Welcome to SheepFest - a festival fortnight celebrating the native sheep, sheepdyke and island culture of North Ronaldsay, Orkney
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 the island's 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
Our annual Quiz
- and much more!
Find out more about our Past Festivals and re-live some great memories here