THE NORTH RONALDSAY SHEEP FELLOWSHIP
Established 1997 Supporting an island legacy and a unique breed of sheep
EMAIL US - CLICK HERE
Darren Cassie - 07980 540727
Laura Lambert - 01785 282901
TREASURER & MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES
Rita Peace - Tel. 01438 832964
John Lane - Tel. 01772 613928
Edward Lambert - 01785 282901
Website design & maintenance by Edward Lambert
The NRSF welcomes the following new members who have recently joined:
Mrs P Smith, Huntingdon, Cambs
Adrianne Hills, USA
Lady Acorn Ltd, Warks
Robert Owen, Cornwall
Robert Somerville, Herts.
Hartshill School, Nuneaton
Thea Groves, Dunoon
The NRSF is grateful to the following for their recent generous donations:
Capt Ian Coats Alison Sidaway Mike Hodgins
Please contact the Secretary or Chairman if you have a matter that you wish Council to discuss.
NORTH RONALDSAY ON BBC COUNTRYFILE
ISLAND RAMS STOLEN IN MIDLANDS
The BBC's Countryfile Programme is due to feature the island of North Ronaldsay on Sunday 31 January 2016. The focus of the filming highlights the ambitious aims of The Orkney Sheep Foundation (OSF): Our mission has two strands: to raise and allocate funds to restore and maintain the ancient Sheep Dyke of North Ronaldsay, an historic listed structure which is essential to the survival of these unique seaweed-eating sheep on the island shoreline. The Dyke is the key to their survival in this very special habitat and therefore our ultimate mission is to secure the future of the island flock on their native isle.
Details of OSF can be found by clicking here.
Four North Ronaldsay rams belonging to Rare Breeds Survival Trust were stolen on the 11th October 2015 near Willey, Rugby, Warwickshire. There are only 500 to 900 registered breeding North Ronaldsay ewes in the UK. These rams were brought down from the Island of Orkney 2 years ago and were just about to go into a collection centre as part of the North Ronaldsay Sheep Fellowship's Island Rams project, to help safeguard this unique and important breed from the threat of extinction. A Hebridean ram and six Greyface Dartmoor sheep were also taken.
Can you help? Please get in touch with us if you have any information that might help us locate or find out what has happened to these rare breeds of sheep.
Newly Available: an indispensable book - NRSF has available a number of copies of the RBST book entitled ‘Shepherd’s Calendar’ by Val Stephenson. This edition was published in 2006, but is still relevant to shepherds today.
To get your copy, please send £7 incl (payable to North Ronaldsay Sheep Fellowship) to:
Rita Peace,The Bothy, Rye End, Codicote, Hertfordshire, SG4 8SU.