Due to ongoing concerns relating to COVID-19, the Papay shop continues to operate at reduced opening hours and for limited customers at a time. The shop will still continue to take orders for delivery / collection. Click Shop for more details.
The Hostel is open for new bookings, although current visitor capacity is reduced. Click Hostel for more details.
Bookings for Papay Tours and visits to the Holm of Papay during 2021 are open, although start dates are not yet decided.
Papay Wool & Craft Shop
Daybreak, Papa Westray KW17 2BU
(just beyond the school and St Ann's Kirk, 500m down the hill from Beltane House hostel)
Please call round on any day - just ring the bell and wait a minute for Margit to open the shop specially for you.
The shop has a wide range of craft goods, handmade on Papay, including greeting cards, postcards, photographs, jewellery, bags, and knitted scarfs & socks. You can also buy local books, including the new Papay guidebook.
There is a special line in Chifundo fashion accessories to support women in Malawi through fair trade. To find out more, visit their website www.chifundomalawi.org
The shop has an amazing selection of wool. All your knitting needs can be catered for here, with yarns from royal alpaca to 'Holmie oo' light aran wool from the native sheep nearby on the Holm of Papay. There is an enormous range of beautiful six-ply sock yarns - perhaps the best in Britain! In addition, there is a wide range of other fine wools, hand-coloured and luxury yarns, including alpaca, alpaca/merino, alpaca/cotton, silk/merino and yak, whilst a couple of balls of possum wool are available just now. Of course, knitting needles and crochet hooks are on sale too.
Everything is extremely reasonably priced.
Margit's hand-knitted socks are a speciality. Papay socks are trotting the globe, and have been worn on all seven continents!
Contact Margit Fassbender on 01857 644275 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to make an order - or for any more information on the wool and craft shop.
incorporating the Papa Westray Post Office
Opening hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 10am to 2pm
Post Office closed for the rest of the week, but postal collection at 7am, Monday to Saturday.
The Post Office is completely handmade, all the work of the late Dr Hartmut Windrich.
Associate staff at the Post Office include Daisy the collie and a varied range of hens!