THE NORTH RONALDSAY SHEEP FELLOWSHIP              

Established 1997  Supporting an island legacy and a unique breed of sheep

 

EMAIL US - CLICK HERE

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Useful Contacts

 

CHAIRMAN

Darren Cassie - 07980 540727

 

SECRETARY

 Laura Lambert - 01785 282901

 

TREASURER & MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES

Rita Peace - Tel. 01438 832964

 

HEMLIN EDITOR

Helen Brewis

 

PUBLICITY OFFICER

John Lane  - Tel. 01772 613928

 

WEBSITE

Edward Lambert - 01785 282901

Website design & maintenance by Edward Lambert

MEMBERSHIP FORM LAPELBADGE MERCHANDISE FORM

 

The NRSF welcomes the following new members who have recently joined:

 

Mrs P Smith, Huntingdon, Cambs

Adrianne Hills, USA

James Thompson,Cheshire

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHEPHERD'S CALENDAR

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.

WELCOME

THANK YOU

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