Working for the future of North Ronaldsay

It is often said of the Island of North Ronaldsay that the visitor can be nearer to the Orkney of old than anywhere else... or that it is the Island that time forgot. Indeed, North Ronaldsay's landmark sites, such as the Old Beacon, the New lighthouse, the history of shipwrecks, the Norse traditions, the Broch of Burrian, and the megalithic Standing Stone, the unique seaweed-eating sheep, the thirteen-mile stone dyke, the Pictish and Viking, heritage, and the unique dialect do reinforce the idea that this is a place like no other.

The North Ronaldsay Trust (NRT) aims to preserve the built and natural heritage of the island for the benefit of the community and the public at large. These include structures such as the Old Beacon, the two Kirks, the unique stonewall dyke, the seaweed-eating North Ronaldsay sheep, the flora and fauna, the geological and archaeological features, and the Island's natural beauty. The Trust also promotes industry and commerce through projects such as the self-catering Cottages and Cafe at the New Lighthouse. Other activities of the NRT include housing, the relief of poverty, help for the aged, handicapped and infirm, and the advancement of education through creative applications of technology for distance learning.

Preserving North Ronaldsay's unique sheep

Promoting a sustainable community respecting heritage and embracing change

Providing visitors with an extraordinary experience


Featured Projects

The Old Beacon Project

The Old Beacon, a world architechtural treasure, will receive a rebirth as site through which visitors can experience......read more

Self-Catering Lighthousekeepers' Cottages

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Visit North Ronaldsay and stay in the four-star accommodation of the original lighthousekeepers' cottages...read more

The Kirks' Project

Long centers of island life and whorship, the Old and New Kirks have played an important role in the lives of islanders. Today, the NRT......read more


Latest news

NRT erects six wind turbines for the community

Posted on January 18, 2015 by John O Scott

Wind is a daily part of life on North Ronaldsay, and now that turbine technologies are...

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New Yarn for North Ronaldsay Products!

Posted on March 15, 2015 by Jane Donelly

Visit the online store, the best source for authentic North Ronaldsay wool products.

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