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Westray's Living Heritage

Historic Scotland

 Our grateful thanks to

for help and support

Girs and Steens

2011-12 Exhibition
Supported by
Leader Funding

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 Brough House Aviation Film Night

Wednesday 10th September at 7:30

Contact Angela to let us know you are coming so we can arrange catering


The summer season closes at the end of September but we shall be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-4 during October.

Try the door or contact Angela by phone at the office here or at home if you want to come outwith these times.

Our special event on Tuesday and Wednesday 5th and 6th August


Did you come and meet Tony our Neolithic Man? He was here to show you and let you handle lots of artifacts like neolithic arrowheads, pickaxes, ropemaking, quernstones and wicks.

The event was a great success, and our grateful thanks go to Tony for coming here. Let's hope he can come again next year. If he can come, we'll let you know in advance as soon as we are informed.

We also thank Historic Scotland for making it all possible.




Come and see our exciting new exhibition

The Great War – Some of Westray's memories




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If you need to contact us please drop us an email using the address on the contact us page


Opening times

from early May to late September 2014


    Sunday    13:30 – 17:00
    Monday    11:30 – 17:00
    Tuesday - Saturday     10:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 17:00





Congratulations to EASE Archaeology

The Links of Noltland wins Best Rescue dig at the Current Archaeology awards ceremony in London

Click here for the full story (takes you to Current Archaeology site)


 Our latest book is called

Henry o'Pert's War

 If you would like to purchase a copy, please email us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll get back to you now the books are again back in stock.







What's On, Aff, Been in Westray 


The latest edition is now available for purchase from the online sales section.

You have the option to buy a single issue for £1.50, or pay £16.50 in advance for 12 issues.

The web site is officially launched

Launch of Westray's Living Heritage website at the Heritage Centre

After lots of hard work from February onwards, our latest project was officially launched on Saturday evening 29th September.

Westray's Living Heritage is an exciting new project which puts Westray Heritage Trust at the heart of island life. It will leave a lasting legacy for future generations of islanders and it will provide a snapshot of life in Westray during the early 21st century. We hope, in time, that it will grow to become a full-blown record of island residents and their day-to-day activities.

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Go to the web site by clicking here

 A third figurine has been found at the Links of Noltland dig.

Orkney Venus and other figurines

Left to right we have the Orkney Venus, then the second find the incomplete figurine, and then the latest discovery (some call it the Grobust Grandad), found at the Grobust site close by the sea.

Noltland dig

This is the Grobust site where the figurine was found.

 Click HERE to go directly to the Historic Scotland web site announcement.