schedule of events  2017

The North Ronaldsay Sheep Festival is a working holiday like no other:

the opportunity to discover a new skill or further an existing ability while

helping to conserve and preserve a piece of living history. 


Under the expert eyes of the island's community, you can help rebuild the historic sheepdyke where storms have knocked it down. 

A true working holiday - many hands make light work and building will consist of two sessions a day, with a chance to relax at lunch and enjoy North Ronaldsay's wild and unique beauty. 

North Ronaldsay Sheep Festival

An island experience like no other - punding takes place according to the tides, at around mid-morning.

Sheep are herded by foot (and JCB!) from the beach into stone 'pund' enclosures to be clipped. It's a game of cat and mouse to keep on your toes!

North Ronaldsay Sheep Festival

Activities and entertainment include tours of North Ronaldsay's iconic lighthouse and wool mill, pop-up art exhibition, Film night, spinning & felting workshops, live music at the Bird Observatory, talks from visiting experts, ukulele workshop, treasure hunt, bike hire to explore and visit the island's beaches, bird watching & ringing, and two Island Dances!

North Ronaldsay Sheep Festival