Due to further ongoing concerns, the Papay Co-op and Papay Development Trust have taken the following decisions:

From Monday 10th August, the Papay Coop will open the shop, though opening hours will be less than usual and safety conditions concerning COVID-19 will be in place. The shop will still continue to take orders for delivery / collection.. Click Shop for more details.

The Hostel will be closed for new bookings until further notice. Click Hostel for more details.

Papay Tours and visits to the Holm of Papay are suspended until 2021 but bookings for next year are open.

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Visiting and Staying on Papa Westray

South Wick, Papa Westray

The South Wick - photograph by Douglas Hourston


Papa Westray Hostel and Shop

The Papay Community Cooperative provides a licensed general merchants shop and visitor accommodation in Beltane House, a community-run complex created from a row of 19th century converted farm cottages. The Papa Westray Hostel is an ideal place to base your holiday. With lovely views out over the Holm of Papay and beyond to the isles of Eday and Sanday, it is centrally located within easy reach of beautiful beaches, archaeological and historic sites and many good walks around the isle. Owned and run by the community, our hostel is warm, friendly and comfortable with private rooms, two modern well equipped kitchens for self-catering, spacious dining room, a lounge with TV, DVD player, board games and books and a large garden overlooking the island and the sea.

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Visit Papa Westray's well-stocked community shop


Holland Farm

Holland Farm: wing of old farmhouse, sleeps 4-6, minimum 1 week stay, £300- £400 pw, no smokers, pets by arrangement only. Enquiries t: 01857 644250 jnrendall@gmail.com


Daybreak - Post Office and Crafts

Papa Westray's Post Office and wool and craft shop


Wildlife and Tours

Island tours - Peedie package, half and one day tours.

Puffins, skuas, arctic terns and many other birds can be seen on the North Hill. Guided tours of the Reserve are given by the RSPB warden on Wednesdays and Saturdays in season (tel: (+44) 01857 644240).


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