Age Old Habits

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More than a thousand years ago, monks worshipped on the remote Orkney island of Papa Stronsay.

Today, the silhouettes of young men in black robes grace the shoreline again.

Its no place for cloisters and manicured lawns.

The island is a cross between a hill farm and a building site.

Britain's newest monastery is under construction but you won't find any new ideas here.

The order demands absolute obedience, poverty and chastity - and this traditional approach to monastic life is attracting followers from all over the world.