Summer Symposium on the Isle of Mull

24/26 August 2018

The Hebridean Sheep Soceity is pleased to announce that their summer symposium will be held on the weekend of 24/26 August on the wonderful Isle of Mull. Members and non-members welcome. Thanks to Jeff and Enid Moore for hosting this event.

Programme of events.

Friday 24 Aug

6 pm: Meet at Craigmore Croft for a stock judging competition. Good craic and prizes to be won.

Saturday 25 Aug

morning: Visit to the Isle of Mull Weavers at Ardalanish Farm. A traditional woollen mill weaving Hebridean tweed. The mill is on a 1500 acre coastal estate, situated on the beautiful Ross of Mull. Andrew & Ann Smith run a flock of 350 Hebrideans, together with a fold of black primitive Highland cattle known as Kyloes. There is also a shop and tea room.

afternoon: Free time in the afternoon. Visit the sacred Isle of Iona, stroll on one of the many white sand beaches or savour The Whitetail Gin, created with sea kelp, heather and pine needles from Tiroran among its botanicals. All these are close to Ardalanish.

The evening dinner will be at The Isle of Mull Hotel, Craignure @ 7 p.m.

Sunday 26 Aug

morning: Visit to Mull Eagle Watch. A ranger led visit to view Britain's largest bird of prey, the White-tailed Sea Eagle. There will also be a good chance of seeing other wildlife including golden eagles.

Lunch to be arranged. Venue to be arranged dependant on numbers.

afternoon: A look at our flock of 2018 crop of Hebridean X Cheviot lambs. They are kept on 84 acres of hill ground above Tobermory with views down the Sound of Mull. They are bred with minimum input for the store lamb markets at Dalmally and Oban.

Final evening dinner at The Western Isles Hotel, Tobermory.

The Mull & Morvern Sheepdog Society, holds one of the oldest sheepdog trials on the west Coast on Thursday 23rd. August. Some members who are visiting the island for longer will enjoy this added attraction. If you have a working dog, why not have a go?

To Book - please contact Jeff Moore by email or phone or use the contact us page and select Buying/Selling in the drop-down.

The importance of early booking of your own accommodation and ferry travel must be stressed.

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