Hard Work = Free Fuel

Our life on Auskerry relies heavily on our supply of peat to keep our stove burning in order to provide us with hot water and a house warm enough to survive the long, dark nights of an Orcadian winter. We cut the peat out of the ground with an ā€˜Lā€™ shaped, long handled knife known

Our Family Business

For the last 35 years we have been farming the isolated island of Auskerry. Our boys have grown up helping to round up the sheep for lambing and clipping; a job that involves a lot of running over this 250-acre island especially as North Ronaldsay sheep have no respect for sheepdogs and will jump straight

The Island of Auskerry

We have been farming the island of Auskerry for 35 years. The stretches of water that separate us and the nearest islands are subject to strong tides, and we are often unable to cross for anything up to 6 weeks in the winter. Even in summertime it can be hard to find a day that

North Ronaldsay Sheep – “perfectly adapted to their environment”

These sheep have thrived in Orkney for thousands of years, having been farmed by the original settlers who built the Ring of Brodgar and Maeshowe. Rolie fleeces lined the beds at Skara Brae and kept our ancestors warm in a variety of ways. The sheepskins are a perfect insulator and would have been used to

Local Links

We are proud that our products are not only beautiful but environmentally sustainable and totally local as well. The following links are to other local Orkney businesses whose services or products have a similar ethos. If you are staying in Orkney we recommend that you fit in some trips to the outer isles as they

New Look Website

We’re very pleased to announce the launch of our new website. With a totally revamped shop, and a brand new blog, we’re looking forward to posting updates from the Island and rolling out some great new items. To thank you for your continued support (we really do appreciate it), we have a limited time voucher