Papay Birdy-folk Weekend
7-9 July 2017


1977 - 2017

What’s on?

Friday 7th July:

7pm:  Celebration Cocktail @ the Kelp Store

    o Celebrate 40 years of wardens on Papay with a drink and snacks

    o A tribute to Eric Meek

    o A Wardens Who’s Who

Saturday 8th July:

Day:  Picnic on the Holm

    o Trips to the Holm in the Dunter, from 10:30am

    o Bring you own food & drink for a picnic

    o Trip is weather permitting

7pm:  Dinner Dance @ Beltane

    o 2-course meal

    o Music & a dance with the Papay Band

Sunday 9th July:

10.30am:  Visit Rose Cottage & Gowrie

    o See where the wardens lived and live!

11am:  A walk around the North Hill & picnic

    o Meet at North Hill Slap for a walk around the hill

    o Picnic at Fowl Craig (about 12:30pm)

6:30pm:  Quiz, film & pub @ Beltane

    o Film: The Eagle Huntress (6:30pm)

    o A team quiz (ca. 8:15pm)

    o Pub banter


Papay North Hill Wardens

1977 - 2017

David Mower

Trevor Charlton

John Chester

Steve Davis

Rob Macklin

Martin Gray

Ian Robinson

Alan Mee

Mike Hainsworth

Chris Thain

Tom Brereton

Pete Bousted

Tim Dodman

James Plowman

Sean Meikle

Robin Moore

Ann Prior

Pam Strachan

Simon Wellock

Katy Robinson

Lee Shields

Karen Judd

Jo Hulsman

Kate Sheard

Lorna Dow

Chris Bell

Sarah West

Kaye Thomas

David Roche


Toilets are available at the Community School, St. Ann’s Kirk, Beltane/ Papa Westray Hostel, the Kelp Store and the New Pier.

The island shop is open on Friday from 10am – 12 noon and 3.30 –5.30pm and on Saturday from 10am - 12 noon and 6 – 7pm.

Accommodation / camping: Papa Westray Hostel (01857 644224)

Pick-ups are available on request to meet arriving boats and planes (book on 01857 644224). Ask on the isle about use of this service when leaving.


Celebration cocktail: £5 (adult) / kids free

Holm trip: free (donations to PDT for transport welcome)

Dinner Dance: £10 (adult) / £4 (under 16) / free (under 5)

Cinema: £1 / (under 16s free)

Other Information

If the weather’s fine we hope to put up a bouncy castle at certain times for younger bairns.

The Kelp Store will be open throughout the weekend.

General Enquiries

Papay Community Association: 01857 644 224 / 201 / 238

Papay Shop: 01857 644321

The Birdie-folk Weekend is sponsored by: Papay Community Association, RSPB & Papa Westray Community Council