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

Up, across or down?

The Westray coastline is so beautiful on a glorious day it’s hard to know whether to look up, look across or look …

Stormy sunset at Grobust - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Stormy sunset on Westray

Walking down to Grobust beach from the tiny car park I’m suddenly aware of how dramatic the sky has become. There’s such …

All hail - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

All hail

It’s a beautiful blue sky; so blue we are tempted up to Noup Head along the rutted track and past the farm …

On a clear day - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

On a clear day

On a clear day in Westray you can see the Mainland. No, not the mainland of Scotland, but Orkney Mainland.



Broad horizons. Breathtaking clouds. Constantly changing skies.    That’s the view of Westray from my window.

Westray Sky - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Westray Sky

The clouds are as insubstantial as gossamer and float in ethereal whisps above the rugged rocks.