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.


Will you be at the Royal Highland Show this year?

The RHS is Scotland's premiere agricultural show, and this year we would love to encourage everyone who owns Hebrideans to consider taking some sheep along. So why not do your bit towards the continued sucess of our breed by supporting this major showcase?

For further information or support, John Mosley, David Robertson, or Jeff Moore are all very happy to chat about what is involved. In any case, check out Dave Braithwaite’s chapter on showing in the Society's book, Hebridean Sheep. Old Breed For New Times.

We hope to see you there in any case - with or without your sheep!

The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, EDINBURGH, EH28 8NB
Schedule: Available to download by clicking here
Entries: Online or on paper. Follow this link
Entries Close: 21 April 2014 (paper) or 28 April (online)

Tel: 0131 335 6212
Fax: 0131 333 1453


Latest News...

Time to start thinking about next year!

The 2014 edition of the succesful Hebridean Sheep Society calendar will be available at the Great Yorkshire Show and other events during the year. Come and have a look and collect your calendar or send for one by post (£6.00 inc. P&P) from:

Rita Peace, The Bothy, Rye End, Nr Codicote, SG4 8SU.

Sweatshirts, Polo shirts, Mugs, Cards and Car Stickers will be availble at most shows. To secure availability, please contact Rita.

Rita Peace, The Bothy, Rye End, nr Codicote, SG4 8SU
Membership renewals

Some weeks ago you would have received the forms to renew your membership of HSS. This is 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.

2013 Yearbook - Articles Needed

The Blacksheep is the Society’s Year Book. This is a call for articles and submissions for consideration for this annual publication. 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.

The Blackboard is the Society’s quarterly newsletter. If you have any news items, please e-mail these to Anne Robertson (the new editor) at also by 01 December.


To read an archive of older news items, follow this link.


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