Christmas Lights on North Ronaldsay

by Transition North Ronaldsay in North Ronaldsay, Scotland, United Kingdom

Christmas Lights on North Ronaldsay

Total raised £505

raised so far



To bring Christmas cheer to Orkney’s most northerly community

by Transition North Ronaldsay in North Ronaldsay, Scotland, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 7th December 2020 we'd raised £475 with 23 supporters in 14 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

Make our festive display better! 

We are one the few communities across Scotland not to have outdoor festive lights around Christmas time. With Covid restrictions, the usual Christmas events in Kirkwall (mainland Orkney) and further afield look set to be cancelled. It seems likely that many islanders will be unable to celebrate in the normal way and be with family during the festive period. 

North Ronaldsay has only 62 residents, and the island’s primary school being closed for over 3 years. However, this year a young family have moved to the island bringing hope that the island can thrive once more. 

A festive display of lights on the island will bring joy to residents of all ages. In years to come the lighting ceremony can provide an additional social event, for the community to come together. 

Please contribute what you can to help make our island a more festive place and attractive to more families!







This project offered rewards

£50 or more

Highland Park Voucher

Virtual Christmas Lights Switch-On Ticket plus a £50 voucher from Highland Park Distillery and Retail Store

£5 or more

Virtual Christmas Lights Switch-On Ticket

Join us online for the Christmas Lights switch-on! Featuring local musicians. You will also recieve a recipe for mulled wine/non-alcoholic punch before the event so you can join in by making your own. If you’d like to send a photo or video of your Christmas lights/decorations at home we will show them during the countdown to our switch-on!

£10 or more

Sack of Orkney Tatties

Virtual Christmas Lights Switch-On Ticket plus a 12.5kg sack of Orkney potatoes. Delivery within Orkney only

£20 or more

Gin Tour

Virtual Christmas Lights Switch-On Ticket plus a tour at Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin Distillery

£80 or more

Watercolour painting of a robin

Original painting by island resident and artist James Wilson. Watercolour on a thin wooden board. 23cm x 15.2cm. Plus Virtual Christmas Lights Switch-On Ticket

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