European Small Islands Federation

‘I’m not doing as much as I used to’: meet the man with 20 jobs


He’s the lighthouse keeper, the sheep farmer, the firefighter, the air-traffic controller… The Guardian tries to keep up with Billy Muir, the pensioner who almost single-handedly keeps the tiny island economy of North Ronaldsay afloat.

PS North Ronaldsay is the most northerly of the Orkney islands, 6,9 km2 with 72 all-year inhabitants.


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