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 hotel on the Sunday, this was an extremely successful event that involved both Westray folk, and those with “Westray connections”. It was wonderful to see the wealth of talent and enthusiasm of all the young folk taking part. The event will be repeated again in 2013.
This project was underwritten by Westray Development Trust and later received a shortfall grant of £750.08.