Local Information

There are three general stores on Westray. Two are in Pierowall village and there is one in the south at Skelwick.

The swimming pool at the school in Pierowall is open to the public. Ask at the hotel or check the notices in the shop windows for opening times.

Petrol and diesel are both available at Rendall’s general store in Pierowall and petrol only is available at Millers general store in Skelwick.

There is a Post Office in JC Tulloch’s general store in Pierowall, and a sub Post Office in Millers general store in Skelwick.


You can find out much more about Westray & Papa Westray at the Westray & Papa Westray Tourist Association web site.

Westraak provide guided tours of Westray.

Find out about the heritage of the Orkney islands at Orkneyjar

On your way to Westray why not stop over at one of the following hotels –

The Kirkwall Hotel in Kirkwall straight opposite the Ferry Terminal ready for your trip to Westray.

Or you may want to stop in Stromness straight off the Northlink Ferry at the Royal Hotel.

If you’re going to arrive late at Scrabster on the Scottish mainland en-route to Orkney the Ferry Inn right next to the Northlink terminal is ideal.

Thinking of moving to Orkney, then check out the Moving to Orkney web site

  • Places to Visit

    • Noltland Castle
    • Heritage Centre
    • Links of Noltland dig (featured on BBC Two)
    • Westray Processors (fresh crab)
    • Wheeling Steen Gallery
    • Westray Golf Course
    • Craft Workshops/Studios (craft trail)
    • Noup Head lighthouse

    Things to See

    • Seals in Pierowall bay and on many beaches
    • Puffins at Castle O’Burrian
    • Bird colony at Noup Head
    • Bronze Age Sauna at Grobust beach
    • Neolithic se

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