Welcome to SheepFest - a festival fortnight celebrating the native sheep, sheepdyke and island culture of North Ronaldsay, Orkney


North Ronaldsay Sheep Dyke

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

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