Welcome! - a quick update


The dates for the ONLINE North Ronaldsay Sheep Festival are

26th July to 6th August 2021

Due to Covid-19 and Government restrictions, we will be hosting this year's Festival online, via our website. While we are very sad not to be able to provide an on-island event, we will be screening a variety of videos, workshops and interactive events that we hope will bring a taste of the Sheep Festival to you at home.  

Keep your eyes peeled for our Virtual Program closer to the time!

- The Sheep Festival Committee 2021

About the Sheep Festival

                                         - conservation through restoration


The North Ronaldsay Sheep Festival is a volunteer-led, conservation fortnight that takes place every Summer on the Island of North Ronaldsay in Orkney, Scotland with the aim of re-building and repairing the Island's drystone Sheep Dyke, protecting its flock of native seaweed-eating sheep, and celebrating its distinct culture and tradition through music, art and education. 

The fortnight's programme includes:

  • Two daily 3-hour sessions (with instruction and supervision) of

Grade A-listed drystone Sheep Dyke repair

  • Tours of the Island Wool Mill and LightHouse

  • Workshops including felting and knitting

  • Island Dances with live, traditional music from local musicians

  • Visitors vs Islanders football match

  • - and much more!


© The North Ronaldsay Sheep Festival 2016-2021

In association with The Orkney Sheep Foundation


And supported by The North Ronaldsay Trust

The North Ronaldsay Community Association

The Sheep Festival Committee