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Boreray Sheep

Originating from the St Kilda archipelago off the west coast of Scotland, it is also known as the Boreray Blackface or the Hebridean Blackface. It is one of the rarest breeds in the UK and is listed as “Category 1 Critical” by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. Fewer than 300 breeding females are known to exist.

Castlemilk Moorit

Also known as Moorit Shetland or Castlemilk Shetland, and originated in Dumfriesshire Scotland. A decorative breed of sheep, listed as “vulnerable” by the British Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

Cheviot Sheep

Taking their name from their breeding grounds in the hills in the Scottish borders and the north of Northumberland. They have also become common in other areas of the British Isles.

Hebridean Sheep

Manx Loaghtan

A breed native to the Isle of Man which has recently been awarded EU recognition and protection under the EU’s Pr0tected Designation of Origin Scheme. It is descended from sheep once found throughout Scotland including the Western Isles.

North Country Cheviot

Mainly bred in Scotland, but they are also present across much of the British Isles.

North Ronaldsay Sheep

Rolandsay’s live almost exclusively on North Ronaldsay, the most northerly of the Orkney islands. For much of the year their diet consists of seaweed.

Scottish Blackface Sheep

The most common breed of sheep in the British Isles.

Shetland Sheep

Soay Sheep

A primitive Scottish west coast breed believed to date back six million years. It is listed in “Category 4: At Risk” by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

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