Explore and enjoy the unique

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.


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Seaweed-Eating Sheep

Its easy to see the islands ancient breed of famous seaweed-eating sheep during the summer months as the ewes are taken into grass in order to have more sustenance for feding their lambs.  

However you will still see plenty of sheep on the foreshore  all around the island, down on the rocks grazing on seaweed at low tide.

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Annual Sheep Festival

29th July to 10th August 2018


Join us for a two week celebration of culture and conservation in true North Ronaldsay style.

We are calling for volunteers to help rebuild a historic structure which is essential to the conservation of the rare, seaweed-eating North Ronaldsay sheep. Said to be the longest drystone structure in the world, the Sheepdyke runs 13miles separating the foreshore from the rich inland grazing of North Ronaldsay.

Under the guidance of local experts, dyke-building sessions will be held during weekdays of the festival along with a range of activities and events for all the family!

More information contact: https://www.nrsheepfestival.co...

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Prize Draw


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

All winners will be contacted directly as well.  For Further information please contact email  prizedraw@northronaldsay.co.uk

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


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Bright Night Skies to Dark Skies

21st June 2018 midnight

Summer brings plenty of daylight that leaves a glow over the island in the early hours before the sun rises. Whilst the opposite is true in winter because there is no light pollution we have an incredible umbrella of stars on clear nights.  The community has a wonderful portable telescope to take advantage of star gazing on these wonderful inter nights, and every year during the annual Orkney International Science Festival we have talks and workshops on the island exploring the solar system, stars, and space in general.  

There's a Dark Skies event planned for Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September 2018.  More details to follow soon



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