Island Wikipedia

Papa Stronsay

InfoRoutesPlaces of interest

This site is available in your language and country. Change the language to English and the country to United States.
Click here to hide this message.

Author: Wikipedia

GB | | Public | DutchFrenchGermanItalianSpanish

Source: Des Colhoun

Copyright: Creative Commons 2.0

Papa Stronsay is a small island in Orkney, Scotland, lying north east of Stronsay. It is 74 hectares in size, and 13 metres above sea level at its highest point. After being largely abandoned, the island was bought at the end of the 20th century by traditionalist Catholic monks of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer, who operate a monastery and farm there.

According to folklore, some of the natives were descended from a female selkie. This was because they had horny skin on their feet and hands, and permanently smelt of fish.


Copyright: Creative Commons 3.0

More information


United Kingdom

More about this place of interest


Routes nearby

Related channels

Try this feature for free with a MyRouteYou Plus trial subscription.

MyRouteYou Plus

If you already have such an account, then log in now.

© 2006-2020 RouteYou -