Papa Stour History Group
Papa Stour History Group The Papa Stour History Group was formed in 2003 to preserve and record the wealth of history and archaeology within the island. Membership is free and open to anyone having an interest in Papa Stour. Meetings are held both in the island as well as on the mainland of Shetland.
For visitors to the island there are free leaflets with a map and directions for self guided walks available in the waiting room close to the pier in Papa Stour. Other leaflets of local interest will be available and postcards purchased in the vestry to the rear of the Papa Stour Kirk.
The 200 year old Kirk is open to the public all year round and the History Group is planning a small interpretative centre in the vestry with displays and artefacts outlining some of the island’s history and archaeology. The Papa Stour History Group also has its own website.
During the early part of summer 2008 the Papa Stour History group in partnership with craftsmen from Norway will be undertaking a partial reconstruction of the 13th century Norse Stofa at the Biggins. Notched log timbers are to be brought from Norway for this reconstruction and assembled on site in Papa Stour. This project involves an exchange of craftsmen and students between the two countries. On completion the site will be fully open to visitors with interpretative panels and access for disabled people.
For further information contact:-
Secretary, Mrs Jane Puckey
E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Papa Stour can be reached either by ferry or plane. Public toilets available at the waiting room close to the pier. At present there are no refreshments available so visitors are advised to bring their own.
See the events calendar for information on upcoming events in the area.