Frequently Asked Questions
What to See and Do
What else is there to do on the island?


There is plenty to do and see on North Ronaldsay.  At the North end of the island is the tallest land-based lighthouse in the UK. In the same complex, there is a café, visitor centre and wool mill.

Tours can be arranged of the lighthouse and the wool mill.  


In the New Kirk, near the airport is an archive exhibition about the history of the island and its people.

There are numerous archaeological sites on North Ronaldsay. 

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What do I do in my spare time and in the evenings?


Festival activities include knitting and felting workshops, evening talks, traditional music sessions (open mic nights), film nights, wildlife walks, a dance, a bake-off competition, and the infamous island football match.



Where can I share pictures of the Festival?


Festival goers can join the Sheep Festival Community Group on Facebook and share pictures there.  

Please be sure that you have the permission of persons photographed before you share them.

If you have some brilliant shots you are happy to share with us, please send them to the Festival!