North Ronaldsay The most northerly of the Orkneys only 4 miles long is low lying and fertile. It is noted for the high stone dyke which entirely surrounds it and outside which its famous native sheep live mainly on rich red seaweed, giving their mutton a peculiarly delicate ﬂavour.
There are many prehistoric sites, notably the iron Age Broch of Burrian where an ox-bone incised with Pictish symbols, an Ogham inscription and a small Celtic cross have been found.
- North Ronaldsay Geolocation Latitude 59.3720° N Longitude -2.4189° W
- North Ronaldsay Postcode KW17
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Seals abound among the rocks and beaches lochs and shores are much used as nesting places by migratory birds. and there are many rare wild ﬂowers. The island has the highest lighthouse built on land in Britain, ﬁrst lit in 1854. and an old light-beacon of 1790.