Tuesday, 30 August 2011
All Quiet on Linga Holm
Midgarth Farm, here on Stronsay, overlooks Linga Holm, separated by a 700-yard-wide sound of potentially dangerous water. Six people lived on this Orkney island in 1841, but they had left by the middle of the 19th Century. The Rare Breeds Survival Trust purchased the island in 1973 and brought in a flock of North Ronaldsay sheep in order to protect the breed. This project attracted attention and annual visits by the RBST's volunteers. In 1999 the Scottish Wildlife Trust acquired the island and their interests focused on the welfare of its grey seals. Pictish house and ancient archaeological remains are still to be found. Does anyone know what happened to the sheep?
Scottish Islands Explorer - acting here as a shepherd