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 […]
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.
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 […]
The young folk of the island held a very successful jumble sale in January to raise funds for various youth groups. A group of representatives from the Hofn attended the WDT board meeting in February and handed over £500 to the Chair, who emphasised that the young folk who use the Hofn would have a major […]
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 […]
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 […]