The Kindrochaid flock was established in 1993 and currently numbers 26 breeding Icelandic ewes. We are situated in the northwest corner of the Island of Islay.
The Icelandics are just a small part of the farming activities which comprise 36 breeding Highland cows (and followers) and 540 breeding ewes – mostly Scottish blackface sheep bred pure but also some crossed with the Blue-faced Leicester ram to produce Scottish mule lambs.
Although the farming is an economic enterprise the primary objective of the land management is to maintain the high nature conservation interest of the areas – particularly the breeding choughs. This is a species that we have been studying (through the Scottish Chough Study Group) since 1982 and have published a number of papers on chough and also on low-intensity farming.
Sue and Eric Bignal
Isle of Islay
Tel: 01496 850330