Thank you for visiting the Papa Stour History and Community Group’s website, we hope your being here means you’d like to learn more about the wonderful island of Papa Stour, it’s history and people. Or maybe you’re even thinking of visiting! We would love to welcome you so please do take a look around and if you have any questions, you can contact us through our Facebook page. Our short video gives an insight into life on Papa but to truly experience it, you need to come see it for yourself!
The Shetland island of Papa Stour has been experiencing significant depopulation over the last forty years, and the Papa Stour History and Community Group (SCIO) (PSHCG) was formed and constituted as a registered charity, to support and enhance all aspects of island life. Group members are resident islanders, local crofters and homeowners, and people with familial and social connections. There are eight trustees, and more than 40 members and ‘Friends of Papa Stour’.
Local artists generously gave permission for the Papa Stour History and Community Group to use their island inspired paintings to produce a unique, stunning set of six cards, sold in aid of the Papa Kirk Development project. The group exists to enhance and support all aspects of life on Papa Stour, and the Kirk project will be a focus for island renewal initiatives preventing depopulation and keeping Papa viable.
We applied for planning consent to site 12 solar panels high up on the south side of the roof – the seaward side. We have grant money to pay for the solar panels (which expires in August) and wanted to fix the solar panels while the scaffold is in place. This cannot now happen and we are faced with considerably more costs to bring in and erect another scaffold if and when our planning appeal is successful.