Papa Westray Island Development Plan

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Projects include

Nouster Heritage & Arts Centre (prioritised)

Establish Nouster as a living heritage & arts centre, providing a valuable community and tourism resource by creating a permanent venue for island culture, heritage and art exhibitions and events, a multi-media heritage archive, studio/workshops for local creative enterprises and facilities for boats and yachts.

Heritage & Arts Co-ordinator (prioritised)

Establish a two year post dedicated to kick starting Nouster Heritage & Arts Centre and develop local heritage and arts projects in support of our local creative industry and tourism businesses.

Community Oral History Project

Develop an intergenerational project aimed at collecting and preserving local dialect, memories, stories, folklore and island history through recordings, films and documentary archive.

Built Heritage

Ensure conservation of our traditional built heritage, bringing old and derelict buildings back into use, maintaining traditional stone dykes, piers, boat nousts, carsies and other structures and preserving traditional building techniques and skills.

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