As from Saturday April 4th there will be an evening sailing to Papa Stour leaving West Burrafirth at 1800 hours, returning from Papa Stour 1845.These sailings are ‘bookings only’. All other sailings remain unchanged. See ferry timetable under the heading ‘transport’.
Repair work to the Papa Stour airstrip has been satisfactorily completed and inspected. Practice landings/ take offs have taken place and the pilots re-validated. Therefore scheduled flights to and from Papa Stour now operating.
Due to the Papa Stour Air Service being suspended until new drains have been put in and other work carried out on the airstrip the Summer Ferry Timetable has been brought forward with immediate effect. There will therefore be Saturday evening sailings from now until the start of the winter timetable in the autumn as follows;
Departure West Burrafirth 1800 hours arriving Papa Stour 1835 hours.
Departure Papa Stour 1845 hours arriving West Burrafirth 1920 hours.
For complete ferry timetable please go to Transport page on this blog.
When work has been completed on the Papa Stour Airstrip, which at present is severely waterlogged and therefore unsafe for use, the normal Tuesday Air Service will resume.
As from November 1st 2014 there will be no further Saturday evening sailings to and from Papa Stour until April next year.
All other sailings continue as normal but on a ‘bookings only’ basis.
As from July 1st 2013 there will be no further Monday sailings to and from Papa Stour.
All other sailings will be on a ‘bookings only’ basis.
Sale of Hurdiback Croft has fallen through and is therefore back on the market.
Ideal property for young, enthusiastic and hardworking family interested in crofting and land mangement.
House and outbuildings in need of some renovation. Very good agicultural land.
Recommend visiting Papa Stour and view property before making any decision to purchase.
Details can be found at following sites;
For advice on crofting responsibilities/ law advise contacting the Crofting Commission.