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!