Tag Archives: youth

Höfn Refurbishment

THIS PROJECT IS BEING PART-FINANCED BY THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT AND THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY ORKNEY LEADER 2007-2013 PROGRAMME [clearleft] (July 2012) The Hofn is now 12 years old and was very much in need of refurbishment. Some interior work has been done and we have received grant funding from the Orkney Islands Council Community Development Fund […]

School Trip to Poland

Westray Junior High School have started planning a trip to Poland for all senior school students next year.   Children and parents have made a huge undertaking to fundraise half the total required, and WDT has agreed to match this (up to £8500).  £2400 of this has already been paid over to cover deposits.

Westray Connections 2012

The first “Westray Connections” music weekend was held in 2012, and organised by the Westray and Papa Westray Tourist Association, with Westray Development Trust underwriting and subsidising the costs of this.   From small intimate afternoon concerts at local venues to a packed evening concert in the community hall, and an impromptu jam session outside the […]

Youth Trip to London

12 teenagers from Westray and 5 from Papay (accompanied by 6 leaders) had a very enjoyable but exhausting trip to London with the Parish Kirk Youth Group.  They spent six nights (20-26th October) staying in the Central London area of Kennington/North Lambeth.  Alongside a number of more predictable tourist visits, the group –          Found out […]

Westray Skiff Project

Until recently the Westray Skiff were the sea taxi used to transport people and small cargo between the isles. These boats were built maintained and used locally and exported to other islands. As local transport systems improved, reliance on the Skiff decreased, as did the skills to build, maintain and sail them.  With funding from The […]