From whales to otters.
From red throated divers to guillemots
From Primula Scotia
to Sea Pinks.
There's a depth of natural beauty to Rousay that's not
to be missed
Rousay has been called the "Egypt of the North" as a result of the density of it's prehistoric sites.
The island has been inhabited for over 5'000 years and there are five well presented monuments which are maintained by Historic Scotland and freely open to the public
The island has evidence from every stage in the history of Orkney, with a Neolithic settlement at Rinyo, Bronze Age burnt mounds, Iron Age crannogs and brochs, Viking boat burials, remains of a medieval church and the stately home at Trumland.
Rousay Heritage Centre
Located on the pier front you will find a host of information about Rousay; from history to geology to bird life to farming.
The building also houses the waiting room for the ferry, a shower and wc.
Would you like to join us?
What is available to the residents of Rousay?
Follow this link to find out about moving to Rousay
Rousay's central location; nestled amongst the
other islands, it's unique landscape; the second
most hilly of the Orkney islands with strong
glacial scarring, and it's , astounding history Rousay
is a walker's paradise.
Coastal paths, moorland tracks, or just a Garden stroll - Rousay has it all
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