fleet. ‘Papay’ is renowned for its quiet and tranquillity.
The Neolithic site at Knap of Howar is the oldest preserved stone house in northern Europe. Both islands enjoy regular air and ferries links to Kirkwall.