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There's a distinct autumnal feel aboutSanday now with Grey seals pupping and wintering wildfowl & waders arriving all the time.  Redwing and Fieldfare are an increasingly common sight around the island and there are still reasonable numbers of small passerines (Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, Yellow-browed Warbler) moving through......more

There are lots of exciting events for all ages happening throughout the year including guided walks, wildlife watches, practical workshops, indoor educational sessions, storytelling and craft events. Why not join in!

The Sanday Seal Cam is a great watch during late October / November – the time of year that Grey seals come ashore to give birth in Orkney.  The camera is remotely-operated by our Ranger Emma, and overlooks two small Grey Seal breeding beaches on Sanday. An infrared camera enables viewers to have an overview of the colony at night.


The third largest island in Orkney, Sanday is one of the most northerly of the Orkney Islands. Sanday has been called the 'Jewel of the Isles' because of the richness of its archaeology, but it deserves the name just as much for the beauty of its long, unspoilt beaches, the abundance of birds, seals and other wildlife, the glittering seas, the clear air and the spectacular skies by day and night.  


The Sanday Development Trust has been able to employ a resident Ranger since 2005 whose role is to help you enjoy the wonderful wildlife and make the most of your time on Sanday. Throughout the year, the Ranger organises free events, guided walks, workshops and activities open to all.

SEALCAM 2016 is live!

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SUNDAY STOLL, Lady Village

NEXT EVENT: Sun 23rd October, 2pm

MEET: Heritage Centre, Lady

Free healthy walk, suitable for all abilities.

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