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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.




This was the 2014 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


    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

Murdo Bews' War

 This new book will be launced at the Autumn Fair on 8th November. If you would like to order a copy for £12 + £1.10 p&p, 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. We can accept payment by PayPal.

if you pre-order and pay before 8th November the cost is £10 + £1.10 p&p.







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.


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


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.

Follow westrayslivingheritage on Facebook

Go to the web site by clicking here

 A third figurine was 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.