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Papa Stour

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Papa Stour is a small rugged island off the west coast of Mainland Shetland and is popular with walkers and wildlife enthusiasts.

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Papa Stour can be reached by plane or on a 45-minute ferry journey. Around 30 people live on the island and for most of them crofting is a way of life. The island’s coastal scenery features stacks, arches, caves and blowholes. Christie’s Hole is a particularly spectacular sea cave.

As well as offering good walking opportunities and plenty of wildlife, Papa Stour has some fascinating archaeological remains.

 

Public Transport Directions

Papa Stour can be reached by plane or on a 45-minute ferry journey. Around 30 people live on the island and for most of them crofting is a way of life. The island’s coastal scenery features stacks, arches, caves and blowholes. Christie’s Hole is a particularly spectacular sea cave.

As well as offering good walking opportunities and plenty of wildlife, Papa Stour has some fascinating archaeological remains.

 

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