From the ancient seaweed eating sheep that graze around the foreshore managed by the ancient sheep court, to the lighthouses that stand proud at the north guiding the shipping with the tallest land based lighthouse in the UK.
North Ronaldsay has a unique and world-recognised heritage for visitors to explore
The stunningly beautiful sandy shores to the south and east, dramatic rugged coastline to the north and west, and the peaceful centre area are all wonderful to explore taking in the beautiful scenery, and wildlife.
North Ronaldsay is where old traditions and customs are still a rich part of island life but this innovative island also embraces the 21st century.
Its easy to see the islands ancient breed of famous seaweed-eating sheep as now nearly all have returned to the foreshore following the ewes lambing and the sheep being clipped of their fleeces.
Their fleeces will be dried and then traded through the local Wool Mill where the fleeces will be spun into yarn which is sold to many destinations around the world.
A recent survey reveals that Orkney in the best place to live in the UK. Please see the link belo that will take you to the article
North Ronadsay will soon be looking to recruit a Dyke Worker and Ranger. Currently a three bedroom house is being refurbished in the centre of the island near to the school. Keep watching for further details to be announced
Monday July 29th to Friday August 10th 2019
Planning is well under way for 2019 to deliver another fun packed programme of events to compliment the days work of repairing the Grade A listed Stone Dyke that runs around the island ensuring the famous s remain on the foreshore.
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A whirlwind fortnight of activities centered around the rebuilding of the islands Sheep Dyke has come to an end. 43 volunteers from Orkney, Scotland, England, Canada, and Hong Kong came to the Island and built 250 paces of dyke, equating to the movement of 250 tonnes of stone. When away from the wall there was a pleather of activities from evening talks on North Ronaldsay Sheep management, tannery, music and film evenings. there were organised tours of the island Wool Mill and Lighthouse, dances, bake off competitions, BBQ, plays, quiz, and an international football match, residents against visitors, which was won by the visitors.
More information contact: https://www.nrsheepfestival.co...
Orkney Wine - Mrs M Jackson (c/o Sangar)
Scapa Glasses - Sinclair Scott
Swanney Beers set - M Shearer, Kirkwall
Orkney Ales - Ian Webster, Edinburgh
Orkney Tweed Vole - Grieve, Stromness
Orkney Brewery Tour - Stan Jamieson, Kirkwall
Longship Tray - Clive Mead, Gloucestershire
Hume Sweet Hume Voucher - Ella Henderson, Stromness
Sheep Festival Mug - Lynn Morris, Kirkwall
Highland Park - T Cromarty
Tour of Highland Park Distillery - Bernie Holbrook
Tour of Kirkuvagr Gin Distillery - Liz Forgan
Karen Tweed Tune - Islan Davison
NRBO Voucher one night for 2 - Wm Tulloch, Sand Ha’, Stromness (William junior)
Donaldson’s Voucher - Kitty Lam, Hong Kong
Donaldson’s Voucher - George, Maud
Idiom – Wrigley Sisters CD - Amy Tulloch, Stromness
Judith Glue Voucher - Stan Jamieson, Kirkwall
Freda Bayne Bag - Lou Flett, Stromness
Orkney Cheese Voucher - Caroline Stevenson
3rd Prize - £100 - Sinclair Scott
2nd Prize - EE Hawk Phone - M Shearer, Kirkwall
1st Prize - 5 nights Lighthouse Cottages - Mrs E Duncan, Aberdeen
On behalf of the North Ronaldsay Trust many thanks for your support to both all people that supported by buying tickets, as well as those very generous people who donated the excellent prizes. Many thanks to you all