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: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01908 611 092.
HSS National Show
Most of you will already know that the HSS National Show will be held as part of the Three Counties Show this year.
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: Tuesday 09 APRIL, so hurry and make sure you don't miss the cut-off date.
The show schedule can be downloaded by following this link.
An online entry can be made by following this link.
The calendar features 13 selected colour photo's from members' flocks, and is available by post for the amazing price of only £6.25 including postage and packing. With a limited run this year, this calendar could easily be a collector's piece in years to come! Order now to make sure you don't miss out.
Send a cheque (payable to the Hebridean Sheep Society) to:
Rita Peace, The Bothy, Rye End, nr Codicote, SG4 8SU
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.
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, Katherine Medway, at email@example.com . 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 01 December.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org also by 01 December.
To read an archive of older news items, follow this link.