18th June 2017 

At long last we have a Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/Westraak/

17th April 2017

Karen and Andy Penn are delighted to be taking over Westraak Tours. We thank Graham and Kathy for all their hard work and dedication in establishing Westraak and making it such an asset to Westray and we are very grateful for the trust they have shown in us in taking over their business. 

We look forward to welcoming visitors to Westray and showing off this special place. The puffins are here in good numbers, Noup Head is full of life. The fields are getting greener everyday and filling up with lambs and calves.

28th February, 2017

Westraak Guided Tours:               

Book your Westraak Tour for 2017 and 2018. 

Come to Westray - even if  for only a week or two!   The peace and solitude here is the ideal tonic and you will go home fully refreshed.

Here, on Westray, you can really feel the remoteness and slip into the island way of life for a short spell.   We promise you that you will feel the benefits - immediately you arrive.

There are excellent facilities, with a variety of accommodation opportunities, eating out and sightseeing.

Then, of course, there is Westraak, where we provide Guided Tours.

Book your Westraak Tour for 2017. Westraak is open all year round for Tours of Westray.   You can check our ’Bookings’ page for availability.   
 
Should you have a date in mind for 2018, please check the Bookings page and book online or call us on 01857 677777 or E-mail on info@westraak.co.uk.   
 
Check out this link  -

Orkney Trip Report - Westray and Westraak Tours: on TripAdvisor

If you want to see the other services available here on Westray, please visit www.westraypapawestray.co.uk
 
Come to Westray and get a ’feel’ for the remoteness and experience real island life.   If there is any aspect of your proposed trip to Orkney that we can help with, call us or E-mail and we’ll be delighted to help. 
 
Wildlife:
                                                      
Puffins will return to their nesting sites in 7 weeks time and will be here until end of July.  

We await the Gannets, Razorbill, Guillemot Kittiwake and Fulmars return to Noup Head RSPB Reserve in 7 - 8 weeks time.

More about Westray and Papay:

Take a look at Mark Whatmore’s video at   https://vimeo.com/159503484

    
Archaeology:

The Links of Noltland Neolithic site is becoming more and more intriguing as Graeme Wilson and Hazel Moore, Directors of EASE Archaeology and their Team of experts, dig more and more into Westray’s past. 

The excavations at Links of Noltland on Westray, Orkney were nominated, in February 2014, for the prestigious  ’Best Rescue Dig’ award hosted by Current Archaeology Magazine and were the only Scottish candidate this year.   Needless to say, they won the award!   An open endorsement of the sheer importance of this site.
 
Noltland Links, home to the ’Westray Wife’ figurine’, is at severe risk from erosion. Recent work (funded by Historic Scotland) has made it possible to recover a wealth of new information about life in the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods.
                            
In 2016, EASE Archaeology discovered yet another incredible structure at the Noltland Links.   This structure, which is wholly contained within a burnt mound, is described by Hazel Moore, of EASE, as a Bronze Age Sauna or Sweat House. We hope to see all or part of this dig site re-opening in 2017.

More later ...................................


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