From sheep to sea
Berkshire Life|March 2020
Why the North Ronaldsay deserves its moment in the sun

It’s not often that Britain’s rare livestock breeds make the news, but then North Ronaldsay sheep are so distinctive and unique that they deserve a bit of media fuss. If you’ve never seen a North Ronaldsay (or even heard of them), then let me introduce you to these remarkable little island survivors. As the name suggests, these slender primitive-looking sheep originate from wild and windswept North Ronaldsay, the most northerly island of the Orkney archipelago. Their meat is tasty, lean and gamey with a flavor not unlike wild duck and it’s got a brilliant reputation among some of the best gourmets in the business.

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