A small island with a smaller island and a smallest island

Westray is a small island. Just off Westray is a smaller island; Papa Westray. Just off Papa Westray is an even smaller island; the Holm of Papay. Here there are three chambered cairns from 5,000 years ago, with amazing carvings and beautiful stonework by our neolithic ancestors. I’m going to have to go there sometime. For now, this aerial view from a light aircraft will have to do.

Holm of Papay - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

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