Famous Seaweed Eating Sheep

north ronaldsay sheep

Visit North Ronaldsay and stay at Observatory Hostel

North Ronaldsay is famous for a very ancient breed of sheep which live on the beaches and eat seaweed.  The Dyke, a 13 mile circle of dry stone wall around the island, keeps the sheep on the shore.  They only come inland for lambing. The meat from the sheep is prized by chefs in the capital cities of Scotland and the UK.    A journey to North Ronaldsay is made worthwhile by the hundreds of migrating birds that can been seen flying over the island and occasionally stopping to take rest. The local population is always pleased to see  new people,making a visit to North Ronaldsay an experience you will remember for ever.  The North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory provides great value accommodation in the heart of the community.

Thanks you to I C Caldwell for the photo

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