A series of 8 short films reflecting the cultural heritage of Papa Westray, Orkney.

“I was told the story about hidden treasure on Papay. I came to realise the island had treasures everywhere” – Mark Jenkins

These films were made during a residency in 2016, using archive aural and visual material together with new interviews, images and film.
The were commissioned as part of a permanent display at The Kelp Store Craft and Heritage Centre in Papa Westray, which opened it’s doors for the first time in June 2016.

Filmed, edited & directed by Mark Jenkins (splicefilm.co.uk)
Music composed & played by James Watson (woodensolemusic.com)
Made for Papay Development Trust with funding from Coastal Communities Fund

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‘MILKING STOOLS & SPINNING WHEELS’ (18m) Animal farming in Papa Westray

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‘LUG SAILS & LIMPETS’ (12m) Fishing in Papa Westray

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‘FOOLS GOLD & CAT’S CLAWS’ (15m) Shipwrecks in Papa Westray

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‘LOOKOUTS & LANDINGS’ (8m) Wartime in Papa Westray

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‘DIGGING & LEAPING’ (5m) Going to the Spoots in Papa Westray

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‘SCYTHES & SILAGE’ (13m) Arable farming in Papa Westray

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‘DIESEL AND DRAWBARS’ (13m) The Music Of The Tractor

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STAMPS AND SCALES‘ (3m) The Post Office in Papa Westray