Countryfile visit the NR sheep

Published on 31st January 2016 under OSF Events
Countryfile visit the NR sheep

BBC1’s popular show ‘Countryfile’ have chosen the North Ronaldsay sheep and sheepdyke to feature in their 2016 Winter Special!

They came up to the island to learn more about the damage that fierce storms have done to the dyke, interviewing North Ronaldsay residents and OSF Trustees to find out how people can help to conserve the historic sheep breed.

Presenter Adam Henson got hands-on with a beautiful North Ronaldsay ram and even helped to rebuild a section of sheepdyke!

Countryfile's Adam Henson finds out why the North Ronaldsay sheep are under threat, and how you can help

“Adam’s on North Ronaldsay in Orkney, where their rare seaweed-eating sheep are under threat. Years ago, he visited with his dad to help save the North Ronaldsay breed from extinction – but wild winter storms mean they have suffered further setbacks.”

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