festival cups - conservation through coffee (or tea!)

We have produced a limited number of Sheep Festival mugs, showcasing four of the island's most beautiful icons: the Lighthouse, the Standing Stone, the beautiful sheep themselves and the Sheepdyke (this featured section was re-built by 2016's Festival volunteers!)

Dishwasher-safe and as pretty as a picture, what better way to remember your time on the island than whilst enjoying a comforting cuppa? 

Buy online through our Festival Shop 


Kate completed the half-marathon in 2hrs and 10 minutes, raising just over £1,000 in online and offline donations. Thank you to all who supported her! 


running the length of the sheepdyke (13 miles)

"North Ronaldsay is an Island close to my heart, and this Summer I helped to rebuild parts of the 13-mile sheepdyke that have been damaged by severe storms. The Island's first ever Sheep Festival was a huge success, with volunteers and islanders coming together to help, and the achievements were huge.


But we want to do more!

What better way to raise funds for the 2017 Sheep Festival than running the distance of the sheepdyke? This October, I will be running my second ever half-marathon (The Royal Parks Half-Marathon - 13.1 miles), and thinking of the Island with every step! 

Funds raised will go towards extras such as transport for volunteers (we are hoping to hire a minibus), and ongoing Festival costs. We are also thinking of making a line of Sheep Festival mugs and t-shirts - what better souvenir from a conservation holiday like no other? 

Thank you in advance!" Kate, Festival Committee Member

(The funds raised will be looked after and allocated by The Orkney Sheep Foundation, Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number SCIO 045392, and the Sheep Festival Committee)