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UPDATE: North Ronaldsay's first ever Sheep Festival 2016
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Our 40 volunteers.
One fortnight.
Over 200 paces* re-built.


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 with enthusiasm once again.
 
Volunteers came from far and wide (including Sydney, Amsterdam and Colorado) to take part, and by the end a staggering 200 paces (*metres) of sheepdyke (the equivalent of £5,000 worth of re-building) was achieved. 
THE EFFORT AND ENTHUSIASM of those involved surpassed all expectation, with people aged 12 to OAPs getting stuck in with 6 hours of building a day, all with a smile on their faces. The group participation was reminiscent of the community efforts of years gone by, with several Islanders offering their expertise on the best methods of re-building, and providing a unique and fascinating insight into life on the Island and their hopes for the future. 
Read more about 2016's Festival HERE
Find out more about our brilliant band of volunteers and islanders HERE
Volunteers celebrate a successful first day
The Sheep Festival's success could not have been achieved without the help of our formidable band of volunteers and the efforts of the Island's community.
A huge thank you to all who took part. 
A pub quiz and traditional Dance to round up Week One
A length of sheepdyke rebuilt from scratch by Festival volunteers
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