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Gannets at Noup Head - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Gannets at Noup

I’m hanging over the edge of a 75 metre high cliff looking down at the dizzying heights below. The smell of a …

Risso's Dolphins - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Never a dull day

The weather on Westray may be dull, but there’s never a dull day on Westray.

A white blanket of cloud shrouds the island but life continues as normal for the incredible menagerie which inhabits the shores of Westray.

Gannet - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Gannet

The name Gannet comes from the Old English ganot which means strong or masculine. It’s from the same Old Germanic root as …

Good Gannets above - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Good Gannets above!

Have you ever wondered how Gannets manage to dive into the water at such incredible speeds and yet seem to survive without …

Gannets

Gannets

Gannets have started breeding on the Noup Head cliffs and are taking over many of the narrow ledges and expanding the number …