The Hebridean Sheep Society

The Hebridean Sheep Society exists to promote Hebridean sheep as an economical breed with qualities of importance to today's livestock industry (particularly extensive sheep farming) and many types of ecological management task to promote biodiversity. The Society is the registration authority for the breed within the UK and is affiliated to the National Sheep Association.

Membership is open to all who support the aims of the Society. Membership information can be obtained from the membership secretary: or telephone 01908 611 092.


Lanark Sale Catalog Now Available

Our three Society Autumn sales are fast approaching, with the Scottish Sale now in August, the Melton sale in September and the York sale in October.

You can download the catalog for the Lanark sale by following this link.

For a list of sale dates, further information and 2014 prices, please follow this link.

Calendar competition 2014

We are once again looking for photos for next year's calendar.

For this year's calendar competition we have had to create a new Flickr 'group'. This 'closed' group will only allow HSS members to enter photos, but does mean you will need to join the group. To do this, please send an e-mail direct to Cathy Cassie; please don't be put off - its quick and easy and we want to see your photos!.

Membership renewals

Membership fees will be due by 31 October. Renewals after this date are treated as re-joining and so incur an additional joining fee.

Please also remember to complete the Annual Flock Return – this is really helpful in letting us know how many Hebridean sheep are actually being used for pedigree breeding and cross breeding.

2014 Yearbook - Articles Wanted

The Blacksheep is the Society’s Year Book. This is a call for articles and submissions for consideration for the next edition. Please e-mail your article as a Word file to the editor, Cathy Cassie, at . If you have photos or illustrations in your article, please e-mail these as separate files – it makes setting out for the final publication much easier. The deadline for submission is 31 October.


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