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Papay Development Trust

Papay Development Trust was established in 1999 with a remit from the community to prepare a development plan and drive forward improvements for the island of Papa Westray which would help reverse population decline. In 2013, the Trust became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. The Trust works in partnership with others to achieve development appropriate to the changing needs of our community. The Papay Development Plan was originally launched in 2000 as part of Initiative at the Edge and revised in 2011.

At present the Trust undertakes a wide range of activity, from providing gateway housing, and a community boat scheme for additional ferry sailings to Westray, to running boat trips for visitors to the Holm of Papay. Following on from the successful project funded by the Coastal Communities Fund in 2015 and 2016, in March 2017 the Trust commenced its 'Veg, Visitors & Vibrancy for Papa Westray' project, to support a seasonal Ranger post and the Papay Market Garden. This project will run until March 2020. The project is being part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Orkney LEADER 2014 -2020 Programme, with support from other Papay organisations including the Papa Westray Community Council, Papay Community Association and Papa Westray Coffee Morning, with other income coming from the Trust itself and the project's trading activities.

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Papa Westray Island Development Plan 2011-2021

A PDF version of the complete plan can be downloaded here

Papa Westray Island Development Plan 2000

To read the original Development Plan, prepared in 2000, click here

Contacting the Papay Development Trust

Julian Branscombe
Secretary, Papay Development Trust
01857 644215
Papa Westray
Orkney KW17 2BU

Papay Development Trust is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation no. SC029585.

Company Secretary, Quarryhoose, Papa Westray, Orkney, KW17 2BU

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