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From Australia to Zanzibar, islands are most people's dream locations for beaches, walks, good food and away-from-it-all breaks. Island Guide contains articles about familiar destinations such as the Greek and Balearic Islands, Madeira, Japan and the British Isles as well as lesser known islands throughout the world.

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Away from it all

Papa Westray is one of the most northerly of the Orkney islands. Orkney is located to the north of mainland Scotland. Papa Westray has been described as Orkney in miniature. It has archaeology, including the Knap of Howar (the oldest standing domestic building in north-west Europe), an RSPB reserve, beaches and seal colonies. It is also famous for the shortest scheduled flight in the world.

A quiet place for walking, thinking, photography, relaxation. For more information go to: Papa Westray