Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Warning to Welcome
There was a time when the major communicating feature on Westray, Orkney, was the lighthouse at Noup Head, constructed by David Stevenson in 1898 and providing a warning to shipping. The 20th Century saw the establishment of
Westray Airport, with services to Kirkwall and to the adjacent Papa Westray Airport, some 1.7 miles away. It's the world's shortest scheduled air service.
Internet connections have developed significantly in the 21st Century and, earlier this week as reported in The Orcadian, some of Westray's residents were welcomed to a session about getting on-line.
Scottish Islands Explorer - also making islands less ... insular