The Holm of Papay

It is sometimes possible to reach the Holm of Papay by local boat.  There are 3 neolithic tombs on this small island.  At the north end is a small stalled cairn, where Unstan ware pottery was also found, which may well have been the burial place of the people who lived at the Knap of Howar.  The south tomb is an exceptionally large chambered cairn, with unusual carvings on the lintels above some of the chambers.