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There is ongoing work to repair damage from stormy weather to the sheep dyke

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Sheep Festival a success thanks to OSF

Published on 23rd August 2016 under OSF Events
Sheep Festival a success thanks to OSF
North Ronaldsay's first ever Sheep Festival has been a resounding success, featuring a fortnight of sheepdyke re-building, punding and a plethora of activities organised and executed by Islanders and volunteers eager to feel the Island buzzing…
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Protected bid status for NR mutton

Published on 14th March 2016 under OSF news
Protected bid status for NR mutton
North Ronaldsay mutton has launched an application for official protected name status – the latest quality Orkney food and drink product to begin the process. If successful, the mutton, from Orkney’s most remote island, will…
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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…
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NR mutton a highlight at OSF launch

Published on 22nd September 2015 under OSF Events
NR mutton a highlight at OSF launch
On the evening of Tuesday 8th September 2015 some 140 visitors to the Orkney International Science Festival enjoyed a fascinating talk by Dr Marie Balasse on the history of the North Ronaldsay sheep and their notable…
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Official launch

Published on 21st July 2015 under OSF Events
Official launch
The OSF is pleased to announce a reception to mark the charity’s official launch on Tuesday 8th September. We look forward to welcoming supporters from far and wide - including many from North Ronaldsay itself…
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Adam Henson with a North Ronaldsay ram

Published on 21st July 2015 under OSF news
Adam Henson with a North Ronaldsay ram
Adam Henson, farmer and television presenter of the popular BBC’s Countryfile program, has a long family association with the sheep on North Ronaldsay. His father Joe Henson MBE was one of the original founders of…
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Weather Bomb hits Orkney

Published on 11th July 2015 under OSF News & Video
In December 2012 and January 2013 the island of North Ronaldsay was hit by fierce storms and rip tides, the worst in 40 years. Substantial damage was done to the sheep dyke, particularly where it…
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