Useful Links to Other sites

We've put together a list of links that you may find useful.

Please note, we have provided these as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Hebridean Sheep Society of any of the products, services or opinions provided within these sites.

The Hebridean Sheep Society bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site nor for that of subsequent links. Please contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

The HSS online Flock Book (Grassroots) - you will need your Membership Number and password to enter the site.

DEFRA - UK Government, Department of Farming and Rural Affairs.

Scottish Government (Farming and Rural)

Welsh Assembly (Environment and countryside)

Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Animal and Plant Health Agency

The Rare Breeds Survival Trust

The National Sheep Association (NSA)

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) -Beef and Lamb

- although this site is primarily directed towards commercial livestock keepers, they provide the "Better Returns Programme" (BRP) which has a number of useful informational leaflets and other resources. They also run practical, free events across the England - some of these may also be of interest to the smaller scale sheep owner.

HCC Wales Sheep Management - the Welsh version of AHDB!

SIGNET Breeding Services - Genetic performance recording service

Moredun -  Committed to promoting animal health and wlfare through research and education.

Scottish Rural College - information for livestock keepers inlcuding health schemes + courses and training opportunities

SCOPS (Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep)

NADIS (National Animal Disease Information Service)

Responsible use of Antimicrobials in Sheep Production

Grazing Animals Project (GAP) resources -now maintained by RBST - information about conservation grazing

The Wildlife Trusts

BigBarn - help people find good, safe and accountable food from local sources.

FARMA - Not-for-profit association of real farm shops

British Wool - championing British wool and the farmers who produce this amazing, natural fibre, whilst promoting every aspect of wool production and usage

Brannach Olann - committed to delivering a new way of sourcing wool while offering the highest quality wool-based products and championing next-generation farming practices

Griffiths Mill - specialise in processing small batches of fleece. Based in Derbyshire

The Natural Fibre Company - based in Cornwall

The Halifax Spinning Mill - based in Yorkshire

Felsted Fleece - specialise in processing small batches of fleece. Based in Essex

The Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

The Guild of Machine Knitters

International Feltmakers Association

The Campaign for Wool

The UK Fleece Directory

Devonia Sheepskins and Tannery Ltd - Tannery in Devon

Organic Sheepskins - Tannery in Herefordshire

Welsh Organic Tannary - Tannary in Carmarthenshire

Tannery Organic Traditional - Tannery courses using traditional methods based in the Forest of Dean

Hebridean Woolhouse - provide woollen sweaters, waistcoats, cardigans and pullovers from Hebridean sheep

Ardalanish. Isle of Mull Weavers - produce textiles from British native breed wool

International Sheepdog Society

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