Papa Westree

Papa Westree, forby kent as Papay, is ane o the Orkney Islands in Scotland, Unitit Kinrick.

Papa Westree
Norse namePapey (hin) Meiri
Meanin o nameAuld Norse for "big island o the papar"
Law cliffs on the east coast
Law cliffs on the east coast
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Papa Westray shawn within Orkney
OS grid referenceHY488518
Coordinates59°22′N 2°54′W / 59.36°N 2.9°W / 59.36; -2.9
Physical geography
Island groupOrkney
Aurie918 hectare (3.5 sq mi)
Aurie rank53 [1]
Heichest elevationNorth Hill 49 metre (161 ft)
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieOrkney Islands
Population rank45=[2][1]
Population density9.8 fowk/km2[2][3]
Lairgest settlementBackaskaill


  1. a b Aurie an population ranks: thare are c. 300 islands ower 20 ha in extent an 93 permanently inhabitit islands war leetit in the 2011 census.
  2. a b Naitional Records o Scotland (15 August 2013) (pdf) Statistical Bulletin: 2011 Census: First Results on Population and Household Estimates for Scotland - Release 1C (Part Two). "Appendix 2: Population and households on Scotland’s inhabited islands". Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  3. a b Haswell-Smith, Hamish. (2004) The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh. Canongate.
  4. Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 5 Orkney (Northern Isles) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2008. ISBN 9780319228111.
  5. Anderson, Joseph (ed.) (1873) The Orkneyinga Saga. Translated by Jón A. Hjaltalin & Gilbert Goudie. Edinburgh. Edmonston and Douglas. The Internet Archive. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  6. Pedersen, Roy (Januar 1992) Orkneyjar ok Katanes (map, Inverness, Nevis Print)

Coordinates: 59°21′N 2°54′W / 59.350°N 2.900°W / 59.350; -2.900